23 Mar 2016

NOT Solar! - Simon Coates

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 23 March 2016

We received a lot of feedback about an interview yesterday with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright. Jan was highlighting a report by Concept Consulting that compares electric cars and solar panels on the basis of carbon emissions. The distillation of that report being that electric cars are a must-have technology for the reduction of greenhouse gases in New Zealand, whereas solar energy is not nearly so attractive (from a carbon footprint standpoint). Fans of solar energy criticise the report as narrow and simplistic and flawed. So we've invited one of the study's authors, Simon Coates from Concept Consulting, to speak to their concerns.

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