WR Petitions for a Public Enquiry into dangerous assumptions about Energy and Growth.

The Petition has been forwarded to NZ PM Chris Hipkins with a copy to all Labour and Green MPs, co-leaders of Maori Party, Christopher Luxon, David Seymour, Simon Upton, Kim Hill, Jim Mora, and heads of MBIE, MPI, MfE and Productivity Commission.

We call on Government to arrange a public enquiry by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment into the validity of current assumptions behind material and energy security, and material growth as a rational primary policy objective. When 80% of the economy is reliant on fossil energy to function and sound evidence is for a declining trend, a different basis for future national planning is required.

The petition is available as a PDF here: http://wiseresponse.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Public-Enquiry-230205.pdf