This has come from WWF, and raises important issues within the document -
I am writing from the Climate Change team at WWF-New Zealand to ask if you have considered making a submission on the government's Draft Energy Strategy, currently out for public consultation?
WWF are deeply concerned with the themes of this document - it prioritises mineral and fossil fuel extraction as a means to economic growth while failing to address fundamental domestic energy issues of road transport emissions, unstable oil prices or local energy generation to name just a few. I've attached our analysis for your information.
If you are a position to do so, please make a submission on the Strategy by next Thursday 2 September. We've created a draft submission you may want to use. It's on the WWF website here: http://wwf.org.nz/take_action/draft_energy_strategy__have_your_say/.
More information on the strategies and on making a submission can be found at the Ministry for Economic Development site here: http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/ContentTopicSummary____19431.aspx
We believe taking forward the strategy as it stands will be damaging to New Zealand's society, environment and international reputation for many years to come.
Your voice is crucial to ensure we get this right.
Thanks for your time.
PS: Please extend this call to your contacts if you can. We've got just over a week to summon support!
Climate Change campaigner
WWF - New Zealand
DDI: +64 (0)4 471 4297
Mob: +64 (0)21 052 5857