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Cooks unlikely to meet 100% renewable energy target

Cooks unlikely to meet 100% renewable energy target

Updated 31 January 2013, 21:09 AEST

The Cook islands government is unlikely to meet its target of having the country's entire energy needs met by renewable resources by 2020.

That's the assessment of James Beer, former Chairman of the Cook islands National Energy Committee.

He says its vital to look at alternatives to relying on imported diesel to run generators, because it is subject to sudden price changes on the international market..

But he tells me that having solar panels, wind turbines and tide generators completely replace imported fuel is a nice idea but impractical at this stage.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker:James Beer, former Chairman of the Cook islands National Energy Committee

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