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NZ embracing renewable electricity future

A future where New Zealand’s electricity generation is entirely renewable is within our reach, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

“New Zealanders are calling for a clean, green and carbon-neutral economy. Increasing our renewable electricity will play a big part in helping us get there,” Minister Woods says.

Our government’s goal is to decarbonise our economy while keeping electricity costs low for consumers and creating new jobs in renewable energy.

The Minister says the challenge of reaching 100% renewable electricity by 2035 has been well signalled.

“We can have an ambitious goal while also being pragmatic. We will be conducting five-yearly assessments to ensure the energy trilemma of affordability, sustainability and security is well managed.

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