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Biofuel mandate will only add to rising cost of fuel

March 29, 2022 Share

Simeon Brown

The Government’s decision to forge ahead with a biofuel mandate for fuel will only add to the rising cost of fuel, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown and Energy & Resources spokesperson Stuart Smith say.

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Decommissioning bill another blow to energy affordability and security

November 16, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

National will repeal Labour’s decommissioning legislation for the oil and gas industry that will push energy prices up and risk more blackouts, says National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger.

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New climate change target could cripple New Zealand’s economy

October 31, 2021 Share

Stuart Smith

The announcement of a Glasgow climate change target of 50 per cent reduction by 2030 goes beyond New Zealand’s fair share and will cost the country billions of dollars, say National’s Climate Change spokesperson Stuart Smith and Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger.

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Labour can’t keep the lights on

August 11, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

I completely agree with the Energy Minister Megan Woods and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in their assessment of the blackouts on Monday as ‘not good enough,’ National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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Government should explore retaining Marsden Point

August 09, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

A National Government would look to future proof Marsden Point for the benefit of all New Zealanders, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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Government needs to clear up energy uncertainty

August 06, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

News that Refining New Zealand shareholders have voted to shift Marsden Point to an import only terminal adds further uncertainty to New Zealand’s energy future, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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New oil and gas permits welcome news

July 01, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

National is welcoming the news that two new oil and gas exploration permits have been granted, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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Government failing to deliver on ‘Just Transition’ plan

May 14, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

Almost three years after announcing its ‘Just Transition’ plan to help those people who were hurt by Labour’s short-sighted decision to ban oil and gas exploration, the Government hasn’t delivered on it, National’s Energy & Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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Government jumping the gun on climate change plan

April 08, 2021 Share

Stuart Smith

The Government has jumped the gun by announcing a ban on new coal-fired boilers ahead of the independent Climate Change Commission announcing its emissions reduction plan.

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Government facing the reality of importing gas

March 17, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

A flurry of revelations in the past month show the oil and gas ban is unfolding exactly as officials predicted, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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Oil and gas ban clearly short-sighted

January 22, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

Beach Energy’s decision to abandon existing exploration permits off the South Island as a result of the Government’s oil and gas ban comes as no surprise, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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