Government, you are going to have to make me reduce my emissions

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OK here is my mea culpa on climate action. I am guilty.

Yes, even though I have read a lot about climate change and the urgency of effective action and have been duly alarmed,  even though I am active in climate groups, even though I submitted to the Climate Commission, I still lapse. Continue reading “Government, you are going to have to make me reduce my emissions”

Tradable Energy Quotas or Tradable Emissions Quotas? – our discussion rages on

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When you fill up with petrol you would surrender TEQ units.

We have now had three online meetings of those wanting to promote TEQs as described by Dr David Fleming and summarised by his colleague Shaun Chamberlin here. Continue reading “Tradable Energy Quotas or Tradable Emissions Quotas? – our discussion rages on”

Why are TEQs better than Fee and Dividend or Cap and Trade?

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I am a recent convert to Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) invented by the late David Fleming in UK in 1996 for effective climate action. See Continue reading “Why are TEQs better than Fee and Dividend or Cap and Trade?”

Sustainability and Money

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Sustainability and money Deirdre Kent Nov 2020

A few months ago I gave this presentation to a climate change group. Hope you enjoy it. Well it’s not actually enjoyable to know that energy use and economic growth are so closely linked. As Naomi Klein said “The economy is at war with the climate”. We are going to need all our collective intelligence to downshift without chaos. Can we manage an energy descent without it being haphazard and dangerous socially? Continue reading “Sustainability and Money”

Kate Raworth’s “Doughnut Economics” is a great starting point for new thinkers

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Proposed new local spending currency can only work with a full land rent

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Council owned land Manukau. The other property owners get unearned capital gains from rise in land value.

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A dual currency system would help New Zealand recover

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Covid-19 in New Zealand has resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs, including from Air New Zealand, Auckland Council, Fletchers, Millennium hotels, Sky City, Ngai Tahu and Bunnings. With the first round of wage subsidies ending in June and the second round ending in September there will be thousands more jobs to be lost. Despite the fact that on Monday 8 June we moved to Level One and we can all move around normally within our country, there is no sign of overseas tourism starting up again or Air NZ getting back to 2019 levels within the foreseeable future. Continue reading “A dual currency system would help New Zealand recover”

Councils should have power to create rates vouchers

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Councils should have the power to create rates vouchers

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It’s our Superpower to create money says Reserve Bank chief economist

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On Tuesday 19th May John Campbell, host of TVOne Breakfast, interviewed  Yuong Hu, Chief Economist of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and asked him about printing money. If the Reserve Bank is going to buy billions of dollars in Government bonds where does the money come from? Continue reading “It’s our Superpower to create money says Reserve Bank chief economist”