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Green energy research ‘a regional priority for NZ government’

New Zealand wants to work closely with its Asia-Pacific neighbours on “intelligent energy” research projects, the country’s energy and resources minister Megan Woods has told a regional meeting.

“As a government, we are excited by the possibilities that come from a clean energy future and a transition away from fossil fuels in our energy system,” she said in a speech to the Asia Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit in Wellington on 31 October.

“We stand for a just transition towards a low-carbon economy that creates jobs and supports higher living standards. We’ve already set ourselves some ambitious targets in these areas.”

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