Lord Howe Island’s plan for renewable energy rejected over ‘visual impact’ of wind turbines – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Chris Murray, who has lived on the island for 58 years, had supported the proposal.

“I don’t know if angry is the word, [I’m] devastated,” he said.

Those who backed the concept are keen to tackle the impacts of climate change on the low-lying island.

“A large part of lowlands section of the island, including the area where our air strip sits, would not be more than a metre above the high tide line,” Mr Murray said.

“So a large part of the settlement on the island would be severely impacted if there was significant rises in sea level.”


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