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Energy and resources approach not doable

April 23, 2021 Share

IT was fitting in the lead-up to Easter that I joined energy industry leaders at a symposium in Wellington last week.

The Government’s current approach to place all its eggs in the ‘renewable only’ basket, when resources, technology and infrastructure aren’t available and won’t be for years, was the focus for many there.


In short, it’s just not doable, in the timeframes they want.


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Story offers no electrifying surprises

April 23, 2021 Share

Wednesday’s story by BusinessDesk that the Government has no hope of reaching its vehicle emissions 2025 carbon free target, is no surprise to National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger.


“Since 2018, its agencies have had the lofty goal of reducing their fleet carbon emissions to zero by 2025, but the numbers in this story show the Government isn’t going to make it by a long way,” she says.

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Labour’s policy is leading to energy emergency

April 12, 2021 Share

POWER prices rising to two to three times the long-run average, is the latest sign New Zealand is rapidly facing an energy emergency says National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger.

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Government jumping the gun on climate change plan

April 08, 2021 Share

The Government has jumped the gun by announcing a ban on new coal-fired boilers ahead of the independent Climate Change Commission announcing its emissions reduction plan.

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