End of coal-fired elec­tric­ity in New Zealand

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The way we power the world is rapidly chang­ing, as coun­tries move away from dirty coal and to­wards clean, re­new­able energy. Last month, Ge­n­e­sis Energy an­nounced it would be shut­ting down its last two coal-fired elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tors at the Huntly power sta­tion by the end of 2018. WWF wel­comed the news, with WWF-New Zealand’s Peter Hard­staff say­ing the de­ci­sion would pro­vide “a sig­nif­i­cant boost to New Zealand’s ef­forts to re­duce cli­mate emis­sions and demon­strates that a re­new­able energy fu­ture is 100% pos­si­ble”.

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