Innovate on climate challenge or lose the public, Jones tells industry

Innovate on climate challenge or lose the public, Jones tells industry
Gavin Evans
By Gavin Evans May 29 (BusinessDesk) - Industry must demonstrate its ability to innovate and respond to climate challenge if it is to maintain the support of the voting public, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. New Zealand First is not going to allow industry to be “carbon-guilt-tripped out of existence,” he told delegates at the New Zealand Minerals Forum yesterday. Mining is not the “new form of cigarettes” but political calls for action on climate change are coming from a predominately metropolitan voter base,...

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