Kōrero: Energy supply and use

Climate change protest

Climate change protest

A climate change protest banner lies along the coal conveyor leading into the Huntly thermal power station. Huntly, commissioned in 1982, uses gas and coal to generate up to 1,448 megawatts of electricity. In 2009 the station provided up to 20% of New Zealand’s electricity. It played a critical role in the country’s supply. In a year with heavy rainfall hydroelectricity generated increases and Huntly is used less. Unlike water, coal and gas are not environmentally neutral. In the early 2000s Huntly produced between 2.5 and 5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

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Greenpeace New Zealand
Photograph by Dean Treml

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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Coal and coal gas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21454/climate-change-protest (accessed 22 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010