Wind in their sails

Roy Ramage writes: Re. "The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign" (yesterday). It is abhorrent that the out-of-towners, Bill James and Michael Crouch, can have any influence at all in a decision where so much hangs in the balance.

The wind farm has a good economic opportunity in building wind turbines that could eventually sell clean energy into Victoria -- energy that might replace burning coal mines. This would mean short- and medium-term economic benefit for the islanders plus the supply of clean energy into Victoria.