15 Jun 2011

Increase in electricity from renewable sources

5:40 am on 15 June 2011

There's been an increase in the amount of electricity generated in New Zealand from renewable sources.

Latest figures issued by the Government show renewable energy generation reached almost 80% earlier this year.

Acting Energy Minister Hekia Parata says strong hydro inflows and generation from new wind and geothermal sources, saw the figure rise from 74% to 79% in the first three months of the year.