Electric Vehicles Boosted Under Regional Council Plan

The Climate Action Committee of Waikato Regional Council (WRC) has recommended that a Waikato Region Electric Vehicle (EV) Working Group be established to develop a coordinated approach supporting the adoption of EVs and the expansion of charging infrastructure.  The proposed Working Group will comprise all councils in the Waikato region, iwi partners, electricity network companies, EV advocacy representatives and other stakeholders.

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Climate Action Will Be Front and Centre For Regional Council’s Decision-Making

Following the recommendation from the Climate Action Committee to the Waikato Regional Council to lower its in-house greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030, a consistent and transparent process for incorporating climate change implications into Council’s work programmes and decisions has been adopted.Read More »

Catastrophic Global Security Risks with Global Heating – Report

An often overlooked impact of global heating is the threat to our national security.  A new report from national security professionals in the United States concludes that even at scenarios of low heating, every region in the world – including New Zealand and Australia – will face severe risks to national and global security in the next three decades.Read More »

Finally Some Action on Thames/Coast Coastal Hazards

Over 20 years ago when Moanataiari severely flooded in the 1990’s we all knew that coastal flooding was a serious issue for Thames/Coast.  Three years ago, after discovering Thames was one of the most at risk towns/cities in New Zealand from sea level rise and coastal flooding, I started pressuring TCDC to take urgent action.  For ages it seemed no one took these threats seriously.  The January 2018 storm surge was a huge wake up call.Read More »