Southland urged to switch to wood boilers for lower-carbon future

 Lloyd presenting at the Commercial Biomass Boilers Symposium at the Kelvin Hotel last Thursday, in Southland.

Lloyd presenting at the Commercial Biomass Boilers Symposium at the Kelvin Hotel last Thursday, in Southland.

Experts say Southland's approach to dealing with air quality issues could be a model for the rest of New Zealand, as well as save lives and move the region towards a lower-carbon future.  Business leaders from throughout Southland and the rest of New Zealand gathered at the Kelvin Hotel on Thursday for the Commercial Biomass Boilers Symposium.  At the day-long conference, a variety of speakers discussed the experiences, advantages, and future potential of switching from using coal-powered boilers for heating to wood chip-powered boilers.  Venture Southland business projects coordinator Cathy Jordan said new air quality regulations further highlighted the need to switch to more environmentally friendly boilers.

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