Monday, February 26, 2007

Carbon neutral electricity

New Zealand’s state-owned power generation company, Meridian Energy, has had its power generation certified carbon neutral, according to an NZPA story. The company’s wind and hydro plants produce thirty percent of New Zealand’s electricity.

In 2004, the company announced it would focus on renewable energy. Since then, the report says, the company has accurately measured its carbon emissions, taken steps to reduce them and purchased carbon credits to offset any remaining carbon emissions.

It’s another step toward fulfilling the Labour Government’s goal of making New Zealand a carbon neutral, sustainable nation.

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