Tuesday, 09 November 2021 10:34

Not so green

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: So the 'COP26' climate talkfest in Glasgow got off to a strong start by declaring yet another 'climate emergency', starting as they meant to go on - by blowing hot air. Empty pledges, and attacks on farmers, followed.

In case the world didn't understand the hypocrisy of - in the age of video conferencing - flying 25,000 people around the globe to attend COP26, the US President Joe Biden made it crystal clear by arriving in a cavalcade of some 20 huge vehicles, many of them flown in for the occasion.

Housing some of the COP26 officials were two massive diesel-powered cruise liners docked nearby. Many of the 'VIPs' were shuttled to the venue in EVs. So many EVs, in fact, that there weren't enough charging stations for them - a problem solved by rolling in diesel generators.

You can't make this stuff up.

More like this

Poo-powered BMW

OPINION: Car maker BMW is partnering with a California dairy farm to turn effluent into clean energy to power its electric cars.

Not bad

OPINION: New Zealand may be a minnow on the global stage but here’s another example how our ag sector punches above its weight.

Anti co-operative?

OPINION: Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has thrown a spanner in the works as far as Fonterra’s proposed capital structure is concerned.

No favours

OPINION: Some leaders from protest group Groundswell seem to be doing no favours to the organisation.

Editorial: Don't COP out!

OPINION: Climate Change Minister James Shaw should gainfully spend his time in MIQ - following his attendance at the recent COP26 in Glasgow - getting his head around how to better promote NZ's world leading split gas approach.

National

Dairy tops organic exports

Dairy has been named as New Zealand’s largest organic sector with exports of $153.8 million, up 55% from 2017.

Machinery & Products

Gongs for John Deere

The tractor of the Year 2022 Awards, held at the recent EIMA show in Bologna, handed out a brace of…

Digital pre-start safety checks

According to numbers published by ACC, more than 60 farm-related injuries are reported every day, leaving much room for improvement.

JV for Bucket Test App

Irrigation NZ and global farm management company CropX have established a joint venture agreement for the Bucket Test app.

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Poo-powered BMW

OPINION: Car maker BMW is partnering with a California dairy farm to turn effluent into clean energy to power its…

Not bad

OPINION: New Zealand may be a minnow on the global stage but here’s another example how our ag sector punches…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter