Bjorn Lomborg is plain wrong in stating that the costs of onshore wind generation have risen in the past decade. Lomborg may be confusing the costs of on and offshore wind. Onshore wind farms are a proven technology that is becoming more and more efficient through better manufacturing etc. Offshore wind farms are a new technology that is still being developed.
We are expecting more onshore wind farms in New Zealand in the future because they are a sound investment in low-cost energy, as well as harnessing a sustainable resource.
ERIC PYLE, Chief executive, NZ Wind Energy Association, www.windenergy.org.nz