Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, May 19th, 2016 - 114 comments
Categories: climate change, energy, Environment, global warming, human rights, International, Social issues, sustainability - Tags: climate change, electricity, energy, global warming, New Zealand, portugal, renewable energy
If Portugal can go from 50% electricity generation from fossil in 2013 to 100% electricity generation from non-fossil now (less than three years later) then what’s all this talk in New Zealand around whether it’s unrealistic or possible for New Zealand to achieve a paltry 90% of fossil free electricity generation by 2025?
Update. This isn’t really an update – it’s just a reiteration of the reality. We have around 15 years to be completely free of fossil…There are no ifs buts or maybes on that front. Yet those words…if this, but that, maybe the other… are all we seem to bloody well hear from industry and government.
Why do we permit those inadequate and deceitful ‘no can do’ arguments to see the light of day? Seriously! I’m confused. Would we just sit back if a government sought to justify… Hell, no suitable comparison comes to mind.
The fact is that we are just sitting back while government and industry justify actions and inactions that absolutely accumulate to deny us, our children and further generations a whole range of possible and worthwhile futures. Very odd.