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Full-size wind turbine blades on show in Capital

Friday, 17 April 2009, 10:23 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

Wellingtonians can get a good look at the blades and nacelle of a New Zealand made wind turbine on Tuesday 21 April in Odlins Plaza, on the Wellington waterfront near the Stock Exchange and Mac’s Brewery. More >>

There’s more power in our wind

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 4:33 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

Figures released today by the Ministry of Economic Development showing growth in wind generation only hint at the power in New Zealand’s wind, says the New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA). More >>

RMA reforms welcomed by Wind Energy Association

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 5:02 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association welcomes the Government’s intent to improve the processes for consenting large infrastructure projects. More >>

RMA reforms welcomed by Wind Energy Association

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 4:22 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association welcomes the Government’s intent to improve the processes for consenting large infrastructure projects. More >>

Wind Energy Association challenges wind myths

Wednesday, 17 December 2008, 11:46 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association’s new website, www.windenergy.org.nz, brings together information about the wind energy industry, the potential for wind energy in NZ and a discussion of some issues surrounding wind farm developments. More >>

NZIER report highlights wind energy’s benefits for

Friday, 3 October 2008, 9:36 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

The NZIER report examining the relationship between wind and hydro generation, released yesterday by the Major Electricity Users’ Group, confirms that wind energy is making a positive and growing contribution to New Zealand’s electricity system, says the ... More >>

Avoiding a repeat of electricity crisis

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 1:40 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

“New Zealand needs stable government policy that enables the development of renewable electricity generation in order to reduce the risk of electricity shortages in future dry years” says Fraser Clark, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association. More >>

Overwhelming support for wind energy

Friday, 30 May 2008, 5:29 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

“New Zealand has a huge and clearly identified potential for wind energy – and it is clear that most New Zealanders would like to see this resource harnessed for electricity generation,” said Chair of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association ... More >>

Delaying the ETS risks electricity security

Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 3:19 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

“Delaying the Emissions Trading Scheme risks discouraging investment in new electricity generation,” says Gerry Coates, Chair of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association. More >>

Wind energy making a growing contribution

Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 1:49 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

'There are no fundamental technical barriers to the integration of 20% wind energy into the electrical system in New Zealand.' says Charlie Smith, Executive Director of the US-based Utility Wind Integration Group, speaking at the NZ Wind Energy Conference ... More >>

New Zealand needs more wind energy

Monday, 7 April 2008, 11:51 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

“New Zealand needs more wind energy”, says Fraser Clark, New Zealand Wind Energy Association Chief Executive. “We must maximise the use of our world class wind resource if we want a secure and reasonably priced supply of electricity in the future.” More >>

Increasing gas prices drive electricity price rise

Friday, 28 March 2008, 10:29 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

To say the 90% renewable energy target will be directly responsible for increased electricity prices ignores current electricity price trends, say Fraser Clark, CEO of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association. Recent rises in electricity prices have ... More >>

Debate ignores impact of rising gas prices

Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 4:13 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

Recent debate about the impact that increased renewable generation may have on electricity prices has missed the potentially greater impact of rapidly increasing gas prices, according to Fraser Clark, CEO of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association. More >>

Wind uptake can ease electricity supply concern

Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 1:10 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

The high electricity prices seen in the North Island late last week demonstrate the need for diversity in our sources of electricity and greater use of wind energy, according to the New Zealand Wind Energy Association. More >>

First step towards new renewables target

Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 1:37 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association said Contact Energy’s announcement that it intends to build a wind farm in the Waikato will help the Government reach its goal of 90% renewable electricity without building new gas-fired power plants. More >>

Wind energy powering on

Thursday, 27 September 2007, 10:31 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

The Wind Energy Association welcomes the start of work today on Meridian Energy’s West Wind project near Wellington. More >>

Carbon neutral wind energy the best option

Friday, 14 September 2007, 9:37 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

The Wind Energy Association says confirmation that TrustPower’s Tararua Wind Farm has become carbon neutral only a few months after commissioning provides evidence that wind energy can help make nuclear energy a non-starter in New Zealand. More >>

Genesis announcement shows wind’s strength

Friday, 24 August 2007, 12:00 am | NZ Wind Energy Association

The decision yesterday by Genesis Energy to take an equity share in a wind farm development in Hawkes Bay now means all five of the country’s largest electricity generators have wind energy projects, confirming wind energy as a mainstream energy source. More >>

Whistle blown on Oliver’s wind energy comments

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 5:00 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

The Wind Energy Association says the public are unlikely to be swayed from supporting wind farms by the shrill attacks on wind energy from Anton Oliver. Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) chief executive Fraser Clark said today that the public would not be impressed ... More >>

Decision recognises place for large wind farms

Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 5:20 pm | NZ Wind Energy Association

An Environment Court decision in favour of Meridian’s West Wind Project near Makara in Wellington has demonstrated that large wind farms do have a place in New Zealand, the Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) chief executive Fraser Clark says. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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