Author: David Baird

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New Zealand economy and coal

Does New Zealand’s economy even need coal?  A fuel with a whiff of smoke-filled Victorian London seems a touch outdated in a country that trades

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New Zealand electricity and coal

How green is New Zealand’s electricity? The Climate Change Commission has recommended that the government set a date for the end of coal-fired electricity generation[1].

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New Zealand food and coal

How much fossil fuel is in New Zealand’s food? When it comes to great, home grown food New Zealand is a proverbial land of plenty.