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How New Zealand is Leading the Way in Renewable Energy

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New Zealand is well on its way to reaching its goal of 90 percent renewable electricity generation by 2025. With some experts predicting that it could be possible to get near zero net carbon emissions for electricity generation. New Zealand’s renewable energy efforts have set the standard for countries across the globe. 

In order to achieve these levels of renewable electricity generation, there are a number of factors that need to be considered as well as actions that need to be taken. Read on to learn more about New Zealand’s current energy usage and how we are leading the way in renewable energy.

90% of New Zealand’s Electricity is from Renewable Sources

New Zealand’s commitment towards a clean, green and sustainable environment is one of the first things that separates us from many countries across the globe. New Zealand is in a very fortunate position where we have a large number of renewable energy sources at our disposal. Our investments in hydro and geothermal plants have positioned us incredibly well to shift our energy reliance towards sustainable sources. 

In 2016, New Zealand’s renewable energy generation was already at 90% and in one week it peaked to 93%! New Zealand’s main sources of renewable energy generation come from hydroelectricity, geothermal and wind. 

Geothermal Generates Approximately 20% of New Zealand’s Energy Requirements

New Zealand’s climate and investment in geothermal technology has allowed geothermal energy to generate approximately 20% of our total energy supply. Geothermal energy is generated by piping geothermal liquid and turning it into steam that drives turbine generators to produce electricity. 

New Zealand is well positioned to utilise geothermal energy as the country is placed directly between two tectonic plates. One benefit of geothermal energy is that it isn’t dependent on weather conditions, which makes it one of the most reliable forms of renewable energy available. 

New Zealand’s Future Renewable Energy Outlook

Geothermal energy is already a strong contributor to our country’s renewable energy generation and that will continue to grow over time. New Zealand’s ease of access to geothermal and our investment in the technology will see it play an important role in future energy generation. Geothermal energy and other renewable sources will help to ease New Zealand’s continuously growing electricity demands. 

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