This week's poll asks:
Do you support the government’s goal of having 90 percent of the country’s electricity generated from renewable sources by 2025?
*My reading of published information agrees with Bryan Leyland's article. Michael
*A crazy idea when the cost of producing the windmills and solar panels is researched. Considerable pollution to build the necessary equipment. Malcolm
*No, and a thousand times NO! It is time for revolution in NZ. We are enslaved by a globalist puppet "gummint" (regardless of whether its on the "left" or "right"), directed by the globalist mouthpiece called the "UN". Our system of "government" is not just broken, it is invalid and fully beyond redemption. We have no choice at the polls - all the parties are either equally corrupt & controlled by the globalists, or are totally incapable of running the country. On top of that, the Socialist Indoctrination Centres (schools) are pumping out generation after generation of dull NZer "frogs in a pot". The last 2-3 decades of SIC "graduates" are now firmly part of the dull, entitled unwashed masses, for whom Friday night, xbox, iphone, consequence-less behaviour & the "gummint" teat are a way of life.
Well, fellow "grogs in the pot", the water is near boiling. The only way forward for NZ is for us to give the UN & globalists the middle finger, wipe away the current corrupt, bloated bureaucracy and tonnes of red tape & trough-feeders, expel all the UN-sycophants, and start from scratch. It will be highly disruptive and painful, but the sooner we start, the sooner it's done with. Bloodless revolution is not just possible, but mandatory. Smash the chains of the globalists now, or live the next decades under their tyranny!! Peter
*Like everything the government does, they do not consider the citizens of New Zealand are of any importance other than as an easy source of funding their whims. John
*National government ministers are fallling over themselves to make their alley right with the UN - at the expence of the NZ taxpayers. Kevin
*Totally unrealistic. Eleanor
*No I do not support a level of 90% power generation from renewal resources, because it is not achievable. I do support the establishment of nuclear powered electricity generating plant. Peter
*I have answered yes to this poll but had the question added "by the use of wind generation" my response wouls have been no. I believe that we are under utilising the sustainable natural resource of geothermal (reinjection method) that has been a resounding success in Iceland and Northland (Ngawha). Not enough research or thought has gone into this. Roger
*However, pv panels on all houses linked to the grid, plus pv farms could remove the need for new power stations. Stuart
*I cannot see how we have enough resources for this without others having a BIG cut of the pie.(Not to help us either) Our Electricity is far too high now and noone seems to be caring it is like the Fuel it keeps increasing and again the Fuel Companies are ruing the cost. (Last time the fuel was above $2 litre our dollar was below 70 cents and crude was over $100 + a barrel now the dollar is over 80cents USD and crude below $100 and we arre being severely punished). Soon we will see many more businesses etc closing which will include Truck Cos as well. Perhaps we should start to make the Gvt sit up and take note and have rallies against what is happening. MARYLIN
*Makes sense to me. It's a shame so many people complain about expensive power, but they don't want such things as wind farms on the skyline. Hello! We can't have one without the other. Jack & Lois