Solar: a solution to rising energy prices

Solar: a solution to rising energy prices
Lodestone is one of a number of solar farms being planned (Image: Supplied)
Jevon Carding
Solar power will contribute more to alleviating record electricity prices than you expect.Nothing signals the need for new power stations like wholesale power prices at 300% of historic levels. Energy intensive businesses face crippling cost pressure. Emissions are rising, rather than falling, as we rely on an increased contribution from the coal-fired Huntly station.The Climate Change Commission identifies electrification of transport and industry as New Zealand’s pathway to decarbonisation. This requires reliably lower power prices. We...

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