While National confirms that it will be introducing its own anti-industrial emissions trading scam within "the first hundred days of taking office" -- gee, like that's a reason to get excited about the Blue Team taking office -- Labour has reconfirmed its ban on the construction of new thermal power stations (you know, like those thermal stations on which we've relied this winter to keep the lights on) insisting that "we must rely on renewables."
Yet at the same time as insisting we "rely on renewables," they're proposing a new ban on new power stations whose construction would not be "reversible." This would, incidentally, ban the construction of any new hydro station the only reliable renewable energy source there is.
They're either stupid, or frigging stupid. What "renewables" do these bozos reckons we're going to use to keep us warm in coming winters? Wind? How on earth is that going to provide the 150MW per year of new generation this enfeebled nation needs to keep us in power? Like the corrupt "Pickens Plan" for energy in America, this answer would leave us all just blowing in the wind.