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STORY OF THE WEEK: Project Aqua Axed By Meridian

STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDED 2 APRIL 2004
Project Aqua Axed By Meridian Energy

ACT Mortified At Suggestions Of Govt. Building Generation The energy sector and related industries must be mortified by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson's announcement that the new Electricity Commission will engage in building generation capacity if others don't, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley says. See... Energy Minister's Blooper
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- Govt. - Climate change policy accelerates energy projects

Hodgson Talks Energy After Aqua - Unsurprisingly, I thought I would begin by discussing Meridian's surprise announcement earlier this week that it was stopping work on Project Aqua. See... After Aqua: NZ's electricity future
MORE:
- David Parker - No electricity crisis: there are alternatives

Look! No Power Shortages Here – Hodgson - Substantial new electricity generation will be added to New Zealand's electricity system over the next few years, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... New electricity generation coming on
MORE:
- Greens - Smarter energy use is the first priority
- ACT - Shh...Don't Tell Hodgson: Methane Gas On Mars!
- NZ First - Project Aqua Rethink Demands Government Rethink
- Jim Sutton - Water allocation issues still to be sorted out
- David Parker - Project Aqua decision: RMA process fair
- Greens - See... Greens Delighted At The Fall Of Aqua
- ACT - Project Aqua Shows Government All Wet
- United Future - Copeland: Aqua Decision Body Blow To Economy
- Contact - Cancellation Of Project Aqua – Contact Energy

State Owned Generator Meridian Gives Up On Project Aqua - Meridian Energy has today announced it will not continue with Project Aqua, its hydro development project on the Lower Waitaki river. See... Meridian announces stop to Project Aqua
REACTION:
- Rockgas - Canterbury needs to use gas as alternative
- EPMU - Union calls for assurance over power supply
- Govt. - Meridian’s Early Decision Allows Adjustment
- National - Direction needed from Govt over power generation
- ACT - RMA Spells The End For Project Aqua

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