Tagged: election 2014

Where do we go but nowhere? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 26, 2014

New Zealand’s general election is over. The National Party has won itself another three years in government. With a probable overall majority and the support of three fringe MPs, prime minister John Key and his cabinet will be able to do more or less what they like. Given the government’s performance on climate matters over […] … Read More

TDB Today: Three more years (up shit creek and paddling hard) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 24, 2014

Take the time to listen to Emma Thompson’s stirring address to the climate marchers in London last weekend, and then head on over to The Daily Blog where in my post this week I examine the likely consequences of the re-election of a National-led government, and ruminate on the need to get ideology and politics […] … Read More

Things you can do about global warming now we have a new do-nothing government (same as the old one) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 22, 2014

Australia’s brilliant First Dog On The Moon on climate action (courtesy of The Tree), deemed by me to be relevant in the aftermath of an election that has delivered New Zealand another three years of National-led government, and therefore little prospect of serious action on climate matters. I’ll have a slightly less amusing reaction to […] … Read More

Something old, something blue, something borrowed, not much new: Labour’s climate policy - Hot Topic

Mr February Sep 11, 2014

Mr February (aka Simon Johnson) looks at the Labour Party’s climate change policy and concludes it’s not exactly innovative. As I was saying in my previous post Labour do have a seven page climate change policy that is at first look pretty comprehensive. Labour will begin the transition to a low carbon clean energy economy […] … Read More

Why not a teal coalition? - The Dismal Science

Seamus Hogan Sep 11, 2014

After the Green's described themselves as more pro-market than National last week, I tweeted:Norman is over-stating a bit, but a Green-National coalition does have some appeal if it merged the best of both. http://t.co/uFEc1kyNkK— Seamus Hogan (@seamus_hogan) August 27, 2014Will Taylor replied that he and Matt feel that NZ needs a real blue-green party.@seamus_hogan as @TVHE … Read More

Memo to Labour: Calling fossil fuels “transition fuels” doesn’t make the carbon go away - Hot Topic

Mr February Sep 09, 2014

The New Zealand Labour Party announced their climate change policy on 24 August; the Sunday before last Sunday. At first glance, it sounds refreshingly like a policy that takes anthropogenic global warming seriously. From the announcement: A Labour Government will put in place a comprehensive climate change strategy focusing on both mitigation and adaptation, establish […] … Read More