ACT cautiously supports energy innovation bill at first reading

ACT Leader David Seymour has voted for the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill at first reading today, but will continue to discuss possible changes with the Minister of Energy.

“This Government is right to consider emerging transport technologies. New Zealanders choosing to use electric and self-driving cars may well do far more to improve congestion and pollution than anything else,” says Mr Seymour.

Relief as taxpayers unburdened of Solid Energy investment

The sale of Solid Energy assets is a useful reminder of why taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to own businesses, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“This is a teachable moment for politicians who harp on about governments getting a revenue stream from business investments. For every productive investment there’s a Solid Energy.

Climate Change (Divestment from Fossil Fuels) Bill - First reading

DAVID SEYMOUR (Leader—ACT): I rise on behalf of the ACT Party in opposition to this bill. [Interruption] I am sure Mr Nash will get up at some point, speak in favour of it, and reflect on that as he flies home for the weekend. I want to thank James Shaw for bringing a substantial bill with noble intentions to the House, but I have to say that I think it fails on a couple of measures.

Free Thoughts - Revealing moments: The Greens

The Greens are excited about the potential of solar power.  So am I.

The greater the potential of solar power and other non-fossil fuels, the less we need to worry about current projections on CO2 emissions and global warming.

Somehow it seems the Greens have not quite got their heads around this.

Patient residents seek reassurance over Auckland outage

"Epsom electorate residents have responded patiently to being without power, but want to see how future outages will be avoided," said MP for Epsom David Seymour.

"C’est la vie was the most common response from shoppers and shopkeepers in Remuera village this morning, so long as the promised restoration targets are met.