21 Nov 2011

ACT vows to continue to fight ETS

7:06 pm on 21 November 2011

The ACT Party is promising to continue its fight against the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Leader Don Brash told a meeting in Tauranga on Monday afternoon that the scheme is one of the most damaging policy choices that New Zealand has made in recent years.

He says at present, it costs the average household about $600 a year and the price is likely to double within the next three years.

Dr Brash says ACT would ensure that animal emissions were permanently removed from the ETS and carbon prices were frozen.

ACT would also want to have the scheme scrapped completely until New Zealand's major trading partners adopt similar schemes, he says.