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Planning rules the cause of housing crisis

Dr Oliver Hartwich

Published in The New Zealand Herald (Auckland), 29 November 2015

By Phil Twyford and Oliver Hartwich

There is a great deal of debate on the causes and solutions of the housing crisis but little disagreement that the problems we face are enormous:

  • The number of new homes consented dropped from a record 39,800 in 1973 to a little over 24,700 last year. Over the same period, New Zealand’s population grew by 50 per cent.
  • Expressed differently, the 1960s and 1970s often saw between 8 and 13 residential buildings consented per 1000 population. Since the beginning of the century, the average rate has been a meagre 5.3.
  • This undersupply of housing is most extreme in Auckland, where house prices now increase at an annual rate of more than 25 per cent.
  • House prices are now equal to 9 times household incomes, making Auckland “severely unaffordable” in Demographia’s International Housing Affordability Survey…

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Paris Climate Challenge – Schedule

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paris_banner_webThe alternative climate conference to COP21 in Paris this year is the Paris Climate Challenge, organised by Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition and Philip Foster, author of several books on climate.

The Schedule has been finalised:

Challenging the groupthink of COP21

Stuart Agnew, Bob Carter, Piers Corbyn, Ed Flaherty, Philip Foster, Roger Helmer, Tom Harris, Donna Laframboise, Viscount Monckton, Patrick Moore, Nils-Axel Mörner, Ian Plimer, [Murry Salby], Roger Tattersall & more …  tba

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. – Gen. George Patton

Schedule @ 11 rue La Rochefoucauld 75009 Paris

TUESDAY 1st Dec

10am Coffee/refreshments

10.30am start

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Lord Stern’s Nice Little Earner At Renewables Company

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By Paul Homewood

h/t DennisA

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https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/solar-company-on-verge-of-spains-largest-bankruptcy/

I reported on the looming bankruptcy of Abengoa, the massive Spanish renewable energy company.

A look at their international advisory board reveals some interesting names.

Nicholas Stern needs little introduction, well known for his highly rewarded promoting of the warmist agenda for several years now.

As well as his role at the Grantham Centre, he also has other remunerated climate related employment, according to the House of Lords Register below.

The idea that he can offer any sort of impartial, objective advice is clearly laughable.

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http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/standards-and-interests/register-of-lords-interests/?letter=S

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