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Budget holds hint of carbon credit auctions

Monday - The Government is developing the architecture to auction carbon credits.

We're overdoing farm fertilisers, says report

Monday - Nitrogen and phosphorus application rates in parts of New Zealand are exceeding known safe limits, a new report shows.

In the new war of the worlds, the old world is losing

McDonald's ... old and tired.

18 May 15 - The power of traditional companies is declining in the face of sustainable and techno companies, new research shows.

Storm shows we haven't got the message, say weather experts

18 May 15 - Reaction to last week’s Wellington floods shows that New Zealanders are not prepared for the impacts of climate change, scientists say.

Forest policy action pleases timber industry

Jo Goodhew ... policy revival.

18 May 15 - The Government appears to be putting in place the ingredients of a national forestry policy, an industry leader says.

Where's the clean-tech economy talk, Mr Little?

Andrew Little ... houses and milk.

18 May 15 - Labour leader Andrew Little is blasting the Government for failing to diversify the economy, but he is still not talking about a low-carbon, clean-tech economy.

Why lack of leadership breeds lack of concern

18 May 15 - A lack of leadership on climate change is probably behind a drop in public concern over the issue, says a lecturer in science communication.

At last, Government reveals cost of gases reduction

11 May 15 - The Government has revealed how much it thinks cutting greenhouse gases might cost the country.

Forest grants scheme gets $22m injection

11 May 15 - The Government will put $22.5 million into restarting the Afforestation Grant Scheme, it says.

'PM's bank' pulls back from coal investments

John Key ... interest in bank.

11 May 15 - A company in which Prime Minister John Key is a shareholder is reducing coal investment because of the risk of financial exposure.

Public voice to be heard on NZ's 2030 emissions target

7 May 15 - The Government is calling for submissions on New Zealand’s post-2020 emissions reduction target.

It's simple, says action group, coal's day is done

4 May 15 - Just five solar-power installation companies could create as many jobs as the Rotowaru coal mine, a new analysis says.

Southern project shows way with wood-fired boilers

4 May 15 - A pilot project to encourage industrial users to switch to wood-fired boilers could cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 200,000 tonnes.

Our best brains to take a look at climate change

Dr David Wratt ... in the chair.

4 May 15 - New Zealand’s leading scientists are putting their heads together to predict how climate change will affect New Zealanders.

Why we must remember our debt to the natural world

28 Apr 15 - New Zealand might fail to recognise just how economically dependent it is on the natural world until it’s too late, a new Government report warns.

The word is out ... dairying costs more than income

28 Apr 15 - Research claiming New Zealand’s dairy industry could be costing the country more than it is making it has been published in an international science journal.

Apparently, we're going to slash thousands of tonnes of emissions by 2020

Factory smoke and winter smog above Christchurch.
Photo Credit: AFP.

28 Apr 15 - The Government expects the Emissions Trading Scheme to cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10,000 kilotonnes in 2020.

NZ emissions figures worse than average, says report

28 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions trend from energy is worse than the OECD average, a new report says.

Govt tells world: Here's how we're going to cut emissions

Jo Tyndall ... NZ committed.

20 Apr 15 - New Zealand will use domestic emissions reductions, forestry carbon sinks, international credits and its CP1 surplus to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, it has told the world.

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