Four faults in Transpower’s proposed electricity empire

This morning about 10 climate activists showed up at Downstream 2020, the electricity industry’s annual celebration of its progress over the past year. Here I explain the meaning of four of the signs that were carried.

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Heal the Planet: A new (but ancient) approach to the Climate Crisis

Heal the planet! By using the sun’s energy to rebuild the plant and animal systems we have destroyed.

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The Jeanette Fitzsimons Climate Action Grant

To honour Jeanette and what she stood for, we are establishing new Climate Action Grants. Each year we will offer two grants of up to $5000 each to a young person or a youth organisation who wish to innovate, promote and implement things that Jeanette worked on and are promoting the good stuff and stopping the bad stuff as reflected in Our Climate Declaration.

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Remembering Jeanette Fitzsimons

A collection of wonderful tributes from our supporters in remembrance of the late Jeanette Fitzsimons.  

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We Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis with a Growth-Driven Economy

We Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis with a Growth-Driven Economy; What are the Alternatives?

All you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth” - Greta Thunberg

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A People's Assembly can heal the wounds

This article was originally published on The Guardian.

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The Guardian view on Britain's broken politics: a people's assembly can heal the wounds.

The next government should act upon calls for a constitutional convention to reform our flawed democracy.

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Citizen Assemblies for Deliberative Democracy

How do we move to a collaborative environment where we can really respond to the climate emergency?

According to Rod Oram, National’s only contribution is ‘can’t’, ‘won’t’ and ‘no’ from the side lines. However, is this not just a symptom of the way politics is conducted in New Zealand, at least at the parliamentary level? 

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Hitch-hiking to cut Carbon Emissions

Transport is one of the largest areas of emissions for our country; cars form a major part of this sector. I’m often thinking about how to cut my car emissions. I live 10km from my nearest town, Motueka, and 60km from my nearest city, Nelson. There’s no public transport.

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Claxon: Climate Crisis Action

The scientific consensus is that the world stands on the verge of unprecedented environmental and climate catastrophe for which we are little prepared, and which affords us only a few years for mitigating action.

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Population Change Solutions

The book Project Drawdown, 'The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Developed to Reduce Global Warming', lists Educating Girls at #6 in their rank of most effective ways to reduce GHG emissions, and Family Planning at #7. Together, these 2 Population Change Solutions rank #1 in reduction of Global Warming!

 

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