Infrastructure

Geothermal generators push back against Climate Change Commission

Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 05 Apr 2021

Contact says geothermal's role in energy picture is being undervalued
Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 05 Apr 2021
One of New Zealand’s major geothermal electricity producers says suggestions such generation should close and little more be built are missing the benefits it offers.The Climate Change Commission’s draft advice recommended the closure of two geothermal plants it says emit too much greenhouse gases and only a relatively small increase in new plant thereafter.The commission said geothermal stations at Ohaaki and Ngāwhā should close by 2030 as they have significantly higher greenhouse gas emissions compared to other geothermal power st...

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