Hydroelectricity or Wild Rivers?

22 Jun 12

On 31 May 2012, Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, released a report analysing one of New Zealand’s most polarising environmental debates – arguably second only to the issue of mining conservation land – our goal of reaching 90% renewable energy generation by 2025 versus our desire to protect our wild and scenic rivers and ecosystems. Our analysis of the report is attached.

Prepared by Maree Baker-Galloway

Hydroelectricity or wild rivers