Election 2011 - Party Policies - Energy - Gas

Election 2011 - Party Policies - Energy - Gas

Gas

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  • The use of oil, coal, and gas is producing greenhouse gases that are already changing the climate. Substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are required within a decade to avoid catastrophic climate change. Reducing our use of fossil fuels is critical to achieving this.
  • Investigate the level and structure of gas charges, especially the extent to which high fixed line charges are a deterrent to connection to the gas supply.
  • Require the Commission to report on the best way to change the way that gas is used in New Zealand's energy supply, to ensure that new gas discoveries are used as a direct fuel rather than converted to electricity. This will avoid the 50% or more energy waste in that process and reduce electricity peak load, which is driving the project for new large transmission lines. (more here)

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  • UnitedFuture believes every effort should be made to encourage rapid exploration and development of New Zealand's potential oil and gas reserves (within current environmental standards). (more here)

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