INDEPENDENT NEWS

Kyoto Ratification supported by wind energy ind.

Published: Wed 11 Dec 2002 01:51 PM
Press Release from New Zealand Wind Energy Association
10 December 2002
Kyoto Ratification supported by wind energy industry
The wind energy industry applauded the Government's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. "This first, but very welcome step was essential to help move New Zealand toward a more sustainable energy future" said Alistair Wilson, chairman of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association.
"But it is only the first step, and a much higher level of commitment and action will be required to make sure New Zealand benefits from this move" he said. "We strongly support the sentiments on the need to move New Zealand toward more sustainable sources of energy, as expressed by the Prime Minister and Minister of Energy at the ratification ceremony.
"But the wind energy industry really wants to see the sentiments backed by actions which will demonstrate real understanding about the choices we face.
"In particular, we would like to see Government leadership on the barriers to the uptake of wind such as Distribution Company pricing, the Resource Management Act and access to the international price for carbon" concluded Mr Wilson.
ENDS
For more information contact: Alistair Wilson 021 194 3083 OR

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Understanding DDoS cyber attacks – Expert Reaction
By: Science Media Centre
FMA sees spike in investment scam complaints since COVID
By: Financial Markets Authority
Strong export growth narrows current account deficit to $3B
By: Statistics New Zealand
GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter
By: Statistics New Zealand
$350 Million Plant To Deliver Renewable Energy-from-waste Considered
By: South Island Resource Recovery Limited
Olam confirms plans for commissioning of NZ dairy plant
By: Olam International
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media