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ZERO EMISSIONS: Study will show us how to do it

Friday - An international economist is in New Zealand preparing a report on how the country can cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Takanini joins e-charger network

Friday - Auckland’s southern-most public electric vehicle charger has opened in Takanini.

Sort out bioenergy, industry tells Government

Thursday - The ditching of plans for a large geothermally driven wood-processing plant in Northland shows why the Government must sort out New Zealand’s bioenergy plan, the industry says.

Healthy soils could start at the dairy shed

Thursday - Bio-waste from places like dairy sheds can be used to transform degraded soils into top-producing land, research is showing.

Pay farmers to fix environment, say scientists

Wednesday - Up-front payments of $400 a kilogram to cut nitrogen run-off from farms would see dairy farms turned into forests, Government-funded research shows.

CLIMATE CALL: Waterway plantings worth billions

Tuesday - New Zealand will be billions of dollars a year better off if it plants trees along waterways.

NZX drags chain on sustainability standards

Tuesday - Nearly two dozen more stock exchanges are bringing in sustainability reporting standards – but NZX is not one of them.


Polyol product might be told to pay up

Tuesday - The Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy could be extended to importers of a specialist product used to make polyurethane insulation foam.

How NZ could become biofutures powerhouse

Brian Cox

Monday - New Zealand could easily become a Queensland-style biofutures superpower, local industry leaders say.

NZ signs up with global carbon pricing group

2 Dec 16 - New Zealand has joined a World Bank group promoting carbon pricing.

Climate watchdog welcomes Treasury decision

Dr Jan Wright

2 Dec 16 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is welcoming the news that Treasury is talking about the possible impacts on New Zealand of sea-level rise.

Engineers turn old tyres into quality oil and fuel

1 Dec 16 - Old tyres can be completely recycled into low-emission diesel engine oil, says a team of engineers.

Wise Responders welcome Treasury's reaction to risk

Sir Alan Mark

30 Nov 16 - A group of eminent New Zealanders who petitioned Parliament to order a risk assessment of the impacts of climate change is welcoming Treasury’s apparent support for at least part of the idea.

Households cut emissions by 11%, says report

Suzi Kerr

30 Nov 16 - The average New Zealand household’s emissions fell 11 per cent between 2006 and 2012, new research shows.

China likes the look of our ecolabelling scheme

30 Nov 16 - New Zealand’s ecolabels could soon be recognised in China.

Rural bank warns farmers of green backlash

29 Nov 16 - A rural bank is warning New Zealand farmers that poor environmental performance could create trade barriers against their produce.

Public wants to know green business credentials

Sarah Bolger

28 Nov 16 - Strutting environmental credentials is paying off for businesses, as climate change rises rapidly as an issue in the minds of the public.

NZ goes shopping for Paris pact carbon credits

Kay Harrison

25 Nov 16 - New Zealand has started talking to countries about supplying carbon credits to help to meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction pledge.

Why faster roads don't sit with our plans for electric cars

25 Nov 16 - Increasing the speed limit will negate the climate benefits of the Government’s electric vehicle policy, says an expert on climate change and transport.


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