Govt targets industrial sector in new energy strategy

(Carbon News 13 December 2016)

THE GOVERNMENT has unveiled plans to cut the emissions intensity of the country’s industrial sector by 1 per cent a year.

Energy and resources minister Simon Bridges – who is also the associate climate change minister – today released the Government’s draft energy strategy to 2022.

With 90 per cent of New Zealand electricity generation already coming from domestic sources, the Government is focusing on the industrial heat and transport sectors to help New Zealand to meet its international emissions reduction targets.  

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