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Oil-hunter Key calls for end to fossil fuel help

Monday - Prime Minister John Key today will lead a high-powered call for an end to fossil fuel subsidies – despite the fact his Government is subsidising fossil fuel exploration.

Perfect storm heads for fossil fuel assets

Monday - The coal, oil and gas sectors have been warned that trillions of dollars of assets could be stranded if a global agreement on limiting climate change is reached at the UN summit in Paris.

Just what is solar thermal electricity, anyway?

Monday - A large solar thermal electricity plant will soon begin operating near Ouarzazate, Morocco, which will reportedly bring energy to a million people when fully complete.

Smelter owner among worst carbon offenders

23 Nov 15 - Bluff aluminium smelter owner Rio Tinto – which threatened to quit New Zealand if a carbon price was introduced - is one of the world’s worst-prepared mining companies for carbon regulation, says a report out today.

Euro nations lead in use of solar generation

23 Nov 15 - Liechtenstein, Germany and Italy have the highest per capita rate of installed solar generation in the world.

Top-drawer dozen dodge climate change grilling

Fonterra plant at Te Rapa

16 Nov 15 - Fonterra and 11 other major New Zealand companies failed to disclose to a global business organisation information about what they are doing on climate change.

Property giant switches on to energy savings

16 Nov 15 - Replacing traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs might seem like a simple job – unless you own some of the country’s largest shopping centres and offices.

Biggest economies still backing fossil fuels

16 Nov 15 - Analysts say the world’s 20 leading economies give nearly four times as much in subsidies to fossil fuel production as total global subsidies to renewable energy.

Hopes run high for floating power stations

16 Nov 15 - New and cheaper ways are rapidly being floated for countries with deep seas off their coasts to exploit the free energy from wind and tidal power.

Entries open for sought-after EECA Awards

9 Nov 15 - Entries are open for the EECA Awards 2016, acknowledging businesses and organisations demonstrating excellence in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Go-it-alone action can break climate gridlock

9 Nov 15 - Researchers say the way to establish fair levels for everyone on global emissions reduction is for one of the major powers to stand up and set the benchmark.

How ‘dragon water’ could power the planet

9 Nov 15 - The quest is on to develop new technology that can tap the intense heat deep below the Earth’s surface and supply the whole world with electricity.

China boosts renewables

9 Nov 15 - China will more than triple its generation from renewables, excluding hydropower, by 2025, a new report shows.

Get smart, get e-cars, Peters urges Government

2 Nov 15 - New Zealand needs a smarter government to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Solar can cut our bills and still be good for utilities

2 Nov 15 - The cost of solar energy continues to fall, so it is no surprise that more people are adopting solar.

Victoria's green efforts win high awards

Professor Grant Guilford

27 Oct 15 - Victoria University’s commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental management have been recognised with top honours at the Australasia Green Gown Awards.

Big emitters shift burden to poorer nations

Smog clogs Beijing

27 Oct 15 - Researchers say emissions reduction targets set by China, the US and Europe place harsh demands on the rest of the world, and could cast a pall over the Paris climate summit.

Solar goes solo on RadioLive

Radio with sunshine

19 Oct 15 - New Zealand had a solar-powered national radio broadcast last week – for three hours.

Fonterra becomes second-largest user of coal

19 Oct 15 - Fonterra is now the second-largest user of coal in New Zealand, behind the New Zealand Steel plant at Glenbrook, says anti-coal campaign group Coal Action Network.

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