Plan for weaning NZ off fossil fuels
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From: Dr Terrence Loomis
Dear Minister Woods,
On 10 April 2018, DPMC received an OIA request from me regarding the Prime Minister's statement in March that the Government had a plan for weaning New Zealand off fossil fuels. In my OIA I requested a copy of that plan.
On 24 April 2018, I received the attached response from DPMC referring my OIA request to you. According to guidelines in respect of such requests, it is now more than 21 working days since my OIA request was forwarded to your office and is now late. I would appreciate an indication as to when I am likely receive a reply.
Dr Terrence Loomis
DPMC reply 24 April:
Dr Terrence Loomis
Dear Dr Loomis
Official Information Act request relating to fossil fuels
Thank you for your request made under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act),
received on 10 April 2018.
"On 22 March 2018, Stuf News published an opinion piece by the Prime Minister
titled 'We're already planning for fossi fuls trasition.' In that piece Ms Arder
stated "We have a plan for weaning New Zealand of fossi fuels and it has a
timeline that stretches out nearly 30 years into the future." Under the Offcial Information Act, I would like to request a copy of the plan to which the Prime Minister was referrng.
If such a plan does not exist or is not ready for public release, I would like to
request copies of emai correspondence, briefings and Cabint papers regardng
the development of a plan to wean New Zealand of fossil fuels over the next
I believe that the information you have requested is more closely connected to the
functions of the Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods. Accordingly,
I have decided under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act to transfer your request to the Minister
of Energy and Resources.
Director, Office of the Chief Executive
From: M Woods (MIN)
On behalf of Hon Dr Megan Woods, thank you for your email.
While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not possible to provide
a personal response to every email which is received.
Where the Minister has portfolio responsibility for the issues that you
have raised, your correspondence will be considered and responded to where
Thank you for taking the time to write.
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Office of Hon Dr Megan Woods