Author: Martin Deighton

Hydrogen, not heat pumps!

Martin Deighton
Hydrogen, not heat pumps

In New Zealand the process of replacing carbon polluting natural gas with hydrogen began in 2019. By 2030 hydrogen will be blended into natural gas to a level of 30-40 percent, enabling New Zealand to achieve net zero carbon pollution by 2030.

Paying for care in our old age

Martin Deighton
Regressive national insurance increase for social care

As Catherine Rowett suggested in your recent article, it seems likely that working people will have to pay a significant increase in their “national insurance” tax to pay for care for the elderly.