New Zealand Joins Geothermal Alliance
New Zealand has joined the Global Geothermal Alliance at the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
“As the world transitions towards a lower carbon future, the increased demand for renewable energy, coupled with the ongoing interest in energy security, has focused attention on geothermal energy,” said Simon Bridges, New Zealand Energy Minister.
Currently 80 percent of New Zealand’s electricity generation are made up of renewable energy. New Zealand has the fourth largest geothermal power capacity in the world, behind the United States, the Philippines and Indonesia, respectively.
“Joining the [geothermal] alliance will position New Zealand firms to benefit from geothermal projects and partnerships around the world,” said Bridges.
Article Source: UPI, Daniel J. Graeber, December 8, 2015.
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