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The percentage of electricity that is generated domestically from low-carbon sources.

New Zealand: 74.9% low-carbon power

Low-carbon power ranking: 31

74.9% of the electricity in New Zealand is generated from low-carbon energy sources. This is based on data compiled by {{ source }} for the year {{ YEARS.getYear() }}. The primary low-carbon power source is Hydropower. Average emissions from electricity in New Zealand is 176.5 to 207 gCO2eq / kWh. Where do our emissions numbers come from?

Significant changes of low-carbon power in New Zealand

Years Change Main cause
1995 → 2001 83.9 → 63.6% Decrease of Hydropower
2008 → 2016 64.3 → 84.2% Increase of Hydropower

Low-carbon power in New Zealand compared to selected regions

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Electrification of energy in New Zealand

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Data for 2021 includes the first 9 months.

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