"No Wind Farms for Scone."When I arrived in Sydney and saw some news I noticed that there have been protests against a new mine in the Valley.
I think that all these protesters, if they are locals (and I think they are NIMBYs), should permanently switch to '24-Hour Earth Hour Running' for a taste of what it will be like without the things they are protesting about. I don't think they get it.
For those unfamiliar with the Hunter Valley and Central Coast, NSW, here is a map.
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There are power stations dotted along the highway from Branxton to Singleton (Bayswater, Liddell, Redbank), as well as around the Lakes (on Lake Macquarie: Eraring and Vales Point power stations, and on Lake Munmorah, Munmorah power station).
I just tried to find information on an old employer of mine, GEC Construction, to find out which power stations they worked on (I know in the late 70s I spent a couple of Easter holidays working on tenders for power stations in Queensland and Victoria). Funnily enough they don't seem to have a presence on the web in Australia.... I wonder why they don't seem to be building power stations in Australia any more?