The idiocy of James Shaw

James Shaw demonstrated yesterday why he is a complete moron, captured by ideology, and lacking in real world experience.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw will advise against new mining permits though the government’s position is to consider them on a case by case basis.

The Labour-led government is not ruling out new permits for coal mining, offshore oil drilling and fracking during a transition away from fossil fuels.

Prime Minister said there would be no mining on conservation land, but the government would consider other new permits “case by case”. She said coal mining was not the country’s future but there had to be a transition.

Mr Shaw said as Green Party leader he had always said the country should not be opening up any new fossil fuels.

“As Minister for Climate Change I have to say that in the future, if you’re going to get to a zero carbon economy, there will be a point at which it’s simply incongruous to be issuing those [new mining permits].

“I would advise against it, as Climate Change Minister.”

While fossil fuels were not the country’s future, exploration industries had to have a transition period, he said.

But to meet the government’s promise of a carbon neutral New Zealand by 2050 there would be a point at which no new permits for exploration would be issued.

“You simply cannot get to net zero [carbon emissions by 2050] and do that.”


This fool is going to stop all mining activities and exploration activities. All in a push to have more renewable energy.

Well, there is fat chance of ever building a new dam with the Resource Management Act, which kind of leaves wind power as the alternative, or solar.

The problem James Shaw has with all of this is that electricity generation needs vast quantities of mined minerals and materials to exist.

Wind turbines, on average contain 3.6 tonnes of copper alone, let alone the rare earth metals. All of that requires mining to obtain. Power stations and power transmission facilities use literally 1000s of miles of copper. The steel for the pylons has to be mined, aluminium has to be mined. We simply cannot exist in this world without mining minerals and this muppet wants to stop it in NZ.

Presumably he is fine with the desecration of Mongolia for all those rare earth metals his gay electric cars use or the power turbines he gets a hard-on over. Is he going to insist all those countries follow our lead and stop mining too…what would happen to his carbon-free world then?

Well, it would grind to a halt, because these “green” technologies aren’t green at all. Their solutions aren’t solutions.



-Radio NZ

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