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?

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Can fracking save the climate?

April 17, 2014 Gareth Hughes 61

Blogging is a great way MPs can communicate and engage with citizens about the issues facing us. I have joined The Daily Blog blogging team and have so far posted on Anadarko’s failure to find oil and a piece outlining my political vision in the lead up to Septembers Election. My latest Daily Blog looks at comments around fracking and climate change:

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Key’s international media FAIL

July 30, 2013 Gareth Hughes 13

Not every bit of international media our Tourism Minister gets is good news for New Zealand as illustrated on a British website this week. New Zealand featured prominently on the Guardian website this week under the headline “New Zealand pushing plans to drill Middle-earth as Hobbit filming ends”

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More fracking earthquakes

July 16, 2013 Gareth Hughes 10

New studies published in one of the most prestigious scientific journals Science, highlights the risks that fracking can cause and increase the likelihood of earthquakes. New Zealand is not called ‘the shaky isles’ for nothing and we need to be very careful about increasing the risk of earthquakes in our already earthquake prone country.

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