Ending new offshore oil exploration permits was a huge win for the climate and for people power.
Now we need to solarise New Zealand to power our homes, transport and economy with clean energy.
Companies with existing licenses to explore and drill could still extract oil from New Zealand and drive climate change for decades to come. To really make oil history, we need to eclipse dirty energy by transforming our energy system.
It’s time to start a solar revolution!
By installing solar panels and batteries on half a million homes over the next ten years, we can really start to meet the challenge of the climate change crisis, increase the resilience of our power grid, and give affordable power back to the people.
It’s an ambitious plan, but we can do it. We can power our homes, transport and economy with clean energy and make oil history.
Read our Solarise NZ Policy in full here.
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