The Way forward 2011
Uniting communities throughout New Zealand opposed to
Since January 2011 ,Last updated 24th of November 2011
the National Government's approach to provision of transport infrastructure
As of the 1st of July 2011 you can sign and send off a Letter from Greenpeace To Stephen Joyce
Save green collar jobs/rail. - It's a quick and easy way to let them know
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Many communities throughout New Zealand are currently fighting against the National Government's proposed Roads of 'National' Significance projects and its 'rationalisation' of some of our regional railways through the Kiwi Rail Turnaround Plan
The implementation of these projects is not a forgone conclusion
Neither are they the most appropriate or cost effective 'way forward' for the communities they are supposed to serve.
We still have the opportunity to stop them and to influence a change
towards putting in place transport infrastructure that will be more strategically sensible in the long term.
14th of June 2011.
It is significant ( and concerning ) that with New Zealand being one of
the 28 nations that fund the International Energy Agency, the world's
most credible authority on oil-related matters, our political leaders ,
who during the run up to the elections in 2008 were citing the
International Energy Agency's assertion that 'peak oil wasn't expected
to occur until around 2030' as their reason for not acting to prepare
for it, are now choosing to ignore the latest ( 25 May 2011 ) from the
Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency which is that, based
on their statistics, they now believe the world passed through 'peak oil
in 2006 and that consequently governments around the world urgently
need to reduce their vulnerability to ever increasingly expensive
fossil-fuel prices. ( click here
for more )
From the mid-1980s to September 2003, the inflation-adjusted price of a barrel
of crude oil
was generally under $25/barrel.
During 2003, the price rose above $30,
reached $60 by August 11, 2005, and peaked at $147.30 in July 2008