Energy

Wise Response Submission to the Infrastructure Commission of New Zealand

Wise Response has submitted on the Infrastructure Strategy to the Infrastructure Commission. The Submission is available as a PDF here. An excerpt is reproduced below: Worldview sets the context for this Strategy1.1. Our Society is heartened that key findings from “Our Aotearoa 2050” survey were “Our environment is the top priority when it comes to …

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WR Press Release: Growth Problem should be key issue for PM at Climate Summit

Wise Response Press Release 20 April 2021 WISE RESPONSE THINKS GROWTH PROBLEM IS THE ISSUE PM ARDERN SHOULD ADDRESS AT CLIMATE SUMMIT In meeting virtually with President Joe Biden and 39 other world leaders, PM Jacinda Ardern should press home the need to confront the current global economic model based on limitless growth.  ‘It has …

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WR Press Release: Bubble with Oz reveals the reality gap in tackling impacts of climate change

Wise Response press release 18 April 2021.  Full briefing to government attached. BUBBLE WITH OZ REVEALS THE REALITY GAP IN TACKLING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Wise Response urges Government to create a Commission for the Future The travel bubble with Australia opens just as its Climate Council announces that keeping global temperatures under 1.5 degrees …

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Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future

Quarterly Briefing – 2 Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future. A Systems based approach to avoid piecemeal legislation. As the human enterprise has become ever larger, our planet’s ability to support and absorb it has diminished. There has become less and less room for error: at our present scale …

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Decoding the Hype Behind the Natural Gas Industry’s Hydrogen Push

By Justin Mikulka • Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 06:12 This article was published by Desmog t seems like nearly every day another hopeful article touts the potential of using hydrogen as a fuel to tackle climate change. What’s known as “green hydrogen” — which relies on renewable power for production — is getting the …

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Should I ditch my fossil-fueled car?

Should I ditch my fossil-fueled car? Yes. Reducing the number of cars in your household, or switching from petrol/diesel to electric, will dramatically reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. It’s one of the easiest and highest-impact climate steps you can take. New Zealand is being flooded with cars The New Zealand vehicle fleet is increasing rapidly. …

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Submission to the OMV application for oil and gas drilling off the Otago Coast

Wise Response Chair Sir Alan Mark has submitted to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) on the OMV application to drill for oil and gas off the Otago Coast. The submission is avilable as a PDF here: Sir Alan Mark – SUBMISSION. OMV APPLICATION 9EEZ1000180 The Otago Daily Times covered the story here on its front …

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Impacts of the mining/minerals industry, Public Meeting

Public meeting on Impacts of mining/minerals industry Wise Response extends an invitation to an open information forum to discuss issues around the mining industry.  We have extended the same invitation to Chris Baker of Straterra and its membership for an inclusive discussion because we believe we are all in this together. This meeting coincides with …

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