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Tuesday 4 Aug 20 2:00pm

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter

 

Pumped-hydro, a "blind" focus on renewable electricity instead of cutting emissions from all energy systems, and the closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter are all on the agenda at this year's Downstream Conference. GAVIN EVANS of Businessdesk is there.

The country’s energy industry is “tone-deaf” if its response to covid-19 and the loss of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is to consider building new capacity when many households can’t afford their electricity now, First Gas chief executive Paul Goodeve says.

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