Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, September 25th, 2023 - 2 comments
“The extreme weather events that Aotearoa has seen this year have been supercharged by climate change. How we go about building resilient and affordable communities that meet everyone’s needs despite the challenges of climate change will be a critical question for the next government. For the Greens, the answer is clear: we must slash our emissions, and take action to protect our homes and communities from extreme weather”
Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, September 13th, 2023 - 2 comments
A damning report from Russel Norman on how the agricultural industry blocked climate action for the past two decades.
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, September 11th, 2023 - 21 comments
What happens if the Green Party gets 10% of the vote and the top 9 get in. And say they get to form a government. What would Greens in Cabinet look like?
Written By: - Date published: 2:40 am, September 9th, 2023 - 5 comments
Back with family in London after Covid’s four years, much has changed. Most notably, the air in Walthamstow is breathable. Thanks to Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan’s emission zone tax, the change is remarkable.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, September 7th, 2023 - 18 comments
National’s proposal to increase the number of electric car charging stations is something that should be considered but not at the expense of the extraordinarily successful clean car discount.
Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, September 1st, 2023 - 21 comments
Queenstown Airport has over three decades generated a radial wealth local effect. The economic and social uplift has been massive. That doesn’t mean there will be similar economic benefits by building another one within just over an hours’ drive of the first one.
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, September 1st, 2023 - 30 comments
National’s announcement of four new taxes to fund tax cuts rely on herculean assumptions that will never be met. And their proposal for climate change will undermine the slow but steady progress the country has been making to meeting its emission reduction goals.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 20th, 2023 - 22 comments
Dr Mike Joy on the ecological imperative of degrowth
Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, August 9th, 2023 - 29 comments
How come New Zealand got to build an entire electricity generating system that lasted for 70 years without much private capital from one massive dam to geothermal and all those pylons and substations and network systems without Blackrock?
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, August 9th, 2023 - 2 comments
NGO responses to the government’s announcement yesterday of the deal with global investment management firm BlackRock, to fund 100% renewable electricity generation in New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, August 8th, 2023 - 5 comments
“Unpredictable change is the new status quo”
Written By: - Date published: 9:59 am, August 5th, 2023 - 32 comments
“It’s clear domestic food supply chains have been increasingly challenged by natural disasters and the ongoing impact of climate change.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, July 31st, 2023 - 51 comments
National’s latest policy announcement shows that it has an unmistakable fetish for tar seal.
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, July 8th, 2023 - 86 comments
With 98 days to go despite large parts of the electorate being very grumpy the polls are neck and neck and Labour can still win. This is what they have to do.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 28th, 2023 - 35 comments
The United Nations University has released a sixteen minute film featuring world leading climate scientist and carbon budget specialist Professor Kevin Anderson talking about the utter catastrophe we are heading for if we don’t take radical action on climate now.
Written By: - Date published: 6:16 am, June 21st, 2023 - 20 comments
“Meanwhile, oil companies are enjoying record profits”
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 15th, 2023 - 17 comments
“We applaud Rosemary for standing up against big oil and gas.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:43 am, June 14th, 2023 - 96 comments
Over recent periods National has run a very tightly focused campaign against state support for Tesla owners. But news that Christopher Luxon actively sought a Government supplied Tesla when he already owns one suggests that he thinks that the rules should be different for him.
Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, June 12th, 2023 - 29 comments
Last night I watched Christopher Luxon in a interview with Jack Tame on Q&A from youtube. My takeaway from it was that I don’t want this fool anywhere near actual policy. He exhibited a blissful ignorance about downstream effects of genetic engineering, climate change, and productivity in our economy. Even where I agreed with him like on GE – I didn’t want this idiot implementing policy on it.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 am, June 6th, 2023 - 53 comments
How does regional rail fit into the biggest story on the planet?
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, May 23rd, 2023 - 22 comments
National has hatched on its attack line which we will hear about a lot over the next few months. But it may have a problem. Because the phrase “coalition of chaos” clearly applies to its leadership team.
Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, May 22nd, 2023 - 102 comments
The Government has done a deal with the owners of New Zealand Steel that will see the company replace its coal fired furnace with a renewable energy supplied electric arc furnace and will significantly reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, May 19th, 2023 - 28 comments
Almost all of the extra heat that humans have captured by adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere over the last few centuries has wound up warming the deep oceans. We’re now starting to feel the effects of that excess heat.