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Solar: a solution to rising energy prices

Jevon Carding
Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Lodestone is one of a number of solar farms being planned (Image: Supplied)
Jevon Carding
Tue, 27 Jul 2021
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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