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New renewables capacity hit record in 2019

Wednesday - Almost three quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019 uses renewable energy, representing an all-time record.

Todd wins sole exploration permit

Monday - Todd Corporation, the country’s largest privately owned energy company, has won the country’s only new licence to explore for oil and gas.

Blue energy revolution comes of age

3 Apr 20 - The amount of energy generated by tides and waves in the past decade has increased 10-fold. Now governments around the world are planning to scale up these ventures to tap into the oceans’ vast store of blue energy.

Hydrogen not the answer for transport, says study

2 Apr 20 - Renewable hydrogen has the potential to slash the global greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuel power generation by more than one-third, but it’s not the answer for low-carbon automotive transport, says a new report.

Offshore windfarms have future, say experts

30 Mar 20 - Offshore windfarms could stack up financially in New Zealand from the middle of the century, experts say.

Otaki sets up solar farm to power the town

23 Mar 20 - A new solar farm in Otaki will power the town’s wastewater plant and power the local high school, with profits being used for more community energy projects.

Emissions increase in some energy sectors

13 Mar 20 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation and burning fossil fuels rose at the end of last year.

Taranaki hydrogen project gets $20m boost

6 Mar 20 - The Government is putting nearly $20 million into the Ballance-Hiringa hydrogen project in Taranaki.

Green groups take on energy giant

4 Mar 20 - General Electric is in the sights of 65 environmental groups for promoting coal-fired power generation in 17 countries.

Not in five years, but holy grail of energy on its way

26 Feb 20 - Recent reports from scientists pursuing a new kind of nuclear fusion technology are encouraging, but we are still some distance away from the “holy grail of clean energy”.

Old batteries can be source of new energy

26 Feb 20 - Driving an electric-powered vehicle rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key way to tackle climate change and improve air quality − but it does leave the old batteries behind as a nasty...

Solar power booms just miles from the Arctic Circle

26 Feb 20 - For years after northern Finland's largest printing plant blanketed its facility's eight roofs with solar panels, the curious beat a path to the extraordinary spectacle.

NZ risks missing biofuels chance, says industry

25 Feb 20 - New Zealand risks missing the chance to use biofuels to develop fuel independence and avoid buying costly international carbon credits, officials are being told.

Z Energy offers free deal on offsetting

19 Feb 20 - Z Energy is moving into the offsetting business – for free.

Energy producers cut CO2 emissions

12 Feb 20 - Carbon dioxide emissions from energy production in the developed world has finally fallen to the level it was at in 1990, the Kyoto Protocol baseline year.

We must have certainty with ETS, says Ballance

Mark Wynne

11 Feb 20 - Investment in emissions-cutting new technology like hydrogen could be jeopardised by uncertainty over the Emissions Trading Scheme, fertiliser manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients says.

Coronavirus halts work on Marsden solar plant

11 Feb 20 - Work on New Zealand’s largest solar farm has been put on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Big solar projects running into trouble

11 Feb 20 - Some of the most ambitious large-scale solar projects have been plagued by delay, ultimately making them a financial burden rather than a beacon on the renewable power horizon.

How Big Oil's fake news fooled America

10 Feb 20 - For more than a century, oil industry spinmasters downplayed misdeeds, twisted facts, and cajoled the media into mimicking their talking points.

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Wind energy crucial to EU's carbon neutrality

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Mercury Quarterly Operational Update - 3 months to Dec 31, 2019

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Vegetarianism in schools is entirely appropriate

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Westpac NZ and Contact Energy agree first sustainability-linked loan

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European cement industry strives for carbon-neutrality by 2050

16 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE CEMBUREAU: CEMBUREAU, the Association of the European cement...

Air NZ wins sustainable business award

25 Oct 19 - Air New Zealand has been recognised at the New Zealand Tourism Awards for its...

YHA celebrates carbon footprint reduction

23 Oct 19 - YHA New Zealand has reconfirmed its carboNZero certification by celebrating a...

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