Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Sunsonics Solar Tour Goes To Parliament

Press Release

Sunsonics Solar Tour Goes To Parliament

21 August 2019

Sunsonics Solar Tour goes to Parliament – this Friday 23rd August.

In support of Ollie Langridge on his 100th day outside Parliament asking for a 'Climate Emergency Declaration'.

Al Sorley and Sunsonics will be at Parliament providing solutions and demonstrating the future with the fully solar powered sound system, powering the speeches & playing a few tunes to celebrate Ollie Langridge and his support team on his 100th day outside Parliament asking for a 'Climate Emergency Declaration'. The longest running protest outside New Zealand’s Parliament in history.

The Sunsonics Solar rig and PA on the Desert Road earlier this year.

The science is in and we all know the transitions need to occur now - it's time to get the politics off the table and just get on with it!

While Labour and the Greens support a Climate Emergency, it appears personal party agendas are getting in the way of New Zealand First and National getting behind this.

Al Sorley from Creative Environment (NZ) Ltd, who runs Sunsonics says: “It is disappointing that the political parties seem to choose the science only when it suits their political aspirations. In this instance it seems that New Zealand First and National will be remembered for stalling any opportunity to get on with solutions to reduce the impact of climate change, which will be to their detriment as the generations who will be most affected step up to vote."

The Sunsonics mobile solar rig is powered by a 1.65kW array of solar panels and backed up by 22 kW of battery storage to provide power through the day and night as required. An on-board 7kW inverter can power up to 10,000W of Hi-Fidelity audio PA – enough to power a large stage with full live band to over a 1000 people.

For the Parliament event we will be powering 4,500w of Hi-Fidelity audio PA to power the speeches and play some tunes to celebrate with Ollie and all the supporters.

Momentum toward solar is shifting significantly:

The UN reports that in 2017, 98GW of solar generation was installed globally, exceeding the 70GW of new fossil fuel generation built the same year by 40 per cent!

Transpower NZ Ltd reports on the future of electricity in New Zealand and forecasts utility and domestic solar, combined with local & grid battery storage will provide a significant proportion of New Zealand’s future electricity requirements. ‘The Sun Rises on a Solar Energy Future’, January 2019, Transpower. https://www.transpower.co.nz/about-us/transmission-tomorrow/sun-rises-solar-energy-future

The Sunsonics Solar rig will be set up from noon on Friday 23rd to play some warm up tunes, with the speeches starting at 1:00pm. Speaking in support of Ollie will be:

• Professor James Renwick (Vic Uni and IPCC)
• Sophie Handford(School Strikes for Climate)
• Carrone Conroy (Environmental Science at UPIC)
• Gareth Hughes (Green Party)
• Thathumbleman (Ollie Langridge)
• Chloe Swarbrick (Green Party)
• Alicia Hall (Millions of Mothers

Come and join us this Friday 23 August 2019 at Parliament grounds in Wellington and be a part of the future.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Statement: Deadly Eruption Of Whakaari / White Island

At this stage, we can confirm that amongst those currently listed as missing or injured are New Zealanders who were part of the tour operation, and tourists from Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. That is to the best of our knowledge.

To those who have lost or are missing family and friends, we share in your unfathomable grief at this moment in time, and in your sorrow. Your loved ones stood alongside kiwis who were hosting you here. We grieve with you, and we grieve with them... More>>

Police Update: Five Confirmed Dead - Eight People Unaccounted For
Work has continued overnight to respond to the eruption on White Island. Enquiries with tour operators indicate that 47 people were on White Island at the time of the eruption. Police can now advise that in addition to the five people confirmed deceased, eight people remain unaccounted for following the eruption. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Eruption And Tourism Safety
Adventure tourism is a central theme in New Zealand tourism, and by definition, adventure always includes a certain level of risk. That said, New Zealand itself is also at risk of being seen as a tourism destination where commercial factors – rather than safety factors – are routinely allowed to determine the point where the boundary line of acceptable risk is being drawn. More>>

 

Big, Bold, Permanent Change Needed: Children's Commissioner On 2019 Child Poverty Monitor

“I want to see family incomes dramatically raised by increasing benefits and making the minimum wage a living wage. And the Government needs to move much faster at increasing the supply of social housing..." More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Live Updates: Weather Mayhem Strands Tourists; Major Roads Closed

Hundreds of tourists are stranded on the West Coast, and on the other side of the South Island a flood-damaged bridge has closed State Highway 1, after a weekend of torrential rain... More>>

ALSO:

Policing: Armoured Specialist Police Vehicles

New Zealand Police has taken delivery of three Armoured Special Purpose Vehicles. The vehicles are unmarked and look like standard Toyota Land cruisers... They will not be used for patrol. More>>

Single Use PVC And Polystyrene Out: Next Steps On Plastic Waste

The Government will phase out more single-use plastics following the success of its single-use plastic bag ban earlier this year and the release today of a pivotal report for dealing with waste. More>>

ALSO:

Faafoi Statement: Minister's Suspicious Immigration Texts

I have apologised to the Prime Minister and understand I have let her down in regards to my dealings with Jason Kerrison over an immigration matter concerning his family. More>>

ALSO:

NZ First Conflicts Of Interest: New Details Around Timeline

New information has emerged showing it was the New Zealand First chief of staff who identified potential conflicts of interest between a forestry company and two senior government ministers, sparking a series of declarations. More>>

Earlier:

Donations:

Five New Cancer Meds In Six Months: Pharmac Funds More Cancer Medicines, Faster Assessment

PHARMAC has confirmed that two new medicines – olaparib for ovarian cancer and fulvestrant for breast cancer – have been approved for funding... Rituximab and bortezomib, which are already funded, have also been approved for widened access following successful commercial proposals from new suppliers. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels