Govt says no to Clutha dams

Energy Minister David Parker says the Government won’t support Contact Energy’s plans to build more dams on the Clutha River.

“I am confident we’ll have alternatives which don’t require us to dam even more of our ever-dwindling number of unmodified rivers.”

He may be right but he also needs to be fast because one of the reasons New Zealand’s carbon emissions have gone up so much is our growing reliance on fossil fuels. We don’t have enough hydro and wind generation to satisfy demand so the need for carbon-friendly alternatives is urgent.

One Response to Govt says no to Clutha dams

  1. KG says:

    Oh, bugger “carbon-friendly alternatives”.
    The whole damn thing is a beat up and a scam and nothing NZ does will make the slightest difference–and that’s assuming AGW is real in the first place, which is doubtful.

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