Friday, August 15, 2008


At the moment, we have a clear difference in energy policy between the two major parties. The government favours a green path, with a solid commitment to meeting New Zealand's future electricity needs from renewables and a moratorium on thermal generation to ensure it actually happens. National favours a brown path, promoting carbon-polluting gas regardless of the environmental and financial cost in an effort to supply "cheap" (environmentally subsidised) electricity to its big-business backers. The Herald calls this "unity" and "broad long-term agreement".

I don't think those words mean what they think they mean.