I am a huge fan of wind power. I wouldn’t at all mind a view with wind turbines in the landscape. I’m still disappointed that the plan to have wind turbines at the entrance to Wellington Harbour failed to proceed due to objections from residents on *the other side* of the harbour. It would have been magnificent to have people sailing and flying into Windy Wellington to see rows and rows of wind turbines.
Anyway the Dom Post has an editorial on how the biggest obstacle to wind power, is – yes the Government. The RMA delays have threatened the viability of the Makara project, and the proposed deforestation tax is threatening a planned wind farm northeast of Pauatahanui.