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Greenhouse gas emissions fall as gas and coal use declines

Emissions from agriculture and manufacturing also fell.

The electricity sector has been using historically high levels of renewable energy.

Brent Edwards Thu, 20 Jul 2023

A big increase in the use of renewable energy has helped cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by 1.8% in the three months to the end of December and 3.1% for the year.

Statistics New Zealand said the share of renewable energy lifted to 94.7%, a level not seen in decades. It meant the use of

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