To put this in perspective this means that the oil industry would need to bring online new production capacity equivalent to that of
Frame this against the recent WWF report which ranks NZ as having the 6th largest per capita global footprint size, based on CO2 emissions largely derived from oil via imported goods, use of natural resources and transport and it’s pretty clear that our position is anything but tenable.
Of course one alternative which is gathering momentum is wind power. Wind has an excellent energy return on energy invested and can be used very effectively in NZ in tandem with hydro. The Green Party Energy Policy reads “
By the way; thanks to all of you who joined us to harness some wind energy at the weekend!