NZ has an 'enviable' energy position, says IEA

NZ has an 'enviable' energy position, says IEA
NZ's hydro, geothermal and wind capacity is an opportunity to decarbonise the rest of the economy. (Image: Mercury)
Ian Llewellyn
New Zealand has enviable energy resources but should weigh up carefully the costs of trying to reach 100% renewable electricity generation, the International Energy Agency says.The agency's latest review of NZ’s energy policy identified a diversified energy mix.“As the country embarks on an ambitious energy transition, it has many natural advantages, including an enviable renewable resource base,” it said in its 2023 policy review.“The key challenge will be to decarbonise end-use sectors through clean power and...

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