New Zealand’s Prime Minister Pledges 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

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Energy Minister Megan Woods explained that achieving the goal of only using renewable energy would make New Zealand “one of the few nations in the world with 100 percent renewable electricity.” They plan to implement new practices in order to achieve their goal. “We will stop activities that increase our emissions by, for example, banning new thermal baseload generation, and promote clean energy development,” Woods said. “Our plan for clean energy and lower carbon emissions will help us seize the economic opportunities of being the clean, green country that New Zealanders see ourselves as being and that we can market ourselves as.”

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