Warning of Forest Collapse in Northland

Gareth MorganEnvironment

Geoff and Dean Baigent from Forest and Bird talking about protecting Northlands Forests Warning of Forest Collapse in Northland was last modified: August 17th, 2016 by Gareth Morgan

Geoff Simmons legalising cannabis in New Zealand

Geoffonomics: The price of clean, green electricity

Gareth MorganEconomics, Environment

Every fortnight Geoff Simmons talks with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ’s Afternoons programme about a variety of economic issues This week they cover the economics of renewable energy www.rnz.co.nz/jesse #geoffonomics Geoffonomics: The price of clean, green electricity was last modified: July … Read More

Heads in the sand as the sea rises

Geoff SimmonsEnvironment

Today the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, fronted up to the finance select committee to talk about the financial and economic risks of climate change, particularly sea level rise. International banks, insurers and investors have well and truly … Read More

Good Farmers Show The Way

Gareth MorganEnvironment

Last week ECan was given a ‘wake-up call’ by Forest and Bird when they pointed out there were 376 serious breaches of water consents in the 2013/14 year. Yesterday Forest and Bird followed that up by showing that ECan also … Read More

Electricity: The Price isn’t Right

Paul YoungEconomics, Environment

Specialist energy and economics consultancy Concept Consulting has released a new report looking at the economics of new energy technologies in New Zealand – solar PV, electric vehicles and batteries. The report exposes the big problem at the heart of … Read More

Has DOC’s Funding Been Cut?

Geoff SimmonsEnvironment

An independent expert has claimed that DOC funding has been cut by $40m, but DOC denies the claim. The fact is that DOC’s budgets are opaque and difficult to follow on a year on year basis, so nominal funding cuts … Read More

Taxing Tourists to Save Our Species

Geoff SimmonsEnvironment

It isn’t often that turkeys vote for Christmas, but the tourism industry has done just that, stating they are open to charging visitors to fund infrastructure. This is no doubt in the face of public pressure at the ever mounting … Read More