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Not for the first time this winter, New Zealand’s electricity supply struggled to keep up with demand. Transpower yet again announced to generators that power cuts were at risk unless supply was increased. Driving the demand on cold winter mornings and evenings are thousands of poorly insulated homes, forced to crank up the heating to levels that would be unnecessary with decent insulation
The new National Adaptation Plan highlights not only the need to consider how we’re building and planning our towns and cities for climate change, but it helps further invigorate the efforts we’re making to tackle our sector’s contribution to the climate crisis.