Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Act 2004

3 Purpose
  • The purpose of this Act is to amend the principal Act—

    • (a) to make explicit provision for all persons exercising functions and powers under the principal Act to have particular regard to—

      • (i) the efficiency of the end use of energy; and

      • (ii) the effects of climate change; and

      • (iii) the benefits to be derived from the use and development of renewable energy; and

    • (b) to require local authorities—

      • (i) to plan for the effects of climate change; but

      • (ii) not to consider the effects on climate change of discharges into air of greenhouse gases.