Let’s not blow the chance to lead change

More feedback on the NZ Insitute’s “fast follower” proposal, this time from business commentator Rod Oram in yesterday’s Sunday Star Times. Rod’s take is very similar to mine, though from a different perspective, and so I’m very pleased to welcome Rod as our third guest blogger – and reproduce that SST column in full. It’s a very good read…

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Emissions plan due Thursday

The government’s emissions trading scheme will be announced on Thursday. The Herald reports:

Helen Clark indicated farmers would get a reprieve on when they would join in because of the difficulties in reducing methane emissions from stock. Bringing various industries into the scheme would be staggered. “I don’t want to reveal the sequence, but clearly there’s different capacity to cope with the challenges. And agriculture’s challenge is clearly the biggest because we don’t have the answer on how to drop pastoral greenhouse gas emissions,