Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative

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The Governments National Policy Statement (NPS) on Renewable Energy Generation has been slammed as ineffective in an official report by the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.Report pours cold water on govt renewable energy initiative – Green Party blog

The Government’s National Policy Statement (NPS) on Renewable Energy Generation has been slammed as ineffective in an official report by the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The report says: “The NPS-REG does not appear to have resulted in noticeably more certainty for resource consent applicants for REG projects. The NPS-REG has not resulted in nationally consistent approaches to the drafting of regional and district plans, nor does it have any significant impact on the time and costs associated with obtaining resource consents for REG projects.”

Green Party energy and resources spokesperson Gareth Hughes responds: “It’s a pity that after all the work that went into the NPS, it hasn’t done anything. I hope the new energy minister, Judith Collins, sees this NPS review as a wake-up call and takes steps to fix the problems identified.”

Read more at https://blog.greens.org.nz/2017/01/31/govt-slams-own-renewable-energy-process/

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