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

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 types of waste gas to ethanol in California.

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 Energy Agency.

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.

Z Energy wishlist: Everybody must be in ETS

25 Feb 16 - Fuel retailer Z Energy wants every sector in the Emissions Trading Scheme, a realistic price on carbon, political stability and an end to carbon subsidies.

We're streets ahead on renewables, says Mighty River

Fraser Whineray

23 Feb 16 - Mighty River Power says it has gone “beyond 100 per cent renewable” generation.

Science opens routes to energy recycling

18 Jan 16 - From turning carbon dioxide into a fuel to enabling cars to run on water, scientific researchers worldwide are unlocking the potential of new energy sources.

Energy game-changers look to future

7 Dec 15 - Innovative new research into clean energy technology shows there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels – provided there is enough political will and investment.

Can eating less meat really tackle climate change?

30 Nov 15 - With the food system accounting for up to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, anything that reduces its impact will make a big difference to the climate.

Scientists push boundaries to find alternative energy

12 Oct 15 - From algae to alloys, ingenuity in the world’s laboratories is fuelling experiments to find new ways of providing viable sources of clean energy.

Biofuel, e-cars and trees are the way we must go

Reva electric car.

5 Oct 15 - New Zealand needs to embrace biofuels, electric vehicles and energy forests, and get rid of coal and gas-fired industrial processes if it wants to meet its 2050 emissions reduction commitment,...

Elephant grass could offer viable alternative to coal

Dried elephant grass ... good fuel

5 Oct 15 - By adapting a tropical grass to grow in the British climate, scientists hope to be able to replace coal in power stations with biofuel.

Does bioenergy have a green energy future in the US?

An ethanol plant in Iowa: energy from plant residue, apart from corn kernels, can be used to create heat and steam to run refineries.

21 Sep 15 - Bio-derived sources of energy – wood, grass, dung and alcohol – have a rich history, yet have failed to command the “buzz” of solar, wind or even geothermal in public discussions regarding renewable...

Tim Flannery gives us hope ... and we're giving away a of copy of his new book

14 Sep 15 - Tim Flannery says he's more hopeful now than he has been in years, thanks to the carbon-storing potential of technologies being developed by businesses all over the world.


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