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Kiwi savers want investments to do clean work

20 Oct 14 - 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.

Problem seaweed could provide biofuel solution

20 Oct 14 - 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.

Clear skies for aviation industry, says Boeing report

29 Sep 14 - The business outlook for civil aviation is bright thanks mainly to rising Asian demand for aircraft. But airlines are expected to have a harder time, with tougher competition in Europe leading to a consolidation of the sector, according to the latest industry forecast.

Australia seems to be overlooking bioenergy

29 Sep 14 - When we think of renewable energy, it’s easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy?

It's simple ... either you believe, or you don't

John Key ... has failed to listen.

16 Sep 14 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- Voters in this weekend’s general election face a simple choice when it comes to climate change – you either believe it is a real and massive problem requiring transformation of the economy, or you don’t.

NZ First backs iwi $600m carbon claim

Mere Takoko ... getting smarter.

1 Sep 14 - New Zealand First supports an iwi leaders’ bid to raise carbon prices.

Policy wobbles could slow renewable energy growth

1 Sep 14 - Power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly last year, reaching almost 22 per cent of global generation, says the International Energy Agency.


Aviation a microcosm of the emissions problem

1 Sep 14 - No matter what the aviation industry does to reduce emissions, it will be outweighed by growth in air travel, according to a new analysis.

Cathay Pacific plugs into biofuel producer

18 Aug 14 - Cathay Pacific Airways is investing in American sustainable biofuel company Fulcrum Bioenergy as part of a drive to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

Scientists warn of biofuel plant dangers

11 Aug 14 - Researchers in the United States have warned those anxious to cut greenhouse emissions to make quite sure that the cure they choose will not turn out worse than the disease.

Climate change increases the odds of a hungry world

4 Aug 14 - The odds on food production being unable to meet the needs of an expanding population are hard to predict, but a new study shows that the risk increases dramatically when man-made climate change is...

Ambition key to 2015 global climate accord

11 Jul 14 - The word is "ambition," and it's being voiced with extra urgency by those who worry that the world's leaders won't soon commit themselves to measures strong enough to combat climate change.

Climate target needs new money … but not that much more

4 Jul 14 - Climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency – but no more than what is currently spent on today’s fossil-dominated energy system, according to...

Maori act to mobilise carbon-conscious voters

20 Jun 14 - Maori angry about the Government’s twin failures over carbon prices and sustainable economic development are looking to mobilise the crucial 18-to-34-years-old vote.

Scientists find simple way to produce biofuel

13 Jun 14 - Scientists in the United States claim they have developed a simple, one-step process that turns plant tissue into biofuel.

Climate change? She'll be right, says Shell

30 May 14 - Shell, the world’s largest oil company, believes that governments will not damage its business by taking rapid action on climate change, and says all its oil reserves will be needed and sold at a...

Great potential, but Australia needs to get a move on

23 May 14 - There is an instinctive fear that overhauling the parts of our economies that emit greenhouse gases would spell economic doom and gloom.

Southland gets nod for wood-fuel hub

9 May 14 - Southland is to become a supply hub for a wood-fuel industry, it has just been announced.

It's time to put non-edible biomass to work

2 May 14 - Bioenergy and biofuels have an important role to play in lowering the use of carbon-intensive fossil fuels – a point underscored by the IPCC report which confirmed the need for further research to...


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