Rules relating to discharge of greenhouse gases

Heading: inserted, on 2 March 2004, by section 6 of the Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 2).

70A Application to climate change of rules relating to discharge of greenhouse gases

Despite section 68(3), when making a rule to control the discharge into air of greenhouse gases under its functions under section 30(1)(d)(iv) or (f), a regional council must not have regard to the effects of such a discharge on climate change, except to the extent that the use and development of renewable energy enables a reduction in the discharge into air of greenhouse gases, either—

(a)

in absolute terms; or

(b)

relative to the use and development of non-renewable energy.

Section 70A: inserted, on 2 March 2004, by section 6 of the Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 2).