Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Zealand: Electricity from Geothermal Energy Breaks New Record

Electricity from renewables exceeds 80 per cent for fifth quarter (Voxy)

New Zealand’s share of electricity generated from renewables grew to 83.4 per cent in the June quarter 2016, the latest energy data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows.

The proportion of electricity generated from renewables was up 1.6 per cent from the same quarter last year.

The figures, released in MBIE’s latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, show that geothermal electricity generation increased 1.3 per cent from the previous June quarter, overtaking the record level set in the March quarter this year.

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