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ACT's Four-Point Energy Plan

Posted on 13 May 2003
A situation analysis with recommendations for action.

Ministers Engage in Double Dealing

Posted on 29 Apr 2003
The Conservation Minister’s refusal to allow a land-swap that would let Trustpower’s Arnold River hydro scheme proceed is a graphic example of this Government’s double dealings, ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

Ministers Engage in Double Dealing

Posted on 29 Apr 2003
The Conservation Minister’s refusal to allow a land-swap that would let Trustpower’s Arnold River hydro scheme proceed is a graphic example of this Government’s double dealings, ACT Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

PM Inaction Contributes to Power Crisis

Posted on 17 Apr 2003
It is clear that the Prime Minister is not prepared to confront misguided conservation extremists and insist that Conservation Minister Chris Carter stops blocking the Arnold River $200 million hydro investment at Dobson, ACT New Zealand Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

Cure Worse Than Disease

Posted on 25 Mar 2003
After two years of thinking, since the last generation emergency, the best the Government can come up with is threats to dismantle the market – but not for two years – and a ‘Grid Security Committee’ which has now spawned its own ‘Winter Power Taskforce’, ACT SOE Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

Energy Crisis Looms

Posted on 07 Feb 2003
Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has failed to address pressing issues that threaten to undermine our energy sector with increasing frequency, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. 

Evidence Doesn't Justify Government Kyoto Zeal

Posted on 07 Nov 2002

“Regrettably the New Zealand Government has swallowed hook, line and sinker all aspects of the climate change mythology and the fundamentally f

NZ Lacks Energy Supply for Next Decade

Posted on 07 Oct 2002

The Energy Minister’s failure to prepare New Zealand for the future is grossly irresponsible, ACT Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley said t

RMA Will Cause Four Year Delay for Project Aqua

Posted on 07 Oct 2002
Project Aqua, the plan by state-owned energy generator Meridian to generate enough electricity to supply eight percent of New Zealand’s power needs, will be delayed by around four years by Resource Management Act (RMA) hurdles, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff revealed today.

Geothermal Energy - the Cinderella of Our Energy Resources

Posted on 03 May 2002
Speech to the NZ Geothermal Association Forum 2002, 11:30am, Friday, 3rd May 2002, Waipahihi Marae, Taupo