Posts by Russel Norman
Budget 2023: Taxpayers pay to cover the cost of Government subsidies to agribusiness climate pollution
With Budget 2023, we can see clearly the impact of the government’s decision to exclude agribusiness from the Emissions Trading Scheme, and to reject Climate Commission advice on strengthening the ETS.
Predatory delay on climate action by Fonterra, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers
The ETS, emissions pricing, agribusiness, and the politicians who taught an industry that it is far cheaper to invest in lobbying than emissions reductions.
Greenpeace welcomes National’s renewable energy policy, but fossil fuel exploration and agriculture remain key concerns
Greenpeace is welcoming the National Party’s new renewable energy policy - ‘Electrify NZ’ - with its focus on increasing renewable electricity generation to replace coal, gas and petrol-fuelled transport.
The Auckland Council Budget should invest in people and resilience
The Auckland region urgently needs to invest and expand this city’s transition for a safe climate future in a way that is just for all.
Ecology and habitability
Russel Norman's address to the Environmental Defence Society Conference on 24 March 2023
Living here as if it were forever: In memory of Ans Westra
Ans Westra died last month. She was a New Zealand thinker who used photography to ask us questions about our society. She was most well known for her photography of…
The parallel Climate Wars in Australia and New Zealand
We live in the era of the Climate Wars. On one side are the big polluting industries – oil, coal, gas, meat and dairy – fighting tooth and nail to…
The ten billion dollar lie at the heart of the New Zealand Government’s climate policy
The New Zealand Government has made a big promise on the international stage to cut New Zealand's emissions by a 147 million tonnes over the decade of the 2020s. But the truth is that
Be Conservative on Climate and Nature
Russel Norman's address to the Blue Greens Conference
Why Christopher Luxon is so badly wrong about oil exploration
In his early days as leader, John Key updated National’s position on Nuclear-Free New Zealand and distanced himself from his predecessor’s abhorrent “Orewa Speech”, setting a new direction for the…