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NZUs quiet but bid

Wednesday - A quiet day yesterday on a shortened week. OMFinancial reports:

New EU emissions goal pits green business against industry

Connie Hedegaard ... world is watching.

Tuesday - A European Union goal to cut greenhouse gases by 40 per cent by 2030 sets the pace for a global deal to tackle climate change, pitting heavy industry against green business.

Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens green trade deal

Tuesday - The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens a green trade deal that could ultimately do more to reduce carbon emissions than international climate agreements such as the failed Kyoto Protocol.

WORLD WEB: Sweden the greenest country ... so, where is NZ?

Tuesday - * Carmakers prepare to shift to hydrogen fuel cells * New York Green Bank in debut clean energy transactions * Off-grid German village runs on wind and sun * UK to axe solar farm subsidies in favour of biomass crops

Supplies of rare earth materials are still far from secure

Tuesday - Materials essential for technology products such as electric vehicles, wind turbines or hard disks, known as rare earth elements, arenít becoming any less rare, or any less crucial.

Universities act to hit fossil fuel firms where it hurts

Tuesday - Glasgow recently became the first European university to join the rapidly expanding fossil-free divestment movement. Following hot on the heels of the Australian National University, Glasgow promised to move £18m of investment over the next 10 years.

Oil boom prompts US to push for crude exports

Tuesday - Oil and coal producers in the United States are planning to use mile-long tanker trains to transport vast quantities of fossil fuels to the coast through areas that environmental groups believe should be protected.


New Zealand is 'least-cost' carbon

22 Oct 14 - Spot NZUs slipped a little further yesterday to close at $4.30 on CommTrade. OMFinancial reports:

Kiwi savers want investments to do clean work

20 Oct 14 - A survey of New Zealanders has revealed that Kiwis care deeply about how their KiwiSaver funds are being invested and that they want more sustainable KiwiSaver options.

Fracking boom could mean up to 12% more carbon emissions

20 Oct 14 - The consistent message from those who would seek to exploit shale gas is that it has three distinct advantages over existing forms of fossil fuel energy: it is cheap, it has a lower influence on...

Angry city draws a line in the (fracking) sand

20 Oct 14 - A college town in southern Minnesota is taking action against the frac-sand industry that's booming amid America's drilling revolution.

Greenpeace v Shell via Lego: The building blocks of a successful campaign

20 Oct 14 - October 9, 2014, was a big day in eco-activism: Lego announced that it would not renew a product-placement deal with Shell, following concerted pressure from Greenpeace as part of a campaign to ban...

A new agricultural economy is knocking on the door

Robert Wright ... leadership is needed.

20 Oct 14 - Europe should be pushing for the rapid expansion of its network of biorefineries, to produce European food, fuel and feed, as well as a range of other high-value products that replace fossil fuels,...

Problem seaweed could provide biofuel solution

20 Oct 14 - It has often been used as a farmland fertiliser, and in some communities it is eaten as a vegetable, but now researchers believe that seaweed could power our cars and heat our homes.

Fish-catching technique nets innovation award

20 Oct 14 - A technique allowing wild fish to be landed live Ė and released if necessary Ė has won the supreme title in the New Zealand Innovators' Awards.

Solar chief: Thereís no cost to solar energy, only savings

Lyndon Rive ... solar education the issue

20 Oct 14 - SolarCity Corp, the United Statesí largest residential solar service provider, has a history of pushing the envelope.

Outlook palls for fossil fuel investment

20 Oct 14 - Warnings within the world of high finance are coming thick and fast that the increasingly urgent need to combat climate change means investors could lose heavily by sinking funds into coal, oil and...

WORLD WEB: Global shipping emissions set to soar unchecked

20 Oct 14 - * Pacific Islanders blockade Australian coal port to protest rising sea levels * Sweden calls on EU to agree 50% carbon cuts for 2030 * Impacts of climate change to now be included in UK's military...

Donít get too excited, no one has cracked nuclear fusion yet

20 Oct 14 - Aerospace giant Lockheed Martinís excitement in the media announcement last week that it could make small-scale nuclear fusion power a reality in the next decade has understandably generated


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You'll never run out of printer paper

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

Canon offers environment prizes

18 Aug 14 - Canon New Zealand is calling for Kiwis to get creative and apply for its annual...

CRL Energy wins environment award

1 Aug 14 - CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment...

Evolution show home opens in the south

20 Jun 14 - Award-winning Rilean Construction this week unveiled its first energy-efficient...

Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnicís Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

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