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Australia's net-zero goal spotlights green energy land conflicts

Farmer resistance, scattered private projects complicate renewables expansion

An Australian solar power facility: Some plans for large-scale renewable energy are meeting resistance from farmers concerned about infrastructure cutting across prime agricultural land.   © Reuters

SYDNEY -- Peter Campbell is among a large group of farmers fighting a proposal to build a high-voltage electricity transmission line across Australia's picturesque Merriwa Cassilis plateau, about 300 km northwest of Sydney.

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