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Government consulting on energy policy


Hon Gerry Brownlee 
Minister of Energy and Resources


22 July 2010

Media Statement

Government consulting on energy policy

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee today released a Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy (NZES) and Draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) for public consultation.

The strategies have been updated to align with current government energy policy priorities and to reflect a stronger focus on economic development.

“The NZES sets the strategic direction for the energy sector and the role energy will play in the New Zealand economy.  The government’s vision is for the energy sector to maximise its contribution to the economy,” Mr Brownlee said.

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