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Wind Farm Installed In Central Wellington

Today at midday, young campaigners set up a mock 16-turbine wind farm at Midland Park in Wellington, handed out flyers and chatted with passersby about New Zealand’s opportunities for a clean energy future. The action was part of the week-long, nationwide launch of a campaign called 100% Possible – spreading the message that moving New … Continue reading Wind Farm Installed In Central Wellington

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New Zealand expertise to help with geothermal energy development in Chile

GNS Science is taking its geothermal energy expertise to Chile next week where it will run workshops in computer modelling of geothermal fields for the geothermal industry in Chile. The Chileans have asked for the two three-day workshops to learn to use a New Zealand-developed three-dimensional modelling software that improves the efficiency of developing and … Continue reading New Zealand expertise to help with geothermal energy development in Chile

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Wind energy in New Zealand: Wind farm planned for South Taranaki

A wind farm with 48 wind turbines is proposed for South Taranaki, by TrustPower on the coast between Waverley and Patea. TrustPower says the size is similar to its wind farm at Mahinerangi in Central Otago. It will be able to generate 130 megawatts and would complement the Patea Dam nearby, which is owned by … Continue reading Wind energy in New Zealand: Wind farm planned for South Taranaki

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Bringing community-owned wind energy to Wellington

Wellington Wind Group (WWG) is an embryonic company set up in 2011 by a group of Wellingtonians following public meetings over two years to explore building a wind farm at Long Gully. Hikurangi is a Wellington-based charitable trust that operates throughout the country, growing social ventures that move New Zealand towards a sustainable future. They … Continue reading Bringing community-owned wind energy to Wellington

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Geothermal Energy in New Zealand

New Zealand has one of the biggest geothermal industries in the world, along with the highest geothermal energy production capacity globally. With fossil fuels fast depleting, various countries are incessantly relying on their natural resources for quenching their demand for energy and New Zealand is no different from them. Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ggb5r5/analyzing_geotherm) has announced … Continue reading Geothermal Energy in New Zealand

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Construction of Mill Creek wind farm in New Zealand

EVWIND New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) congratulates Meridian Energy on turning the first sod at Mill Creek wind farm, near Wellington. “Construction of Mill Creek is an important step towards New Zealand’s renewable energy future,” said NZWEA chief executive Eric Pyle. “Wind power will be a key part of a safe and secure electricity … Continue reading Construction of Mill Creek wind farm in New Zealand

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Work starts on $169m wind farm in ‘ideal’ Ohariu Valley; 26 wind turbines to be built

EVWIND Meridian Energy has turned the first sod on Mill Creek, its 26-turbine wind farm in the Ohariu Valley north west of Wellington City. Work on the wind farm commenced last month on an access road through Spicer Forest for wind farm traffic. Construction of the wind farm is expected to take 30 months. Today … Continue reading Work starts on $169m wind farm in ‘ideal’ Ohariu Valley; 26 wind turbines to be built

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