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‘They’re awful’: Abbott’s wind farm confession

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the government’s real reason for trying to slash the Renewable Energy Target (RET) was because of the supposed heath impacts of wind farms.

Speaking to 2GB radio host Alan Jones on Thursday, Mr Abbott said he wanted to reduce subsidies for renewable energy because wind farms are “not only … visually awful but they make a lot of noise”.

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This contradicts the government’s stated reasons for trying to reduce the RET, which focused on the impact on electricity prices.

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