But one must ask the question: Where are all the ‘green’ alternative energy options when a major gas supply is taken off-line?! If the enviro-Marxists had their way we would have no natural gas or oil-fired power generating capability, and yet it is hard to imagine ‘green’ options, such as wind, solar and tidal generation, ever replacing and coming anywhere near the power generating requirements of a country like New Zealand, or any other first world nation for that matter.
Gas Industry Co has just released information relating to the Maui gas leak which occurred in White Cliffs.
A curtailment order that was issued immediately to power stations in Huntly, Otahuhu and Southdown has now been extended to all non-residential consumers on the North pipeline, Bay of Plenty pipeline and the Morrinsville lateral pipeline. […]
A Vector spokesperson says that until the damaged section of pipe has been examined no timetable for a repair can be drawn-up. […]
A Transpower spokesperson told NBR they are currently unable to generate power from their gas-powered stations but they have enough available from other sources, including hydro and wind, to meet current power demands.
Meanwhile farmers in the affected region are having to dump 30 million litres [NZ$200 million] of milk per day – not good for the entire dairy industry nor for the nation’s export earnings.
Signs of things to come if the enviro-Marxists had their way.
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