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EMA advocates CHCH smart city

posted Aug 20, 2012, 8:04 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"An energy efficiency group is calling on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) chief executive Roger Sutton to ensure the rebuilt Christchurch becomes an energy smart city. Energy Management Association executive officer Ewan Gebbie said while the central city blueprint presented an exciting vision of the city, the document did not contain a strong commitment to making Christchurch energy smart. There were 12 anchor projects and the association would like to see an overlay of energy projects or precincts to accompany them. Gebbie said Sutton, a former chairman of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and a former chief executive of electricity firm Orion, should lead this effort"