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Will NZ’s future energy be clean? – Expert Q&A

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on February 16th, 2017.

Approximately 80 per cent of New Zealand’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources. But is this the full picture behind NZ’s clean and green reputation?  This week the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability releases ten policy briefs from its Energy Cultures research. The SMC asked experts how New Zealand’s energy usage compares to the […]

$1 billion fund for household insulation

Peter Griffin posted in on August 27th, 2008.

What support for the ETS bought the Greens: $1 billion over about 15 years to insulate and upgrade low-income homes. Higher-income homes will also get a substantial subsidy. A commitment from the Government to develop and implement a National Policy Statement on biodiversity no later than February 1, 2011. A contestable fund of 150,000 carbon […]

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