Sunday, December 3, 2023

Cheaper to do nothing

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Humpty Dumpty’s loyal Lieutenant Lemming will fight the war on motorists – making roads dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians and doing nothing to decrease CO2 emissions – while National (representing unfettered farming and money) claims its experts have a secret way of generating electricity during a dry year. Indeed, it’s so secret they can’t tell you what it is, but Lake Onslow pumped hydro scheme must go – because if it were a good idea “the market “would build it, just as it built the hydro stations on the Waikato a hundred years ago? Of course not.

Bryan Leyland, a New Zealand consultant to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a London-based tank of climate deniers, is pushing nuclear power.

It would be cheaper to drop a HVDC [high-voltage direct current] cable to Australia.

Cheaper still to do nothing – always the preferred option of conservatives.

How can you be blamed for something you didn’t do?

Dennis Horne, Howick

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