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New Zealand is 'least-cost' carbon

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

Kiwi savers want investments to do clean work

Monday - 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

Monday - 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 global warming, and it reduces the reliance in foreign imports.

Angry city draws a line in the (fracking) sand

Monday - 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

Monday - 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 Arctic oil exploration by attacking firms associated with such activities.

A new agricultural economy is knocking on the door

Robert Wright ... leadership is needed.

Monday - 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, writes ROBERT WRIGHT, Secretary-General of the European Renewable Ethanol Association:

Problem seaweed could provide biofuel solution

Monday - 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

Monday - 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

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

Outlook palls for fossil fuel investment

Monday - 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

Monday - * 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

Monday - 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

Year-end often active

14 Oct 14 - The week started as last week ended - very quiet. OMFinancial reports:

New Zealand is drying out ... and hereís why

13 Oct 14 - Over 2012 and 2013, parts of New Zealand experienced their worst drought in nearly 70 years.

Landcorp bio-generation scheme runs out of gas

13 Oct 14 - Landcorp's pulling of the plug on its BioGenCool manure-powered electricity generation ends the first, large-scale experiment in using milking shed cow dung to drive the milking shed itself.

VOILA! A simple new way to put a price on global carbon

13 Oct 14 - A team of French academics has proposed an international carbon trading system, whereby countries with the highest average CO2 emissions pay the most.

WANTED: $44 trillion to switch to clean energy

David Elzinga ... people need answers.

13 Oct 14 - In a world wrestling with climate change and the need to phase out fossil fuels, nothing is more critical than making sure there are reliable and cost-effective clean energy technologies ready to...

WORLD WEB: Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?

13 Oct 14 - * Australian Labor Party leader rules out carbon tax return * European businesses split over urgency of EU carbon market fix * Canadian watchdog castigates government climate strategy * Walmart...

Sick seas could cost us billions, UN warns

13 Oct 14 - The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a new report.

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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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