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Dunne: Brownlee hot air answer to NZ energy needs?

Dunne: Brownlee hot air answer to NZ energy needs?

Quite how National's energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee can claim that the market is working and yet in the same copious breath admit that there is not enough electricity being generated, beggars belief, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.

"Gerry is proving to be one of the great mysteries of the universe, and a substantial source of wind power himself," Mr Dunne said.

"He seems overly concerned with protecting his old mate, Max Bradford's 1998 electricity reforms at all costs, when it stands to reason that if the market was working as it should, then there would not be a problem with electricity generation.

"And as for his contention that United Future has just entered this issue, well the record speaks for its self: we have consistently raised questions in Parliament over the last six months on this issue - long before it dawned on Mr Brownlee to do so.

"Perhaps he was off in a corner polishing his leadership ambitions at the time," Mr Dunne said.

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