Burning more gas shows system is broken

September 26, 2016 Gareth Hughes 0

How is it that New Zealand is supposed to be playing our part in the global mission to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, yet Nova Energy is proposing to build more fossil fuel-burning power plants that emit greenhouse gases?

The local impacts of new polluting power plant

September 22, 2016 Gareth Hughes 0

Today I met with locals living rurally near Otorohanga, south Waikato, who will be affected by Nova Energy’s plan to build a new 360MW gas-fired power station. In a bit of a tag team, James Shaw asked questions in Parliament about the same thing.

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Homelessness Inquiry listens in Christchurch

September 3, 2016 Eugenie Sage 0

It was both distressing and inspiring listening to people’s stories of coping with poverty, homelessness, housing insecurity, and cold, damp rentals, and their ideas for change at the Christchurch hearing day for the joint Green, Labour, and Maori Party inquiry into homelessness.

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Slowing down the sun

July 13, 2016 Gareth Hughes 40

Kiwis are going solar in record numbers to escape rising power bills and get a degree of energy freedom, but the electricity industry is using a host of tactics to try and discourage them.

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