Remember – "There is no waste in the Public Sector"

Remember the election…surely you do? Clark and Cullen repeatedly saying that tax cuts were unaffordable, they only benefit the rich and that to fund them National was saying that they would trim waste from the Public Sector that didn't exist.
You remember now?
Well how is this for waste in the Public Sector ?
[quote]Energy Minister Trevor Mallard and the Greens' government spokeswoman on energy, Jeanette Fitzsimons, yesterday announced that the four year-old National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy was to be dumped. Former energy minister Pete Hodgson unveiled the strategy in 2001, along with a $79-million, five-year budget, which aimed to increase energy efficiency by 20 per cent by 2012, and to increase the use of renewable energy by between 19% and 42%. But a review of the Government's energy-efficiency strategy, released yesterday, found that the percentage of energy use coming from renewable resources was actually falling.[/quote]

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