Deck stacked against wind energy, conference told

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A conference in Wellington has been told how the deck is stacked against wind energy thanks to global subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear energy.

The comments were made in a speech to the Wind Energy Association by the secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council.

Steve Sawyer says governments tell people not to emit greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), but the subsidies they pay to fossil fuels such as oil more than cancel this out.