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Transitioning schools and hospitals from coal to biomass heating provides confidence that we can achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction targets
The announcement that the Government will fund $10 million from the infrastructure package to help eight schools and a hospital end their use of coal boilers in a bid to decarbonise the public sector, provides confidence that New Zealand can achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by use of biomass energy.
Brian Cox, Executive Officer of the Bioenergy Association said that “Leadership from Government is important in demonstrating that there are immediate opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emisions. Funding these announced projects will give other heat users greater confidence to replace coal with biomass fuel. The association estimates that switching to biomass for processed heat could cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 1.8 million tonnes a year.”...