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EECA partnerships aim at renewable transport

posted Jun 21, 2012, 2:10 AM by ema-1 ema-1
A presentation to an electric vehicle workshop in Wellington this week showed transport accounted for around 200 petajoules a year of the energy used by consumers in New Zealand, while electricity was a little under 150PJ.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority transport partnerships manager Elizabeth Yeaman said that while 75 per cent of the electricity used in this country came from renewable sources, very little of the energy used in transport did.

A goal of the transport partnerships is to increase the amount of renewable energy used in transport.

Nearly 60 per cent of the energy used in transport was in light passenger vehicles, and that was the main area where the greatest potential was seen for electric vehicles, Yeaman said.

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