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Pumped hydro shouldn't distract from wider emissions goal - Genesis

Gavin Evans
Mon, 27 Jul 2020

Gavin Evans
Mon, 27 Jul 2020
A study into dry-year risk in the electricity sector needs to identify the most cost-effective options and not be distracted by the government’s 100 percent renewable electricity target, Genesis Energy says. While the 100 percent target is achievable at some point, Genesis chief executive Marc England said the bigger opportunity for emissions reduction is from greater electrification of transport and industry. But to do that, electricity must remain low cost, reliable and low carbon, he said. Electricity generation only accounts for about...

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