Primary Sector

Fonterra: We'll ditch coal, but it'll be challenging

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Fonterra’s businesses produce 20% of NZ’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Rebecca Howard
Wed, 31 Mar 2021
Fonterra says it can and will get out of coal but there are some practical constraints, including natural gas supply.The dairy giant accepts the Climate Change Commission’s proposed pathway for decarbonisation of industrial process heat but said it won’t be easy.The pathway includes an end to coal use for industrial heat by 2037; and the subsequent retirement of natural gas for process heat from 2037 onwards.However, “the pathway to ending coal use by 2037 is ambitious and will be challenging to meet,” it said in its sub...

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