Energising the debate on greenhouse gas emissions

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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31st January, 2013
In the late 1970s, New Zealand was at a crossroads, faced with the decision of whether to start building the country’s first nuclear power station on the Kaipara Harbour. We said no – newly discovered gas and coal reserves offered cheaper domestic sources of electricity – and have never looked back. I’ll be talking about New Zealand’s historical plans for nuclear power this month at Energy at the Crossroads: Energy Innovation for a Sustainable Society, a conference organised by the National Energy Research Institute and Victoria University. So, are we at another crossroads? ...

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