Govt insulation scheme costs jump $2m

The government is dipping into grant money to extend its $347 million home insulation scheme.

Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart began in July 2009 as a four-year programme.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority-run scheme was extended by a year in May's Budget.

But documents released to NBR ONLINE under the Official Information Act show it will cost an extra $2.2 million to run the scheme – money that could have been used to insulate more houses.


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