Climate signals and leadership

Climate signals and leadership

NZ ignomiously just won a climate fossil award at the morocco summit. We are such a laggard it is not funny. We need to be a leader again. Be like Norway with a 7000 subsidy to convert to electric vehicles.. make it economic down at the individual decision making level to have everyone convert to electric vehicles.

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    • Dennis Ingram
      commented 2016-12-03 18:34:53 +1300
      A small tax on a large number of fossil-fueled vehicles could fund a large rebate on a small number of electric vehicles. Let’s do it!
    • Dennis Ingram
      tagged this with essential 2016-12-03 18:34:53 +1300
    • Paul Eaton
      tagged this with important 2016-11-28 22:01:41 +1300
    • Paul Eaton
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-28 22:01:41 +1300
    • Alan Dawn
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-27 22:39:21 +1300
    • Tim O’Donnell
      tagged this with low priority 2016-11-26 22:40:30 +1300
    • Renate de Ryk
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 18:12:32 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-26 10:07:31 +1300
      John, well put. That’s a very succinct and realistic summary.
    • John Rusk
      commented 2016-11-26 09:53:39 +1300
      I feel that changing how we power vehicles is difficult in the short term, but essential in the medium term. Perhaps TOP could contribute to the formation of an evidence-based achievable plan. Even though I don’t think we can do it quickly, I still hope we can do it faster than most of the rest of the world, which is good both morally and in terms of NZ’s branding and marketing of itself to the world.
    • John Rusk
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 09:53:39 +1300
    • Susan Jones
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 08:06:55 +1300
    • David ten Have
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 05:06:34 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-26 01:00:57 +1300
      Great. If they are recyclable then it’s a great policy. I must admit I wasn’t aware of what came of old batteries from electric cars.
    • Ben Mayson
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 23:09:56 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-25 20:58:49 +1300
      Hi Graeme, Yes they can be recyclable. For example the giant battery factory being built by Tesla has a big recycling facility built into it from the beginning. There are net environmental impact measurements available for renewable energy tech which as per the evidence based approach can be reviewed. ..Alan
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-25 20:26:47 +1300
      I like the concept of the government taking the lead. Also, we need to be clear on the life cycle. Are batteries from electric vehicles recyclable?
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 20:26:47 +1300
    • Brendan Childs
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 19:35:52 +1300
    • james reardon
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 19:19:59 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-25 18:18:58 +1300
      Timothy.. ahh.. good idea
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 18:18:58 +1300
    • Timothy Kilgour
      commented 2016-11-25 17:58:08 +1300
      It would be rationale for the government sector to take the lead on converting their fleets to electric vehicles. That would help build momentum for infrastructure change.
    • Timothy Kilgour
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 17:58:07 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 17:49:54 +1300