by Gareth Hughes
It’s not every day I share an infographic from the World Bank but I thought this one was a good one. It is incredible that we have 1.2 billion people without power in 2013 and providing clean renewable electricity is a huge opportunity to save lives, build jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Supporting clean energy is one of my priorities in Parliament and something I highlighted in a speech last week. We aren’t doing enough to take up and profit from the opportunities of greater clean energy in New Zealand and as I asked the Government last week, it is incredible taxpayers are subsidising fossil fuels in New Zealand.