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Recommendation

Speed the build of low-emissions energy infrastructure to leverage our abundant resources

Section: 6.1. Enabling a net-zero carbon emissions Aotearoa

How

Streamline consenting of low-emissions energy infrastructure while meeting environmental objectives by:

  1. Strengthening existing Resource Management Act 1991 national direction for renewable energy generation and transmission.
  2. Developing a streamlined approach to planning and consenting under the Natural and Built Environments legislation, which could include tools such as environmental standards for project consenting and development of renewable energy zones.
  3. Establishing an offshore regulatory framework to explore and develop low-emissions energy resources in territorial waters.

Who

    When

    2027 - 2031

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