Decisions on applications relating to discharge of greenhouse gases[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 4 September 2013, by section 18 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 63).

104E Applications relating to discharge of greenhouse gases

When considering an application for a discharge permit or coastal permit to do something that would otherwise contravene section 15 or section 15B relating to the discharge into air of greenhouse gases, a consent authority 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 104E: inserted, on 2 March 2004, by section 7 of the Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 2).