Friday, April 23, 2010

ZenTiger Praise for NZ Carbon Reduction Efforts

Praise has swept in from around the world for New Zealand's pro-active approach to managing energy to prevent further Climate Change.

Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei said Al Gore had sent a special note of congratulations, as had IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri.

They were referring to the trial run of energy cutbacks executed in Wellington yesterday, which had gone exceedingly well.

"A few people were stuck in elevators, which indicates the message of "take the stairs" has not been taken up by enough people, but we think continual rolling power cuts of 3 or 4 hours will soon train them to a healthier approach", said Metiria in a hand written note released during the power saving initiative by Transpower.

It was estimated that the power outage lasting several hours saved a considerable amount of CO2 emissions and provided good training for the public when cuts are extended to a few days at a time.

"This is a first world response to a critical issue, and I'd like to see more proactive trials such as this throughout New Zealand. Wellington could be seen on the world stage as a thought leader, just a little behind Auckland, which has a well honed process for power cut initiatives (1998, 2006, 2009, 2010) second only to Baghdad, Iraq during the recent war." said Metiria shortly after her power was restored and an email could be sent.

Alternatively: Wellington Blackout the result of eco-terrorism??

3 comment(s):

Ciaron said...

There's something about that picture that stirs the desire to rip those ear-weights off and shove them up her nose.

I am now one step closer understanding that impulse.

Ozy Mandias said...

Great post Zen. However, the latest news suggests your information is wrong.

ZenTiger said...

Thanks Ozy, I've added a link on the post. I suppose my title for your post is a bit misleading, so I feel like the blog is beginning to be as accurate as any main stream media source.

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