In September 2018 the Productivity Commission released its Low-emissions Economy Report.
The Report is a comprehensive assessment as to how New Zealand could transition to a low-emissions economy while continuing to grow incomes and wellbeing.
The Commission conclude the transition will be a long and uncertain journey that involves significant change that should be progressed without delay.
Leveraging New Zealand’s largely renewable electricity system is one of the key recommendations and the Report notes “all the identified pathways to a very low-emissions electricity system involve a large expansion of wind generation in the lower North Island”.
The Association is very supportive of the Commission’s recommendations and issued the media release below:
The Commission’s Report can be accessed here