Renewable energy versus food security

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05 Jul 2022, 10:22 am

Australia's energy transformation is ramping up, but there are major challenges ahead
By national environment, science and technology reporter Michael Slezak and the Specialist Reporting Team's Sarah Sedghi and Loretta Florance
Posted 8h ago, updated 8h ago ... /101188978
However, there's one aspect of the transition to renewables that stands to jeopardise their operation: An upcoming energy transmission project will see high-voltage powerlines built through their farm.

Once the lines are up, Ms Myers is worried her family will not be able to irrigate or use aircraft to spray the crops.

"This paddock here is … growing certified seed potato for the rest of our industry," Ms Myers said.

"This paddock won't be suitable for growing potatoes once the transmission line goes through."

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05 Jul 2022, 4:23 pm

This is the least worry at the moment for Australians as both major parties have admitted that they are unable to keep wages in line with CPI/inflation and with rising prices of food, energy and all services it means many in this country won't be able to afford vegetables let alone concern themselves over powerlines.