PDC members have been working on a new energy and environment policy. This replaces existing energy and environment material. The existing energy policy is extremely transparent and received good feedback at the last election. However, transparency can sometimes be a problem - the policy identifies technology and costs and much of the specifics of it are in danger of going out of date.
Accordingly, a new (and hopefully future-proof) energy policy is needed. This version covers energy and also draws in the old environment policy - the line separating the two policy areas has become largely non-existent and separating them no longer makes sense.
The main elements are:
- Providing a national feed-in tariff scheme to sponsor renewable power. The intent is to transfer from a monopoly-based, dirty energy grid to community oriented, clean energy grid.
- Improving land use through constructive engagement with farmers.
- Expanding national parks and protecting biodiversity.
As ever, feedback is good.