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Farmers put climate worries on back burner

Friday - Climate change and the Emissions Trading Scheme have fallen down the list of things worrying farmers.

Ten years ago ...

Friday - Ten years ago, the development of a genetically modified grass backed by the New Zealand Government was being hailed as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from animals.

Emissions need multi-pronged action, says EDS

Thursday - The Emissions Trading Scheme alone will not drive the level of land-use change New Zealand will need to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.

It's heating up on land ... and sea

Thursday - Droughts affecting in the top of the South Island and top and west of the North Island are spreading, and sea temperatures are increasing, scientists say.

Plastic waste our prime worry, survey shows

Wednesday - New Zealanders are capable of making the society-wide changes needed to tackle climate change – but at the moment they’re more focused on getting rid of plastic waste.

Mâori want say in planting of marginal land

Tuesday - PLANS TO TURN farms on steep country into forests could see the Government run foul of Mâori economic development plans.

Methane should be carbon neutral, says Niwa

Monday - The Government’s top climate research organisation says New Zealand’s methane emissions from agriculture should be carbon-neutral.


Why solar generation will be a big player

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

NZ tumbles down climate-action rankings

8 Feb 19 - New Zealand has fallen down the international rankings for action on climate change.

Ardern will go all out for low-carbon economy

8 Feb 19 - Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is at the top of the Government’s budget priorities this year.

Industrial power challenges ETS deal for farmers

7 Feb 19 - A Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement clause that guarantees farmers they will not pay as much as other sectors for their greenhouse gas emissions – if anything at all - is being challenged...

How NZ could offer a home to hydrogen

4 Feb 19 - Carbon prices of $300 to $400 a tonne could make hydrogen viable in New Zealand for electricity generation, a new report says.

Second iwi wants inclusion of older forests

1 Feb 19 - Another major iwi is pushing for tradable carbon credits for a much wider range of forests – and says dairy farmers should be liable for emissions from their businesses.

Coastal councils face billions in sea damage

31 Jan 19 - Billions of dollars worth of council-owned infrastructure is at risk from rising seas, says a new Local Government New Zealand report.

Why we must have climate-smart farming

31 Jan 19 - Food shocks are becoming more frequent as the climate changes, prompting calls for “climate-smart” farming systems and the building up of global food reserves.

Govt must show the way, says planning chief

30 Jan 19 - The head of the Planning Institute says the Government needs to step up and show the way for communities to plan for the impacts of climate change.

Hands off carbon price this year, says Contact

30 Jan 19 - Contact Energy is one of the companies which opposed the Government lifting the $25 carbon price cap this year.

Maori landowners back use of older forests

29 Jan 19 - Iwi involved in the Treelords settlement are backing calls for extra carbon stored in old and indigenous forests be recognised.

Ten years ago ...

29 Jan 19 - Ten years ago, farmers were starting to order biogas plants to convert dairy shed effluent into energy and fertiliser.


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