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RMA changes threaten new wind farms

Ian Llewellyn
Wed, 01 Sep 2021

Power companies warn RMA changes could be an 'environmental own goal'. (Image: Meridian)
Ian Llewellyn
Wed, 01 Sep 2021
Electricity generators are warning changes to resource management law could put at risk consents for renewable generation and the government’s climate change policy targets.Submissions from the major power companies argue the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill would set “immutable limits”, which renewable generation project consent applications could not meet.It said the current Resource Management Act, which the bill would partly replace, already had similar clauses to the “preserve and protect&rd...

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