The government claim we need to prioritise transport emissions reductions. We can make submissions to the Ministry of Transport here: https://transport.cwp.govt.nz/multi-modal/climatechange/electric-vehicles/clean-cars/
Here are some of the replies I gave to their consultation:
What incenses me is the sheer stupidity of these “experts”. They went blundering into Paris agreement and have been chomping at the bit to declare a climate emergency ever since.
Don’t they understand how very little the whole of humanity can possibly do to affect global climate, even if we were all acting in unison? Don’t they know that rival countries are going to continue doing 100s of times more damage than New Zealand ever could? All we will achieve is handing our productive industries to them and bankrupting our own economy in the process.
They make so many dumb assumptions, but once we have whole fleets of
EV’s charging overnight, cheap rate electricity prices will disappear.
One way or the other our country is going to have to pay for the roads
for all the vehicles that use them. All of their cunningly calculated
economies will disappear faster than they can regulate.
We may even have to build more coal power stations to meet increased demand which completely defeats the whole purpose.
Their consultation was totally based on the assumption that we, the people, agree about the need to reduce carbon footprint artificially, but I for one don’t. I think, let fossil fuels run their natural course while we as an independent nation focus on preparing for the future with a sustainable and skilled population. To retain our own culture and sovereignty and above all, free from all the crap raining down from the UN dictators.
I may come back and add some more writing and would be happy to engage intelligent discussion.