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ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Reform the laws, which create the greatest impediments to oil and gas exploration, 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
Remove distorting carbon taxes and end New Zealand's adherence to the fundamentally flawed Kyoto Protocol

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

Reducing dependence on motor vehicles and increasing our use of energy efficient modes of transport that can be powered by renewable energy
Introduce a carbon charge on fossil fuels
Not support any additional use of coal for energy in New Zealand
design a regulatory framework that will rapidly move our energy supply and use towards sustainability
Five year programme to produce and install 500,000 sq metres of solar water heating panels

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

Support cost effective voluntary measures that encourage energy efficiency, insulation and research and development investment in new energy technologies
Work with the electricity industry to develop a generating and transmission plan
Restructure the Electricity Commission
Allow lines companies to enter into generation
Introduce transparency in billing so consumers can see where the cost of electricity lies

New Zealand First Peter Brown

Provide incentives for ongoing investment in electricity generation, with a particular focus on local generation where feasible
Explore the ongoing feasibility of energy options as technology and availability makes them practicable
Seek to minimise the environmental costs of generating electricity whilst facilitating continuity of supply
Ensure that barriers to competition are identified and removed within both the electricity retail and wholesale sectors
Ensure that energy efficiency measures are encompassed by the wider energy policies of government

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

Support all dwellings being assessed for energy efficiency and given a standardised energy efficiency rating
Every effort should be made to encourage rapid exploration and economic exploitation of New Zealand's potential oil and gas reserves
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
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
Explore with the industry ways of encouraging greater uptake of reticulated natural gas in the North Island and LPG in the South Island

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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