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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The greening of Antarctica - wind farm to be constructed in Antarctica...

The greening of Antarctica - wind farm to be constructed on Ross Island...

'Antarctica New Zealand' and the New Zealand state energy company, Meridian, will embark on a joint project to construct the southernmost windfarm in the world.

The project will be part of Antarctica New Zealand's contribution to the joint logistics pool with the US Antarctic program on Ross Island.

The scheme will reportedly greatly reduce power generation diesel fuel consumption by 463,000 litres annually and will involve the construction of three large wind turbines linked to the electric grids of New Zealand's Scott Base and the US McMurdo Sound Station. There will be a reduction of greenhouse gas production by 1242 tonnes of CO2 annually - and a reduction in the carbon footprint as a consequence.

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At January 25, 2009 at 2:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good onya Kiwis for doing something for the good of the world climate. I suppose there will be some technical difficulties because of the climate?

At January 25, 2009 at 5:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a great scheme because they will be using renewable energy sources - wind!

At January 26, 2009 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool, but i wish wind power was more efficient. hopefully in the future it will be. but at least its a step in the right direction. there is always the prob with when they build the wind turbines near where people live. wind farms are much better, and surreal.
by the way thanks for visiting my blog!


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