Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market

Energy

Taranaki eyes future in hydrogen economy

19 Mar 19 - Taranaki is talking up the hydrogen economy to replace its petrochemical wealth.

New ultra-thin material seen as breakthrough

19 Mar 19 - A new ultra-thin film that absorbs solar energy could revolutionise the harvesting of solar thermal energy.

HOT CHOCOLATE: Cocoa is helping to slow climate change

19 Mar 19 - If you like chocolate you’ll love this: the same tree that provides your indulgent treat is helping to slow climate change, thanks to cocoa fuel.

Hydrogen could be fuel of the future

18 Mar 19 - The fuel used to thrust enormous rockets away from Earth’s gravitational pull is hydrogen - and it also holds potential as a source of energy for daily activities like driving and heating houses.

Why radical plan to cool climate could work

18 Mar 19 - A new study contradicts fears that using solar geoengineering to fight climate change could dangerously alter rainfall and storm patterns in some parts of the world.

Coal-fired stations deliver danger dust

13 Mar 19 - Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns, a new 15-year international study shows.

Bioenergy body hails hospital move to wood

12 Mar 19 - A decision to replace two coal-fired boilers at Christchurch Hospital with boilers that burn wood will help to create confidence in the woody biomass market, the Bioenergy Association says.


Wind turbine pioneer slams NZ procrastination

11 Mar 19 - A wind turbine company set up to make New Zealand “the Denmark of the Southern Hemisphere” is barely surviving because New Zealand continues to prop up dying industries, its founder says.

Fossil-fuel wealthy Taranaki faces major rethink

5 Mar 19 - The New Plymouth District Council might need to rethink the services it provides for its residents as the district’s fossil-fuel wealth declines, says a report out today.

Biomass energy could punch hole in emissions

28 Feb 19 - New Zealand could slash five million tonnes off its annual greenhouse gas emissions through the use of biomass energy in factories and for heavy transport, new figures show.

Industrial plants see low carbon price as barrier

22 Feb 19 - Low carbon prices are stopping many large plants switching to low-emissions fuels, a report says.

Coal giant Glencore to limit production

21 Feb 19 - Commodities giant Glencore has bowed to pressure from shareholders to limit coal production for environmental reasons.

Big companies might leave, warns oil sector

20 Feb 19 - Cutting carbon subsidies for trade-exposed heavy emitters could see large companies leave the country, says the oil and gas sector.

Renewable energy will be tops by 2040, says BP

20 Feb 19 - Renewable energy will be the world’s main source of power within two decades, according to BP.

Labs busy finding new ways to power the world

12 Feb 19 - Laboratories can make energy from greenhouse gases, power smartphones with their own radiation, and cut shipping costs naturally. And each could become reality.

Why solar generation will be a big player

11 Feb 19 - Solar electricity generation has a big part to play in New Zealand’s low-carbon energy future, says the operator of the national grid.

BP acts on shareholder demands

4 Feb 19 - BP will have to set out how its strategy and investments fit with targets to limit global temperature rise, under a new resolution.

Tiwai could lead way in new-deal aluminium

22 Jan 19 - The owner of New Zealand’s only aluminium smelter says the country could have a bright future producing low-emissions aluminium for a carbon-constrained world.

Govt gives Foodstuffs $1m for green vehicles

22 Jan 19 - Food giant Foodstuffs is to get more than a million dollars of public money as part of a drive towards low-emissions vehicles.


More in the Energy Archive

Login







News Direct
Photo Credit: dbsolisphotostream

Latest announcements: file yours to editor@carbonnews.co.nz

Whangarei likes electric vehicles

16 Aug 18 - Whangarei, winner of the most electric vehicle friendly town in New Zealand...

Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

23 Jan 18 - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

More News Direct

RSS Feeds

Carbon News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed for the latest stories from all sections of the site.
Energy RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed of stories this section only.