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Wind Energy Association forecasts x6 growth

posted Apr 3, 2012, 2:13 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"An industry group is forecasting a six-fold boom in the capacity of wind farms during the next 20 years. Wind now generates about 5 per cent of the country's electricity but this is predicted to grow to 20 per cent by 2030. The Wind Energy Association says turbines are getting more reliable and operations and maintenance costs are falling"

"The association said the Government's target of 90 per cent of energy being generated from renewable sources by 2025 would require a substantial boost in that sector. Wind capacity is now at 622MW but is forecast to be 3500MW by 2030"

Full story: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10796496
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