Global Wind Day 2011

Wind Turbines on Hill Side

Today is global wind day – a chance to acknowledge the contribution wind energy is making to New Zealand, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority chief executive Mike Underhill said.

“From a solitary wind turbine installed in the Wellington suburb of Brooklyn in 1993, wind energy has grown into a mature and mainstream form of energy generation, contributing 4 per cent of the country’s electricity. In addition, we have a growing domestic wind industry which is also active overseas.

Read more about wind energy on the New Zealand Wind Energy Association website.

Read the full story on Bay of Plenty Times.