STUFF Jacinda Ardern and James Shaw on what the Government will do about the Climate Change Commission’s draft plan for slashing New Zealand’s emissions. By 2032, new homes won't have gas connections, we'll be cycling twice as much, and you won't be able to import a petrol car, under a blueprint for making the whole country carbon neutral. What we would get under the plan is lower household energy bills (for most people), better health, quieter streets, cleaner water and better biodiversity, because swathes of land will have been planted in government-subsidised native trees. The Climate Change Commission has released its draft plan for slashing New Zealand's emissions, warning we must move faster if we're to do our share internationally and get carbon neutral by 2050. READ MORE: Climate Change Commission: How it will work and the initial plans Government introducing car import rules aimed at lowering emissions and fuel costs, considering incentive scheme for EVs New transport minister promises to ‘get moving quickly’ to cut emissions How the Govt’s switch to buying EVs could make them cheaper for all of us "Aotearoa will not meet its targets without strong and decisive action now," said its analysis. The main plank… Read full this story
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