New research to identify climate impacts on energy

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The effect of New Zealand’s climate on energy supply and demand will be examined in a new six-year programme worth more than $1 million. The research was announced in the budget last week and will be carried out by NIWA and funded by the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology.

NIWA will work closely with its industry partners and other agencies to help the Government and industries effectively plan their energy strategies in the face of climate variations from year to year or from decade to decade.

This research programme is closely linked with other Government energy-use strategies to help ensure that energy supplies are sustainable and to help users manage risks. It will also have significant influence on how we manage our greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol through links and trade-offs between renewable and thermal electricity generation.

 

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