Power blowing in the wind

EVEN though everybody agrees South Africa has an energy problem, trying to solve it is a different story.

While some insist on powering ahead with the current mix of dirty dinosaur era coal and cleaner – more dangerous – nuclear energy, others say looking towards nature and using renewables like wind, solar and even sea currents are a better long term option.

According to Windlab MD Peter Venn, who is involved in two massive wind farm projects each boasting 50 turbines near Bedford, one of the best things about renewable energy is they cost the taxpayer and the government nothing to build.

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