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Mr Moreton, thank you for your challenge to the mayoral candidates. I agree.

And how about adding “set up a scheme for household-level electricity production” (solar) so residents can afford it and be part of the solution for power generation? And a scheme that doesn’t lock the customer in to a 20-year contract or cost us $30,000-plus.

We turn a financially draining service into something that we pay off and then even profit from when we sell power back to the grid.

Better consumption management at the household level is part of the answer to improved environmental management — and a small region like Tairawhiti could lead the way.

Can the ECT profit also go into initiatives that improve the quality of life here, every household’s bank balance and our region’s environmental health?

The Electric Village, Flick and e-charging stations for cars are like a small tantalising step in the right direction.

Leanne Harrison

Mr Moreton, thank you for your challenge to the mayoral candidates. I agree.

And how about adding “set up a scheme for household-level electricity production” (solar) so residents can afford it and be part of the solution for power generation? And a scheme that doesn’t lock the customer in to a 20-year contract or cost us $30,000-plus.

We turn a financially draining service into something that we pay off and then even profit from when we sell power back to the grid.

Better consumption management at the household level is part of the answer to improved environmental management — and a small region like Tairawhiti could lead the way.

Can the ECT profit also go into initiatives that improve the quality of life here, every household’s bank balance and our region’s environmental health?

The Electric Village, Flick and e-charging stations for cars are like a small tantalising step in the right direction.

Leanne Harrison

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Winston Moreton - 9 days ago
Leanne Harrison talks up clean energy aka electricity. My beef is about the profiteering by ECT from electricity when it is produced by hydro schemes that were paid off by consumers years ago. If Comalco (Australia) can have 10 percent of NZ's electricy for a few cents a kwh hour, why can't Kiwi mums and dads? Do we even need alternatives to the existing hydro? Rivers run night and day.

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