Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The ETS softening up continues

First it was a modest insurance of $3 per week.

Now it's the old we're much better off than others trick.
As if the price of petrol in Turkey has anything to do with it.

And the power only going up $5 month.

Anyone would think that Clark left her manual behind in the Beehive desk drawer.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

""Adopting a low-rate emissions trading scheme from July helps New Zealand prepare for the inevitable pricing of carbon emissions throughout the world economy, Prime Minister John Key said today."

What a load of crap. It is not "inevitable" that there will be a price on carbon imposed throughout the world economy - quite the opposite. China, Australia, Germany and the US are all going to other way - direct government action.

New Zealand will end up the only country in the world with a price on carbon throughout its economy.

KG said...

Does Key have any personal financial interest in any carbon trading company?

Anonymous said...

Why is Nick Smith asking New Zealand to lead the entire effing world with his crazy ETS?

Why doesn't Key wake up and sack this idiot?

KG said...

"..The budget appropriations to the ‘Vote Climate Change’ amount to an astonishing $1.085 billion of taxpayers’ money. This include $29 million for a national carbon accounting system, $12 million for policy advice on the Kyoto Protocol and Emissions Trading Scheme, $1.034 billion for emission units, $300,000 for the Climate Change Development Fund for international projects, $127,000 for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, $8 million for Permanent Forest Sink Initiative participants, and over $2 million to purchase emissions units from the Project to Reduce Emissions (PRE)."
http://www.nzcpr.com/NewsletterArchive.htm

And that ain't the half of it!

Dave Mann said...

Actually, KG, that is a VERY pertinent question!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is being driven by Gripper Grosser. He has convinced trader John that this is vital to our trade interests (and his frequent flyer miles). Until they realise that our customers will buy our goods regardless of their carbon status (food riots etc.) we are screwed.

Medusa said...

OMG KG, you think we have our 'own' Kiwi Al Gore?

Murray said...

Well the next election is going to be over one issue, this is it.

Hands up who wants to be the party that runs New Zealand.

Not labour, not the greens, not national, not the maori party.

Could be anyones race.

KG said...

Well, it's at least a possibility Medusa. I'd like to see a clear statement from Key that he doesn't stand to benefit financially from this expensive farce.

Anonymous said...

I still believe that the super fund has invested heavily in the carbon credits scam and that is driving the government's pig-headed position.

Anonymous said...

And the fact that iwi with large forestry settlements will be guarenteed permanent direct access to our pockets as well.

ISeeRed said...

Any stats on much CO2 and other GHGs that unpronounceable volcano in Iceland has belched out in the last month? Probably more than NZ has produced since the first cow was led off the gangway and promptly farted.

Anonymous said...

Lies and more lies from Key, cohorts, minions, and sycophants.

Anonymous said...

I dont trust hone key, where is the money trail?Is hone key setting himself up for when he gets out of politics, you can never have enough money can you hone K ??