The government should own some electricity generation companies?
On average, everyone strongly agrees with nonconsensus between 73 voters.
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The government should own some electricity generation companies
Reasons To Disagree
Gummint has no legitimate place in business.
28 September 2008
Not necessary, but government needs to ensure that market forces aren't manipulated as they are presently to the detriment of everybody and there must be a mechanism in place to insure that infrastructure spending is continued. That ain't happening.
10 October 2010
It is not the place of government to run any commercial concern. By owning such they are in effect making us all shareholders in a company open to business risks; they do not have the right to do so.
27 August 2012
Reasons To Agree
They should own a majority shareholding with the rest of the shares owned by New Zealanders
9 August 2008
The government should own all strategic electricity generation. Public private partnerships with gradual return to public ownership can be used to build new facilities
13 September 2008
Some not necessarily all tho. Owning the lines is the most important thing. Anyone can feed the grid. It would be nice if we could all put solar panels on our roof and feed the grid for a credit. At the moment I believe the most you can do is reduce your usage but not get any credits when your generation is greater than your usage.
3 October 2008
You could monitor doll bludgers power bills and just deduct it off there doll
3 July 2009
The government should own NZ post, railway, transportation, phone, electricity, water companies to prevent all the money going overseas and prevent them from charging too much.
16 October 2012
all 100 percent
17 September 2013
14 October 2013
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