Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, April 20th, 2017 - 78 comments
Categories: energy, greens, health, sustainability - Tags: energy, green party, Green Party Policy, policy, power, renewable energy
Lots to like in The Greens’ new power policy (Stacey Kirk on Stuff):
Power bill subsidies for lower-income families, under Greens’ power policy
More than half a million houses will have their winter power bills partially paid for under a new Green Party policy to slash bills by up to $300 a year.
The “Winter Warm Up” payments were one part of a new Green Party power policy, unveiled today. The party has also set a goal for 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, and new rules to encourage competition and transparency within the electricity industry.
Released by co-leader James Shaw and the party’s energy spokesman Gareth Hughes, the policy would commit $112 million for bill subsidies and require New Zealand’s 29 lines companies to consider joint ventures and mergers.
“It is unacceptable that so many Kiwi families are getting sick because they can’t afford to switch the heater on,” Hughes said.
“Setting a goal for 100 per cent renewable electricity generation is bold, achievable and the right thing to do for our planet.” …
— Green Party NZ (@NZGreens) April 19, 2017