Government Has No Plans to Stop Electricity Price Gouging
Andrew Williams MP
Spokesperson for Energy
Government Has No Plans to Stop Electricity Price
New Zealand First says National has no plans
to halt the escalation of electricity prices which are
destined to increase at a faster rate once the Government
starts selling off its state-owned power companies.
spokesperson Andrew Williams says household are in for a
double-whammy attack from National that will see their
electricity bills skyrocket.
“Once private investors
have got their hands on our power companies then New
Zealanders had better look out because electricity prices
will go through the roof.
“But the news gets
“National has removed the social responsibility
clause under its seriously flawed Mixed Ownership Model
programme to flog off our power companies.
legislative requirement in place for social responsibility,
the new owners of our power companies will have the green
light to gouge electricity prices to the max.”
Williams says the evasive answers today in Parliament from
Gerry Brownlee, on behalf of Energy and Resources Minister
Simon Bridges, should set alarm bells ringing.
shows that New Zealand power prices have escalated far more
rapidly than in the US, UK, Japan, France and South
“The Government’s asset sales programme will
ensure this sad situation continues well into the
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