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NZUs cheap at $5.86

Thursday - NZUs are consolidating below $6 and are good buying down here. OMFinancial reports:

New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

Big cities head for water crisis as populations explode

23 Feb 15 - More than 40 per cent of the world’s great cities supplied by surface water could become vulnerable to shortages and drought by 2040, according to new research.

Jobs v environment: the debate Queensland can end

Annastacia Palaszczuk ... can she deliver?

23 Feb 15 - Queensland has a new Labor minority government, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after the shock defeat of the Liberal National Party.

Can wave energy rise to the challenge in Australia?

Power point ... a float called an actuator is lowered into the water off Perth.
Photo Credit: AAP photo

23 Feb 15 - A pioneering wave farm off Perth now generating electricity is an exciting and welcome development.

Shell chief calls for climate action, but what are the motives?

Ben van Beurden ... balanced debate.

23 Feb 15 - Shell chief Ben van Beurden is pointing the way for oil companies to demand greater certainty over future climate policy.

Climate impacts on European farmers’ yields per field

23 Feb 15 - Farmers in Europe have already begun to feel the pinch of climate change as yields of wheat since 1989 have fallen by 2.5 per cent and barley by 3.8 per cent on average across the whole continent.


WORLD TODAY: Coal states build wall of red tape to resist Obama's power plan

23 Feb 15 - * Citigroup sets $100b funding goal for green projects * Deutsche bank seeks to buy $1b in green bonds * Carbon pricing pays the way for cleaner energy * EU introduces new rules to make cooking...

Energy Union targets renewables subsidies, boosts idle coal plants

23 Feb 15 - The European Commission’s overhaul of the EU electricity market will target national public support for renewables, while encouraging governments to pay energy companies in other member states for...

Oil aside, we’ve reached peak chicken, peak rice, and peak milk

16 Feb 15 - We still haven't reached peak oil. But peak milk happened in 2004, peak soybeans in 2009, and peak chicken in 2006. Rice peaked in 1988.

Rice serves up double measure of biofuel and fodder

Padi power ...tacks of rice straw being dried traditionally in a Japanese padi field

16 Feb 15 - Japanese scientists have found a potential answer to the biofuel dilemma that if you grow crops for energy, you have to sacrifice crops for food.

‘Bionic leaf’ could turn solar energy into chemicals and fuels

16 Feb 15 - Photosynthesis – turning the sun’s energy into food for plants – is the biological system that feeds the world, but despite its awesome power, the process is extremely inefficient.

EU edges toward 2018 start date for carbon reform

16 Feb 15 - European Union politicians are expected to agree on a compromise 2018 start date for reforms to the Emissions Trading System to try to bridge divisions over efforts to prop up the world's biggest...

Geoengineering might work in a rational world … but we don’t live in one

16 Feb 15 - The publication of a hefty two-volume report on geoengineering by the US National Research Council represents a marked shift in the global debate over how to respond to global warming.

WORLD TODAY: US faces worst droughts in 1000 years, say scientists

16 Feb 15 - * UK political leaders sign climate consensus ahead of election * Germany moves to legalise fracking * Vatican mulling new department to tackle environmental issues * Japan has more car chargers...

UN states agree on key document for climate change pact

Christiana Figueres ... up with timetable.

16 Feb 15 - A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change has been reached by more than 190 states meeting in Geneva.

NZ orange roughy exports grow as fish stocks improve

16 Feb 15 - New Zealand orange roughy exports are accelerating as catch limits of the deepwater fish, once a poster child for bad fisheries management, increase amid confidence about improving stocks.

New labelling rules steer shoppers clear of palm oil

Orangutans ... losing homes to palm oil.

9 Feb 15 - By RUTH EVANS.- A European Union decision to give consumers more information about the food they buy could mean good news for tropical countries whose forests are threatened by the expanding trade in...

Asia powers into the forefront of solar revolution

9 Feb 15 - By PAUL BROWN.- China has overtaken the European Union as the largest new market for solar power.


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