Matt Burgess discusses Labour's 100 percent renewable target
The Labour Party is promising to bring forward its goal of 100 percent renewable electricity generation by five years to 2030.
Matt Burgess is the author of our research report Switched On! Achieving a green, affordable and reliable energy future. He says that New Zealand is well placed to increase the share of renewable electricity from its current level of 83% to 95% over the next 20 years even without further government intervention.
However, replacing the last 5% with renewable sources would be a needlessly expensive policy. Matt discusses the details with Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB.