Burn­ing coal

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

The Min­is­ters of Cli­mate Change and En­ergy ap­pear to be asleep at the wheel over the elec­tric­ity cri­sis. Due to the loss of gas from Po­hokura, which is likely to last till the end of Novem­ber, Gen­e­sis have been forced to burn coal at Huntly and will have got though about 160,000 tonnes by then. We would need to plant nearly four mil­lion trees to off­set the ex­tra CO2 emis­sions from this. . Why aren’t the min­is­ters mak­ing an ur­gent ap­peal to the pub­lic to save power and help stop this ap­palling waste? Scott Rabone, Ko­hi­marama.

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