31 Mar 2016

Solar panels vs electric cars - what's greener?

From Nine To Noon, 9:32 am on 31 March 2016

Last week the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, suprised many when she came out in support of a report written by Wellington based Concept Consulting. The report says that the uptake of solar energy by householders will cause an increase in carbon emissions from the electricity sector. On the other hand, it finds that electric cars can do a great deal to reduce carbon emissions. Brendan Winitana, chairman of the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand, argues the anti-solar report is flawed.