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New Zealand moves closer to renewable generation targets

posted Mar 20, 2012, 2:58 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Mar 20, 2012, 2:58 PM ]
"The contribution of renewable energy sources to total annual electricity generation increased to 77 per cent in 2011 from 74 per cent in 2010, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley announced today.

“This is another positive step towards the Government’s goal of 90 per cent renewable generation by 2025,” Mr Heatley said.

Wind generation increased to 4.5 per cent total generation in 2011, and geothermal generation increased to 13.4 per cent of total generation"

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