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Question to the minister of Finance: "What steps, if any, is he taking to reduce New Zealand’s economic vulnerability that stems from dependence on oil?"Submitted by Rimu on 16 March 2011 - 3:25pm | Story
Incase you needed proof that National doesn't get it, can't get it and will never get it. Attached is the research article from NZTA that Gareth Hughes cites. It's not bad.
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Here's a response by a politician in the UK to a question about the local sustainability initiative. What will it take for all Transition initiatives to get to this point, where the awareness, and appreciation for the Transition work is so widespread and valued?
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The cost of shipping a 40-foot container from Shanghai to the United States has risen to $8,000, compared with $3,000 early in the decade.
CIBC World Markets calculates that the recent surge in shipping costs is on average the equivalent of a 9 percent tariff on trade. “The cost of moving goods, not the cost of tariffs, is the largest barrier to global trade today,” the report concluded, and as a result "has effectively offset all the trade liberalization efforts of the last three decades." » Read more