A big wind farm

Idiot/Savant blogs at No Right Turn:

Genesis Energy has been granted resource consent for its proposed Castle Hill wind farm. At a potential 858 MW, Castle Hill would be the biggest wind farm in the country, and our second-largest power station; if constructed, it would double our total wind generation in one hit, and put us 5% closer to our “90% renewables by 2030” target.

This is a good thing. At present, wind is not as cheap as other forms of power, but it is an important part of our future as it is renewable. You can never rely on wind alone, due to the need for security of supply. But I think it is great to be making more use of wind for power, rather than finite resources.

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