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Simon Terry ... key change.

Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

17 Apr 14 - Seriously tackling New Zealand’s emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending.

Greens' solar policy breath of fresh air

David Senn ... starting point.
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28 Feb 14 - Econergy managing director DAVID SENN says that the Green Party's plans to subsidise solar energy for householders should go further:

FORUM: We don't want our landscapes to become movie fiction

Malcolm Rands ... people shut off.

20 Dec 13 - Eco-man MALCOLM RANDS - founder of the Ecostore business - argues for the protection of "brand New Zealand":

OPINION: Future of coal calls for serious debate … not slogans

Chris Baker ... coal is a reality.

6 Dec 13 - By CHIS BAKER, CEO, Straterra. Some New Zealanders are calling for an immediate ban on all new coal mines.

FORUM: Why is it so hard to change?

1 Feb 13 - How do we get people to make the changes necessary to prevent the full impact of climate change, asks writer ANDREW MARTIN.

FORUM: '100% pure' is 100% damaging

1 Feb 13 - 100% Pure NZ tag is damaging our economy, says marketing adviser DANIEL BATTEN.

Enter the new wave of extinctions

Tim Flannery

14 Dec 12 - A new report by the Auditor General says that New Zealand is losing the battle against biodiversity loss. And it’s not alone. In the latest issue of Quarterly Essay, Australia’s chief climate commissioner, Professor Tim Flannery, examines Australia’s Second Wave of Extinction.


AL MORRISON: We've been too smug for too long

Al Morrison

17 Aug 12 - The Department of Conservation wants to do business with business.

Our world in peril

20 Jul 12 - The world is in a perilous position - economically, environmentally and socially, according to a new report. And New Zealand is not exempt. Here, Rick Boven, Catherine Harland and Lillian Grace, the...

Our masters in Europe

Lizzie Chambers.

22 Jun 12 - When it comes to carbon prices, Europe will continue to be New Zealand's master for some time, says carbon analyst and Carbon Match founder Lizzie Chambers.

Antarctic call shonky, says ice-man Morgan

2 Mar 12 - Climate change, not fishing, is the biggest threat to the Southern Ocean, says economist Gareth Morgan.

LIfe gets harder for the environment

27 Jan 12 - This year will be a challenging one not only for the economy, but for the environment as well, writes Organics Aotearoa New Zealand chairman DEREK BROADMORE

Dodgy ... that's Auckland City investment

28 Oct 11 - Council for Socially Responsible Investment chairman Dr ROBERT HOWELL questions Auckland City's investment strategy ...

Is cleantech dead in the water?

5 Aug 11 - By Nick Hodge.- Every gambler knows the secret to surviving is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep.

Perfect storm behind the CER meltdown

Richard Hayes

29 Jul 11 - Six weeks ago, the price of a CER was 13 euros and the emissions markets were looking healthy; a couple of weeks’ later, they were fetching 9 euros. Why the rapid meltdown, asks Richard Hayes of...

Honda: How we are doing our bit

15 Jul 11 - Honda New Zealand says it is doing its bit for the environment, but asks what other companies are doing:

FORUM: Britain can't do it alone

3 Jun 11 - Climate change is a huge threat to prosperity and security, and the United Kingdom can't tackle it alone, writes British High Commission to New Zealand first secetary Tony Clemson.

FORUM: It's time to shut up and pay up

Vicki Treadwell ... deeply unfair.

6 May 11 - It's time to put our money where our mouths are and stump up with the cash, writes British High Commissioner Vicki Treadwell.

We can cut carbon ... so why fudge the figures?

21 Apr 11 - New Zealand has a wealth of carbon-reduction opportunities - so why is it fudging figures to the United Nations, asks Sustainability Council executive director SIMON TERRY.


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