An important part of becoming a net exporter of energy is by reducing energy use.

At present Otaki is achieving only 37% efficiency in its energy use, with transport fuels only achieving 14% efficiency (see GreenChip report).

An obvious way efficiency can be promoted is by improving home insulation or by providing smart meter systems which allow people to understand and change their usage.  There will be others and people are encouraged to come up with projects, no matter how large or small.

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