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EECA's Underhill responds to MP Williams's lighting concerns

posted Mar 22, 2012, 3:00 AM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Mar 22, 2012, 3:00 AM ]
"At a parliamentary law and order and environment committee hearing this morning, New Zealand First MP Andrew Williams raised concerns about the efforts businesses were putting in to saving energy.

"I'm still appalled, and I noticed here in Wellington, and in Auckland and other places, that looking out my apartment window I see all the Government departments at 11 o'clock at night and they're lit up like Christmas trees,'' he said.

"Floors and floors and floors, and thousands of lights, and I just wonder what we're doing here in Wellington and in other major cities to get these corporates to start turning the lights off?''

In response, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) chief executive Mike Underhill said "not enough''.

However, Mr Underhill told the committee the organisation was about to launch a marketing programme for businesses, to encourage energy saving investments such as automatic light controls"

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