Environment

Climate targets require hydro dry-year answer - Carr

Gavin Evans
Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Gavin Evans
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
Electrification of more of the economy to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will require a resolution to the risk posed by dry years to the hydro-electricity system, Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr says.Noting the commission has not formed a view on a $4 billion pumped hydro scheme promoted by the government earlier this year, Carr observed that the studies being proposed would also test alternatives to the Lake Onslow proposal in Central Otago, he told an INFINZ conference yesterday.These would include other pumped h...

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