To some people, power lines signify everything that is wrong with society.
To the more enlightened, they signify the method by which much needed energy is provided to every corner of New Zealand.
In time, renewables may make power lines obsolete but that is decades away.
Renewables are nice to have but mostly for those who can afford to pay exorbitant prices for their power.
Renewables cannot provide a base power guarantee to run New Zealand, only a mix of options as outlined below can.
For too long a small group of vocal advocates have engendered fear in the community and have proven to be wrong.
New NZ will not send the country broke on the basis that wind and solar make some people feel good about themselves.
New NZ has a comprehensive plan which requires our power lines to play an important part.