August 10, 2020
Māori housing gets time in sun
The Government is creating a $28 million fund to trial renewable energy technology for public and Māori housing.
Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says the four year fund is a way to test whether local generation and storage works for public housing tenants, and what benefits this would deliver if invested at scale across housing and development programmes.
Associate Housing Minister Nanaia Mahuta says many Māori organisations are keen to invest in renewable energy to support warm healthy housing, help achieve climate change goals, and develop whenua Māori.
Government agencies are developing an implementation plan for the fund, with details available later in the year.
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