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Small businesses like restaurants and cafes could be impacted after the Climate Change Commission released its first report, with a raft of targets proposed to cut New Zealand's emissions.
The Commission, in its draft plan for cutting the country's emissions, has advised that it is time to cut gas.
Its plan suggests no new natural gas connections to the network or bottled LPG after 2025.
Wellington Chef Martin Bosley told Heather du Plessis-Allan it would be problematic for cafes and restaurants.
"Electricity is slow. It's slow to heat up and takes a long time to cool down, whereas gas is efficient - its immediate, its quick, it's on or it's off."
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