The Hon Nick Smith
Minister for Climate Change Issues
Private Bag 18888
By email to: N.Smith@ministers.govt.nz
17 August 2011
Request for Official Information regarding the Report on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
Dear Mr Smith, [Oh dear, I should have called him Dr Smith]
I have read with interest the Report on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, by the Ministry for the Environment, which you released on 1 August 2011.
However, I am puzzled by one of the charts, Figure 8, on page 16.
Figure 8 presents allocations of New Zealand Units by activity expressed as a percentage for each 'pie slice'. The report appears to omit the total number of New Zealand Units allocated (the number that each represents 100% of all the 'pie slice' proportions) and the number of units allocated to each activity. This seems inconsistent with other charts in the report. For example, Figure 5 on page 9 is accompanied by a table of the data used.
Will you please provide me with the actual data, for Figure 8, being the actual number of units allocated to each activity and the total number of units?
Thank you for your assistance
Subject: Thank you for your email
From: "N Smith (MIN)"
Date: Wed, August 17, 2011 3:59 pm
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From: "Natasha Lewis (MIN)"
Date: Wed, August 17, 2011 4:50 pm
On behalf of the Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for Climate Change Issues, I acknowledge receipt of your request for information as identified in your email below. Your request will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information Act. Please contact me should you have any questions in relation to this request. Kind regards
Private Secretary for Environment and Climate Change Issues
Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Climate
Parliament Buildings|Wellington| New Zealand