Energy policy: largely status quo with sprinkling of investigations

Energy policy: largely status quo with sprinkling of investigations
Simeon Brown is the new energy minister with Shane Jones taking resources. (Image: NZME)
Ian Llewellyn
The government coalition deals point to energy policy settings largely based on the status quo, with some notable exceptions and agreements to look at more wide-ranging policy changes proposed by New Zealand First.In the new government, the old energy and resources portfolio held by Megan Woods is split into two.National’s Simeon Brown is the new energy minister, while NZ First's Shane Jones takes the role of resources minister.This is likely to give Jones a strong role in the development of minerals and, in particular, the repeal of...

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