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Government’s Solar Water Heating Plans Supported

Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand

SEANZ: Government’s Solar Water Heating Proposals Supported

“SEANZ welcomes the Government’s solar water heating support programme announced today. The installation of solar water heating is an important component of any innovative householder’s attempt to operate their house on sustainable energy,” said Dr Tony Bittar, chairman of the Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand(SEANZ, www.seanz.org.nz).

“There are now many sustainable energy technologies that can be considered by householders. They can all play a part in helping meet New Zealand's growing energy needs. Electricity generated by household-sized bioenergy, solar, wind and hydro technologies also need support, and their usage needs encouragement and the removal of barriers. SEANZ welcomes the solar water heating support programme and looks forward to support measures for these other technologies in the near future” said Dr Bittar.

“The sustainable electricity sector also welcomes the announcement of an “innovation fund” for sustainable energy projects. SEANZ members will have many innovative projects to submit, and we look forward to the adoption of other mechanisms in the Government’s energy strategy and climate protection policies to be announced shortly” concluded Dr Bittar.

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