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Sort out bioenergy, industry tells Government

Thursday - The ditching of plans for a large geothermally driven wood-processing plant in Northland shows why the Government must sort out New Zealand’s bioenergy plan, the industry says.

How NZ could become biofutures powerhouse

Brian Cox

Monday - New Zealand could easily become a Queensland-style biofutures superpower, local industry leaders say.

Engineers turn old tyres into quality oil and fuel

1 Dec 16 - Old tyres can be completely recycled into low-emission diesel engine oil, says a team of engineers.

What Trump means for the future of energy and climate

11 Nov 16 - President … Donald … Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some getting used to.

Why NZ doesn't need foreign carbon credits

26 Sep 16 - New Zealand could meet its Paris Agreement pledge without using foreign carbon credits and develop a $6 billion industry at the same time, says the Bioenergy Association.

New patent boosts CO2 capture hopes

21 Sep 16 - A technology that could in theory catch 90 per cent of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations has been patented by US government scientists.

NZ lets economics rule environment policies

23 Aug 16 - Balancing the environment with development is tricky. One way for policymakers to include the value of ecosystems in development is to set limits for pollution and other environmental impacts, known as environmental bottom lines.


Fonterra manager wins energy plaudits

Linda Thompson

15 Aug 16 - Fonterra energy manager Linda Thompson has been named Young Energy Professional of the Year 2016 at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.

Our forests key to the future, say scientists

22 Jul 16 - Heavy-emitting businesses could be buying more than $500 million worth of forestry credits a year by 2025, says the Crown Research Institute Scion.

LanzaTech accumulates losses of $166m

14 Jul 16 - LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, has widened its annual loss on falling revenue as it gears up for full commercialisation of its innovative technology.

Renewable jet fuel could be growing on gum trees

11 Jul 16 - Australia’s economy might have ridden on the sheep’s back, but the colonies’ first export was actually eucalyptus oil.

Energy leaders renew faith in renewables

4 Jul 16 - Energy Ministers and senior officials meeting at the G20 energy ministers’ meeting in Beijing have recognised recent progress to scale up renewable energy and examined opportunities for even greater...

GREEN DREAM: Petrol to drive car market in 2030

22 Jun 16 - 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.


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