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Energy - Electricity

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Reform the laws, which create the greatest impediments to new electricity generation and innovative investment in energy management
End the State's dominance in the energy sector which is not in the interests of either the taxpayer or energy consumers
Restrict the State's involvement to that of a light-handed regulator that encourages healthy competition among providers, with low entry thresholds

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

Not support any additional use of coal for energy in New Zealand
Ensure electricity market rules encourage demand side participation in the market and distributed generation
Provide dry winter security of electricity supply through a balanced mix of reserve generation and demand side measures
Facilitate and remove obstacles to community-owned and operated sustainable energy systems
Ensure consumers and small providers of energy services and distributed energy have input in to the Commission decisions

New Zealand Labour Party Hon David Parker

New Zealand's nuclear free legislation will not be changed
New Zealand's strong stand for nuclear disarmament and against nuclear weapons proliferation is to be valued in today's troubled world

Maori Party Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Gerry Brownlee

Retain the state-owned electricity companies
Introduce transparency in billing so consumers can see where the cost of electricity lies
Work with the electricity industry to develop a generating and transmission plan
Restructure the Electricity Commission
Allow lines companies to enter into generation

New Zealand First Peter Brown

Provide incentives for ongoing investment in electricity generation, with a particular focus on local generation where feasible
Seek to minimise the environmental costs of generating electricity whilst facilitating continuity of supply
There will be no privatisation of Meridian, Genesis, and Mighty River Power, Transpower, or Solid Energy
Ensure that barriers to competition are identified and removed within both the electricity retail and wholesale sectors
Consider a range of incentives for reducing demand in times of restricted low supply

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Amend the Conservation Act to ensure that proposals for the development of hydro schemes within the conservation estate are allowed to go to a full resource management hearing
Support upgrading the national grid in areas where such an upgrade provides the best solution for ensuring security of supply
Convert Transpower NZ Ltd to a public utility with the sole objective of transporting power through the National Grid at the lowest possible long-term cost to the consumer
Make it easier and cheaper for micro-generators to connect directly to local electricity networks

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.

Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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