Yesterday the Green Party launched a plan for cheaper power bills, cleaner electricity generation, and a smarter electricity network. It’s all about empowering consumers. Energy has always been important to the Greens. In fact, the green movement formed around the Manapouri power station campaign. In Parliament, we’ve worked with Labour and National governments to establish […]
You’d be forgiven for not noticing that the Government published a new draft energy strategy this week. It’s basically the same as the old energy strategy, which they published in 2011, but with one new target around industrial process emissions intensity. In short, it’s a missed opportunity that shows a lack of bold vision and […]
Our houses help determine our health. Everyone has a right to a warm, dry and healthy home. Warm homes can reduce respiratory illnesses and mean fewer days off sick from school or work, and fewer premature deaths among older persons. Much of our housing stock is not built for our climate. Around 1.6 million New […]
Solar could make a bigger contribution to New Zealand electricity supply with its price plummeting and a new international report out optimistic about the transformation of the industry.
[Jeanette is writing in response to Gordon’s recent article in the Wellingtonian] MMP is obviously rough on journalists who can’t conceive of anything other than a 2-party system. But the country has had MMP for 15 years now and it’s time to catch up. I can’t imagine anyone is under any illusion, after our fight […]
I’m glad to see my post on the issue of vehicle fuel efficiency standards has provoked such interest. Here are a few answers to a few questions: Kevyn, – my briefing on the $148m saved on power bills since the MEPs came in was an oral one but you could write to EECA and ask […]
Idiot Savant, don’t you know such straightforward common sense is really out of fashion? We have to have trading so that people who have no interest in reducing emissions – lots of them are lawyers and accountants and stock exchange agents – can make heaps of money clipping the ticket every time there is a […]