The winds of change
Despite unresolved issues, Durban is still going ahead with its wind turbine project - slap bang in the middle of the Beachfront
Durban has managed to get at least some wind turbines up and running before thousands of delegates arrive for COP17. Picture: Jacques Naude
Durban is getting three new wind turbines just in time for the UN climate change conference – despite the unresolved rumpus over turbine blades slicing up a major bat colony on the Bluff.
But the latest project – slap bang on the Durban beachfront – is unlikely to threaten any bats or birds. And the turbines are a lot smaller. So small, in fact, that the miniature model turbines have been installed at Minitown.