Do the benefits outweigh the down sides?

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You decide.

The technology that allows us to harvest energy from the wind is well proven and widely used throughout the world. We can use the wind to reliably produce large quantities of electricity at prices that we as consumers are prepared to pay. On the other hand, there is overwhelming evidence that greenhouse gases are harming our planet. If we don’t act swiftly global warming will impact the lives of millions of people. Australians emit more greenhouse gasses per person than any other country in the world. Here in Victoria approximately 50% of our greenhouse gases come from generating electricity. Our almost exclusive reliance on fossil fuels cannot continue. If we are to continue to enjoy our current standard of living, we must turn to sustainable energy sources. In a country with an abundant wind resource we owe it to ourselves, and to our children, to harness this free, clean and renewable supply of energy.