The Jaded Greenie's Translation Service  

Posted by Big Gav

We do a (almost) daily roundup of Australian and New Zealand energy news at TOD ANZ which I hope antipodean readers are aware of. I quite enjoyed kiashu's paraphrasing of some of today's set of news items.

"Business New Zealand is labelling the emissions trading bill badly thought out and economically damaging."

Translation: "Give us more money."

"NSW Liberal Party leader Barry O'Farrell's decision to block planned energy privatisation has handed more negotiating power to NSW trade unions, threatened the state's fragile economy and cast serious doubt on his own ability to govern."

Translation: "Poopyhead! Why didn't you vote the way our paper's advertisers wanted you to?!"

"Councils are opposed to Government plans to fast-track Contact Energy's application to build a gigantic $1 billion wind farm along the isolated Te Akau coast."

Translation: "Not in my backyard!"

"Climate Change Minister Penny Wong and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese heard these concerns at a special meeting with the transport industry yesterday, where the aviation, shipping and railway sectors complained that the Government's [emissions trading] scheme would put them at a competitive disadvantage."

Translation: "Give us more money."

Sigh.

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