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Labour vows to scrap emitters' one-for-two deal

Monday - The one-for-two deal that halves emitters’ carbon liabilities would be scrapped by a Labour government.

NZ First backs iwi $600m carbon claim

Mere Takoko ... getting smarter.

Monday - New Zealand First supports an iwi leaders’ bid to raise carbon prices.

Forest owners welcome return of grant scheme

Monday - Forest owners are welcoming the reinstatement of the Afforestation Grant Scheme – but say that lifting carbon prices would reverse deforestation overnight.

Ten more years is too late, says Nobel winner

Professor Yan T Lee ... out of 10, we're at 9.

Monday - Negotiating a global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol at climate change talks in Paris next year is critical to the survival of society, a visiting Nobel Prize-winning scientist says.

Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

25 Aug 14 - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labour’s climate change policy, released yesterday.

Sustainability council pushes puchasing power

Penny Nelson ... leading from the front.

25 Aug 14 - Some of New Zealand’s biggest companies are working out how they can use their purchasing power to drive the new economy.

First rule of green business: Keep it simple

25 Aug 14 - How do you turn your company into a green company – the type of company capable of doing business with organisations demanding sustainable procurement?


COMMENT: Jeepers, John, you forgot the environment

John Key ... nothing doing.

25 Aug 14 - Prime Minister John Key launched National’s election campaign yesterday without mentioning the environment.

We're giving away a copy of Dirty Politics

25 Aug 14 - Missed out on a copy of Dirty Politics, the book which uses private emails between politicians, bloggers and PR people to shine a little light on the murkier side of our politics? We’ve got a copy to...

New facts show importance of Antarctic ice

Robert Deconto ... new figures.

25 Aug 14 - The IPCC is under-estimating the impact that melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will have on global sea-level rise, a visiting American scientist says.

Companies call for politicians to get serious about sustainability

Brett Tomkins ... mainstream.

18 Aug 14 - Companies representing a quarter of the New Zealand economy are calling on all political parties to make a long-term commitment to sustainable business.

Business needs to make climate change stand

Dr Suzi Kerr ... major issue.

18 Aug 14 - There is still an element of climate change scepticism in New Zealand business, says a leading policy analyst.

Experts pinpoint what emissions cost economy

Professor Les Oxley ... international price.

18 Aug 14 - For the first time, economists have put a financial cost on the impact of greenhouse gases released by the industrialisation of developed countries.

Ranking shows we are kind to the planet

18 Aug 14 - New Zealand is the seventh-kindest country to the planet, according to a new ranking system.

Flower power one way to bring new life to broken mill town

11 Aug 14 - Kawerau might have a new future as a flower town as part of a drive by Maori to build sustainable green businesses on their land.

Our leaders missing as world talks climate tactics

John Key ... too busy.

11 Aug 14 - Xi Jinping is going, and so is Barack Obama, but John Key is staying home.

Register holds 150 million NZUs

11 Aug 14 - More than 150 million NZUs are being held in accounts in the Emissions Units Register.

Gases importers pay $1.5m carbon taxes

11 Aug 14 - Importers of synthetic greenhouse gases paid nearly $1.5 million in carbon taxes in the past financial year.

NZ gifts Rio Tinto $6m free carbon credits bonus

4 Aug 14 - The company that threatened to leave New Zealand if it introduced the Emissions Trading Scheme has had a $6 million windfall from taxpayers in the form of free carbon credits.


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25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

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CRL Energy wins environment award

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Sustainability graduates make their mark

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