Green growth opportunities for NZ

NZ Newswire November 15, 2012, 9:15 am


  • retrofitting homes for energy efficiency and warmth - under way with some 750,000 homes to go

  • turning geothermal expertise owned by MightyRiverPower and Contact Energy into a globally valuable resource

  • investing in sustainable agriculture and efficient agricultural technologies, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making farming more profitable

  • using waste heat and burning waste products to produce low-carbon energy

  • installing a national "smart grid" allowing real-time energy pricing and digital technology

  • establishing a bio-fuels industry based on woody biomass

  • investing in New Zealand's ecological diversity to create high value eco-tourism and conservation education programmes.

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