Scoop.co.nz has reported (22/02/2017) on the latest international review of NZ's energy policies that confirm household consumer concerns that electricity prices are rising much faster than other IEA countries.
By 2014, prices were above the International Energy Agency (IEA) average whilst the industrial prices were remaining below the IEA average which indicates that household consumers are subsidising industry.
The IEA suggested using the consumer participation models of the EU, UK and Australia in order to effectively promote a competitive, fair and energy efficient market for consumers.
The review noted that only one third of houses that would benefit from additional home insulation have had insulation installed to date. The review also suggested an improvement in the building code standards.
The Review is available at: