Thursday, September 15, 2005

Environmental policy

supports preventing barriers to energy developmnt - that is good and is somthing that gives it an advantage over other parties but the loss is less tangable - will they then encourage energy production? one would assume not. the market actualy reacts quite poorly to things like long run increases in energy prices.
Critique of it comes in the form of its support for coal and nuclear power - but I see no problem here where required - a country should keep its options open.

I note that the greens oppose the creation of hydro plants because they might cause some nebulous problems for kayaking. This is the sort of problem the green policy has - it mentions some of the issues but stands in its own way in dealing with them or proposes impractical solutions due to mixed goals.

Labour plays the roll of a central party - they can’t cause too much distress in an energy loving population. No hard choices but generally guiding in the right direction.

National is the classic opposition party - not really having a full response partly because they WILL have to enact policies and they don’t want to make promises they can’t keep BUT they don’t have power right now so they don’t have a full plans. Other parties can of course spout rubbish and never be found out.

NZ First
NZ first seems logical but not much specific detail - I support that in theory - blanket rules are stupid - but it really doesn’t have any detail.

Progressives have far and away the best energy policy. Detail and sensibility combined in one. Showing a difference between me and the fellow at public address in that I prefer substance and "getting the job done" to "vision".
I note that left does indeed put more consideration into this area than the right.


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