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Climate policy and the need for clarity and certainty

Thursday - Cutting emissions now makes business sense for industry, writes TAMARYN NAPP, a research associate at Imperial College, London.

Fracking is flying high, but how long can it last?

Thursday - The fracking industry is the new star on the US energy scene, credited by its backers with bringing down domestic fuel prices and revitalising the US economy. But amid the talk of an energy revolution, there are questions about just how long the fracking boom can last.

Energy-effiicient homes not our strong point, says expert

Thursday - New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of knowledge, understanding and positive action when it comes to energy-efficient building, according to a leading Canadian specialist about to visit the country.

Climate change means the skids are under skiing

17 Apr 14 - Skiing on New Zealand’s highest skifields will be viable for another generation – but possibly not for longer than that - thanks to climate change.

Straterra wants better mineral industry rules

11 Apr 14 - By PATTRICK SMELLIE.- Mining industry lobbyist Straterra is calling for improved administration of New Zealand’s environmental and minerals regulations and wants the low-impact activities of mineral prospecting and exploration made automatically permissible.

New investors pump $70m into LanzaTech

28 Mar 14 - NEW ZEALAND-BORN LanzaTech has attracted an extra $70 million in investment

Hi-tech's a big job and Britain is doing it well

Wind turbine rotors are getting bigger.

28 Mar 14 - BRITISH hi-tech engineering is more successful than you think, says JIM PLATTS, lecturer in manufacturing engineering at Cambridge University.


A green office is a happy office, say businesses

28 Mar 14 - BUSINESSES investing in green office spaces as part of the nationwide energy efficiency programme say the change they are putting in place are making their staff happier and more productive.

Couple's laundry millions back environment

Chris Liddell ... generational benefits.

21 Mar 14 - A family which made its fortune in the laundry business has given $100 million to support environmental and educational projects.

Green buildings need to seen outside the CBD

21 Mar 14 - Australia is allegedly in the midst of a green building revolution, powered by the awarding of ratings to developers who build sustainable buildings, writes JOREN van der HEIJDEN, Associate Professor...

F&P marks 20 years of recycling whiteware

28 Feb 14 - Plastics New Zealand president Simon Wilkinson explains how much whiteware manufacturer Fisher & Paykel has achieved in 20 years' of recycling:

Green group opens door to affordable houses

14 Feb 14 - Green business lobby group Pure Advantage is moving into the affordable housing market, and says it offers huge social, economic and environmental advantages to New Zealand.

NZ slow to adopt green standards

31 Jan 14 - New Zealand business is trailing the world when it comes to environmental standards.

Z Energy adds clean-fuel outlet

24 Jan 14 - A second public truck stop is selling Z Energy’s low-emissions Z DEC fuel.

Rubbish bag claims not true, rules judge

22 Nov 13 - Another rubbish-bag maker has been prosecuted for making false claims about being environmentally friendly.

If only I were Google, says tree-planting entrepreneur

22 Nov 13 - The founder of a green search engine says he could end tropical deforestation if he had as many customers at Google.

Biggest field yet chases green business awards

15 Nov 13 - This year’s Sustainable Business Network awards have attracted unprecedented interest.

Minister approves new product packaging rules

15 Nov 13 - Product stewardship councils have been put in place for the recycling of plastic, aluminium, paper, glass and cardboard packaging.

LanzaTech wins praise for China operation

Dr Jennifer Holmgren ... incredibly important.

8 Nov 13 - LanzaTech’s steelmill-waste-to-bioenergy plant in Beijing has earned recognition from international sustainability certifier RSB.


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Sustainability graduates make their mark

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Ricoh keeps ahead of the digital game

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House will open doors to green builders

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Takapuna park wins concrete plaudit

11 Oct 13 - The makeover of an inner-city park in Takapuna has won an Auckland company this...

Law firm names student prizewinner

11 Oct 13 - Mason Gilles is the winner of the Simpson Grierson Environmental Law Prize for...

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