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NZ / UK marine energy link suggested

posted Apr 21, 2012, 11:59 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"“The business case for marine energy is compelling. By 2035 around one trillion dollars US annually will be invested in global energy infrastructure. The UK already exports £30 billion of energy related services annually and most of that is in the low carbon sector.”

[British High Commissioner to New Zealand] Mrs Treadell argued it as not just about New Zealand generating alternative power for its own energy needs but creating an export industry that brings in new income that comes from selling expertise and testing new technology.

“Analysis by the Carbon Trust predicts that the Marine Energy industry could generate £ 76 billion for the United Kingdom economy by 2050 with 68,000 new jobs. Just imagine what that could mean in New Zealand terms. “"

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