Election 2011 - Party Policies - Energy - Biofuels

Election 2011 - Party Policies - Energy - Biofuels

Biofuels

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  • Examine the role of direct electric power, biofuels, and hydrogen from renewable energy for public transport and essential transport services.
  • Ensure research and development is undertaken to establish the potential for woody biomass and biofuels within New Zealand.
  • Remove any obstacles in the electricity market rules to co-generation from woody biomass.
  • Review the Wood Processing Strategy, in partnership with the industry, to incorporate planning for fuel wood.
  • Compile an inventory of waste biomass materials suitable to make fuels and matching this with local potential users. (more here)

  • Labour will promote locally produced biofuel, especially using wood as the technology becomes available. (more here)

Not set out on their website.

Not set out on their website.

Not set out on their website.

  • Substantially boost investment in research and development for alternative energy systems and technologies (including hydrogen, ethanol and other biofuels)
  • Encourage and mandate ethanol and other bio-fuel alternatives to petroleum based fuels as long as the supply of such alternatives is both environmentally and economically sustainable. (more here)

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