Farmers from around Australia gathered outside Parliament House alongside small businesses and residents of impacted communities, to warn about the inevitable rising food and energy prices under Labor’s race towards renewables.
The National Rally Against Reckless Renewables is calling for the suspension of Labor’s plans to rip up agricultural land, which will destroy farming communities and reduce the supply of food.
Leader of The Nationals David Littleproud said regional Australia was being forced to bear the brunt of inner-city ideology “Labor is pursuing a reckless 82 per cent renewables target by 2030, which is driving up costs and threatening agricultural land, regional communities and native flora and fauna,” Mr Littleproud said.
“How much agricultural land is earmarked, where is it earmarked and when will the projects be forced onto local communities? We also need to know how much these projects will cost taxpayers and what are the protection rights of property owners?
“We have time to pause, to plan and to use common sense.
For Labor to meet its targets, 40 7-megawatt wind turbines will need to be installed every month until 2030, while 22,000 five hundred-watt panels need to be installed every day, or 60 million by 2030