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National proposed this morning a new cheaper power and emissions policy if they get elected.
This means power bills for New Zealanders will be a lot cheaper.
Spokesperson for National’s Energy and Resources Jonathan Young says, “This supports the energy sector as innovative leaders, National’s Energy & Resources.”
“Labour’s decision to shut the door on future oil and gas exploration has been estimated to cost the New Zealand economy $30 billion and 3000 jobs in Taranaki alone.”
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National says they will overturn Labours oil and gas ban and investigate and invest in new tech that would support a net-zero New Zealand.
“All that pain is occurring without even seeing emissions reduce. With the economy now in the most severe recession, New Zealand has ever experienced, we need a Government that delivers affordable and reliable energy while continuing to strive for a net-zero future in 2050.”
“Over the past two years, we have witnessed a steady increase in energy prices and increased consumption of imported coal as a result of Labour’s ill-thought-out oil and gas ban.”
The other areas National would support a ‘net conservation benefit’ which is an assessment for mining proposals on ‘lower quality conservation land’. Lastly, they’d repeal the RMA and introduce legal and regulatory frameworks that are less complex.
“Labour has only delivered more coal, higher energy prices and higher emissions over the past three years,” Mr Young says
“National will work hard to ensure energy is affordable, our dependence on coal is reduced, and less hard-working Kiwis lose their jobs.”
“We support responsible mining that can demonstrate a net positive contribution to the economy, to the environment, and to society.”
“National will deliver a pragmatic energy policy that is better for the environment and consumers’ bank balances.”
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