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The case for overhead charging of EVs

23 Jun 16 - IDTechEx chair Dr Peter Harrop makes a case for overhead charging for electric vehicles:

OPINION: Government is Johnny on the spot

Sean Weaver

16 May 16 - Imagine a rugby game where a group of very capable players tries to help one player called Johnny to simply catch the ball and run and score a try.

Can engineers change the world?

Susan Krumdieck

12 May 16 - Can technology solve the climate problem? Dr Susan P Krumdieck outlines her work on a new interdisciplinary practice called transition engineering: changing course one innovative project at a time.

OPINION: It's nuts to open more coal mines

Denniston

15 Mar 16 - Work on the Denniston Plateau has now stopped. CINDY BAXTER, of Coal Action Network Aotearoa, argues that itís a sign the coal industry is in its death throes.

OPINION: Our forest industry is heading south

Glen Mackie

23 Feb 16 - New Zealandís third-largest export industry, forestry, is steadily shrinking.

There's nothing silly about photovoltaics in roads

22 Feb 16 - Installing photovoltaics in roads isnít as daft as it sounds Ė especially if they are supported by roadside wind turbines and tethered multicopters, says IDTechEx chair Dr Peter Harrop.

The VW affair: It's about honesty and transparency

5 Oct 15 - As Volkswagen has found out, sustainability is about much more than promises to customers, says Professor FRANCISCO SZEKELY of the IMD Global Centre for Sustainability Leadership in Switzerland. It requires honesty and transparency, too.


Our climate plan is inadequate

14 Sep 15 - Solar Living director JASON TOBIN and EnaSolar general manager TREVOR FOSTER on why the Governmentís climate change plan is inadequate:

What really happened with Kyoto ERUs

7 Sep 15 - Emissions trading needs to be backed by ambitious targets, transparent reporting and international accountability if it is to be effective in tackling climate change.

It's time for packaging that cares about the future

17 Aug 15 - Our Daily Waste founder Dr SHARON McIVER on why how smart businesses are future-proofing by getting rid of plastic packaging now.

OPINION: New Zealand should be using its abundant renewable electricity generation capacity to power its transport fleet, argues BOB BINGHAM:

Bob Bingham ... we are very vulnerable.

25 May 15 - Oil is a fantastic high energy and very portable fuel and currently itís very cheap In fact, it has almost always been cheap and plentiful and we have built a good life with it. So whatís the...

Why the Government's forestry policies are not working

Megan Woods ... bullying tactics.

18 May 15 - Labour Party climate changes spokesperson MEGAN WOODS on why the Governmentís forestry policies are failing:

Why we must join the clean energy race (and quickly)

Andrew Booth ... asking for action.

11 May 15 - SolarCity founder and chief executive ANDREW BOOTH argues for 100 per cent renewable electricity generation in New Zealand by 2025:

Worth listening to Ö

11 May 15 - Treasuryís chief economist, Dr Girol Karacaoglu, talks to Radio New Zealand Nationalís Kim Hill about how sustainability is being factored into the economy.

New Zealandís 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.

NORMAN: The longer we wait the more it will cost

Russel Norman ... biggest challenge of our time.

11 Jul 14 - By RUSSEL NORMAN, Green Party co-leader.- Thanks to Federated Farmersí incoming president William Rolleston for taking the time to write about the Green Partyís Climate Tax Cut in last weekís Carbon...

Carbon tax won't fix troubled ETS, says report

27 Jun 14 - New Zealand's emissions price beacon is "obscured in the fog of policy uncertainty", but dumping it in favour of a carbon tax isn't the only way to fix it, say Motu Research's Catherine Leining and...

Carbon tax call is all about playing politics

Charles Etherington ... bold words.

20 Jun 14 - By CHARLES ETHERINGTON, Warren Forestry Ltd.- The Greens are giving the impression of being ahead on the topic of a carbon tax versus the Emissions Trading Scheme, but, as usual, they are actually...

Big sports events can come with a high social price tag

20 Jun 14 - THE World Cup in Brazil is again putting the spotlight on the sustainability, legacy and license to operate of large global sporting events.


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