A spiritual fight against climate change and the rising sea


Sea Level Rise in India

Two months after the historic Papal encyclical, Islamic leaders and scholars from 20 countries are now calling for all followers to work towards zero greenhouse gas emission and 100% renewable energy strategy by 2050. Read the rest of this entry »

Stat Oil Secret Meetings with Iwi Exposed


Stop Statoil

Norwegian oil company has been meeting secretly with hapu leaders, as part of their divide-and-conquer strategy, despite Norwegian government’s strict rules on indigenous engagement. Greenpeace campaigner Mike Smith explained,  “You don’t go consulting with iwi by going around picking off individuals, meeting with them on the quiet, that’s not how we do it! … They are desperate to get social license signed off from the people up north…”    Read the rest of this entry »

Media Statement: Otahuhu Power Station closes with the rise of sustainable systems


“Contact Energy’s announcement to close down its gas-fired Otahuhu power station, at the wake of Genesis’ plan to shut down Huntly’s coal-burning generators and the Solid Energy debacle, are clear signs that the era of fossil fuel dependence is coming to an end. The time is now ripe for the numerous consented or proposed renewable energy projects across the country to take off. Read the rest of this entry »

TPPA Action Week 8-15 August / New Plymouth this Sat 15th


TPPA Aotearoa not for saleUnder the TPPA – Trans-Pacific Partnerships Agreement, big overseas companies will be able to sue the New Zealand government for millions in damages in secretive offshore tribunals, claiming that new laws and regulations have seriously undermined the value of their investments.”The implications of investor state litigation against New Zealand will be far-reaching, unpredictable, unaffordable and inconsistent with public health objectives...” said Public Health Association Chief Executive Warren Lindberg. Read the rest of this entry »

She has something the oil and gas industry and regulator don’t have


Alberta oil and gas consultant Jessica Ernst is taking the industry and government to supreme court, arguing that company Encana has knowingly fracked and contaminated groundwater. She is also suing the Alberta government and energy regulator of gross negligence. This interview with Jessica Ernst and her lawyer Murray Klippenstein is well worth listening to, as many threads of the story resemble what’s happening here in Taranaki, Read the rest of this entry »