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NATS' 19%: Bennett blames population growth

Thursday 26 May 16 11:00am

New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions have gone up 19 per cent under the National Government – and Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett is blaming population growth.

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Figures prepared by the Parliamentary Library for the Green Party – and which Greens co-leader James Shaw was denied permission to table in Parliament yesterday – show that net emissions rose 19 per cent between 2008, when National came into Government, and 2014, which is the latest year for which figures are available.

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