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GREEN DREAM: Petrol to drive car market in 2030

Wednesday - Petrol-powered vehicles are predicted to dominate the Australian car market in the year 2030 despite the growing concern of carbon emissions and its impact on the environment, a new study has found.

How low oil prices could weaken Paris pact

15 Jun 16 - Low oil prices could effectively cancel the impact of emissions reduction pledges made under the Paris Agreement, a new study warns.

LanzaTech has role in global low-energy drive

13 Jun 16 - New Zealand-born LanzaTech is one of the businesses behind a new drive to get low-carbon sustainable fuels to the point where they make real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Introducing: The bionic leaf that could fuel a revolution

13 Jun 16 - Renewable energy experts and microbiologists have teamed up to create a super-efficient artificial leaf that uses photosynthesis to produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels.

Energy independence won’t cure climate ills

9 Jun 16 - Analysts say tackling climate change is a more difficult and expensive challenge for governments than achieving the unconnected goal of being self-reliant for energy needs.

World of clean energy soaks up 8 million workers

27 May 16 - More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a 5 per cent increase from last year.

Future climate could cast shade on renewables

19 May 16 - Fighting climate change will involve massive changes to the way Australia produces and distributes energy.


Change to clean energy means massive social change

10 May 16 - Global climate change, driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, is already affecting the planet, with more heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and floods, and accelerating sea-level rise.

Can we save the algae biofuel industry?

10 May 16 - Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help to reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels do.

At last, Government to reveal plan for electric cars

Simon Bridges

4 May 16 - The Government will unveil its electric vehicle policy tomorrow.

YES WE CAN! Business leaders to make blueprint for our low-carbon future

Brian Cox

20 Apr 16 - Some of the country’s largest businesses, lobby groups and organisations will meet in Wellington next month to draw up a blueprint for making New Zealand into a low-carbon economy.

Mighty River snaps up latest from Tesla

4 Apr 16 - Mighty River Power is adding the new Tesla Model 3 to its fleet of electric vehicles.

LanzaTech signs first US biofuels deal

30 Mar 16 - New Zealand-founded LanzaTech has signed its first North American deal, giving United States biofuels and biochemicals maker Aemetis exclusive rights to its patented technology to convert various...

What will Turnbull’s $1b energy fund actually do?

24 Mar 16 - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the creation of a A$1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund, to be jointly managed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable...

Air NZ's looking at biofuels again ... but will they work?

Jatropha crop

15 Mar 16 - Air New Zealand is investigating biofuels again – but an international expert says it is unlikely to do much to cut the greenhouse gas emissions.

Processors in ETS could pose problem, says industry

Jon Tanner

14 Mar 16 - Bringing wood processors into the Emissions Trading Scheme could damage other carbon-reducing initiatives, such as biofuel development, the industry says.

Dairy dive has message, says eco economist

Marjan van den Belt

8 Mar 16 - Collapsing dairy prices are a warning of what can happen when businesses live beyond their ecological means, says an expert in ecological economics.

Aviation losing emissions battle, say academics

8 Mar 16 - Climate-damaging emissions from aviation will continue to rise despite the best efforts of the airline industry to make air travel sustainable, a new study co-authored by a University of Otago...

Government on verge of e-car action

3 Mar 16 - The Government is about to announce a policy on electric cars - and it might include support for setting up a national system for charging the cars.


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