Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:13a.m.
Half a dozen protesters managed to break through heavy security at the New Zealand Petroleum Summit in Wellington this morning.
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25/09/2012 10:09:29 p.m.
If there was any better solution - don't you think they would've already taken it?
These protestors are hypocrits and damage the world just by buying food, cars, petrol, make-up and using electricity to heat their showers.
New Zealand like most countries is in high demand for energy and no re-newable and cleaner resource is ever cheaper to use and maintain.
Fossil fuels on the other hand are cheaper to use meaning they can actually maintain their plants, but no, people don't think about this.
It is our fault as consumers that we are so reliant on energy just as much as the petrol companies that sell it. Stop being deluded, and start taking responsibility for your own actions.
23/09/2012 6:55:29 a.m.
Lock them up as an example to other protesters. This country is far to liberal in the way it handles social disorder.
21/09/2012 12:13:47 p.m.
@ James B..."It's just a pity that the people in charge aren't smart enough to realise the potential in clean, renewable, energy." ...what energy is that James B?Wind farms lose money and do not/have not made electricity bills lower.Solar Energy companies lose money and initial cost is high for purchaser before any real savings are realised.Bio fuel is killing the forests quicker than any other 'green scheme'.So what renewable way are you thinking of that will not include Govt. subsidies to keep the companies afloat and subsidies the customers to 'go green' and indeed be a wonder of the modern world as all others have failed miserably so far around the world.
20/09/2012 11:48:00 a.m.
James B wrote:
With permits granted for 4.4 million hectares of land for exploration, and a potential 3 million more hectares. New Zealand really is on the brink of a huge increase in oil and gas extraction. This provides only temporary jobs (often too skilled for the local communities) while threatening our water supplies (to look at just one issue).
When there are SO MANY alternatives to the current use of fossil fuels I am glad some people realise we don't need this type of exponential increase in fossil fuel extraction. It's just a pity that the people in charge aren't smart enough to realise the potential in clean, renewable, energy.
20/09/2012 5:57:05 a.m.
Everything the protesters wore, the busses they rode on and the bicycles they certainly didn't ride was made with petroleum products. The anti-oil mentality of this group is just Eco-fascionistas showing off for their mates and the cameras. Once the protest is over it's back to Starbucks and and nice Americana. Get real all you would be Lucy Lawless types and find a real cause in your boring/empty little lives.
19/09/2012 8:53:53 p.m.
Jim Seaview wrote:
I watched the Video and read the full story and now would have to ask: "what were they protesting about??? Maybe not being invited to the Lunch BBQ where everything was cooked using natural gas". Or maybe they had nothing better to do and thought they would have to protest about something!!!
Us hard working, over taxed, over rated, dilligent struggling Wellingtonians deserve an answer to why we have to pay up to $30 to fill a 9kg gas bottle but in Dunedin it only costs $22.
19/09/2012 3:54:06 p.m.
Hi Heleyni. I miss you.
19/09/2012 1:40:39 p.m.
"Can never find bigger hypocrites than protestors."
yes, those dirty protesters who campaigned for women to have the vote, for a nuclear free NZ and against apartheid in South Africa. If it wasn't for them, we would still live in my capitalist-racist-patriarchal paradise! [/irony]
19/09/2012 1:11:09 p.m.
Liz S wrote:
Have a go Richard & Mike and experiment with living more lightly. It's not that difficult to lower our fossil fuel use, it's actually more fun and healthy. You'll make some mistakes along the way and that's ok, this isn't an eco-saint competition. But it's probably the best investment in your future you can make. We're not going to go cold turkey on our fossil fuel addiction, but the more progress we can all make now, the easier our transition will be. And living lightly is our best chance for encouraging new technology.
19/09/2012 12:24:07 p.m.
what on earth makes any of you think they drove there? I know at least one of the women and she doesn't even have a licence, let alone a car.
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