The wind industry in Victoria takes a much needed breath of fresh air as the anti-wind Coalition government steps down from power. The anti-wind veto laws, and the scrapping of the state’s renewable energy target will now have a better chance of coming back into the political spotlight.
The Victorian Coalition’s rather sensational loss to Labor on the weekend, after only one term in government, can be interpreted in numerous ways.
Mainly, it is being seen as a warning to Napthine’s federal counterpart, Tony Abbott: yes, first-term governments which lose their way – and fall desperately out of touch with their constituents – can be voted out.
But others, such as the Victorian wind industry, see the Coalition’s defeat as a cautionary tale for conservative politicians who seek to snuff out renewable energy development.
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