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NATS' 19%: Bennett blames population growth

Today 11:00am - New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions have gone up 19 per cent under the National Government – and Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett is blaming population growth.

Take a hard look at investments, insurers warned

Wednesday - Insurance companies should be taking a hard look at their exposure to investment in fossil-fuel assets, a new report says.

Solar operator slams vested interests in pro-EV report

Andrew Booth

Tuesday - A report that says switching to electric vehicles will do more to prevent climate change than would installing solar panels was funded by the big generators and lines companies with a vested interest in keeping solar out of the industry, says the head of an energy company using solar panels to generate power for its customers.

EATING AUSSIES: Dining on kangaroos and camels could help the environment

Tuesday - We might be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment, and farmers' back pockets.

Oil majors tread cautiously toward renewables

Tuesday - The big oil companies’ on-off affair with renewable energies seems to be back on track.

CARBON CRISIS: Our emissions up a whopping 56%

Monday - New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions – the amount it actually contributes to damaging the climate – rose a whopping 56.7 per cent over 24 years in which it was supposed to be cutting emissions, new Government data shows.

Scientists can't do it alone, says PM's adviser

Sir Peter Gluckman

Monday - The Prime Minister’s chief science adviser has told a United Nations forum that scientists and policy-makers need to work together on issues like climate change.


ELECTION 2016: Climate politics off to a chilly start

Monday - One week into Australia's extended federal election campaign, climate has not featured prominently.

Want to know if the Paris climate deal is working?

Monday - The Paris climate agreement has been praised for sending a strong signal to the world that we are now serious about cutting greenhouse emissions.

I agree this is serious, Bennett tells scientists

Paula Bennett

20 May 16 - A group of scientists and other prominent New Zealanders has had a reply to a letter accusing the Government of an “indefensible” lack of leadership on climate change.

Europe has high hopes for smart meters

20 May 16 - Europe’s move to replace at least 80 per cent of electricity meters with smart meters could cut greenhouse gas emissions in the region by 9 per cent.

The Earth is not flat, it is urban, says UN report

20 May 16 - The urban population of developing countries will double by 2030, while the area covered by cities could triple, says a new United Nations report.

Energy awards show what the country can do

Big winner ... the Project Litefoot Trust

19 May 16 - Innovations worth 1.2 petajoules of energy and 120,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions were honoured in Auckland last night.

Go-ahead Ontario adopts carbon trading scheme

Trendy Toronto

19 May 16 - The Canadian province of Ontario is going carbon trading.

Glad tidings for the potential of sea power

19 May 16 - Two countries with the highest tides in the world, Canada and the UK, both claim to be the world leaders in creating electricity from the tides.

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.

China dominates wind turbine installation

18 May 16 - Nearly half of the new wind turbines installed last year were in China, latest data shows.

New RMA proposals won't cut it, say farmers

17 May 16 - Federated Farmers told the select committee considering the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill yesterday that current proposals will reduce the opportunity for public input, reduce opportunity for...

It's more bad news for carbon capture

17 May 16 - Coal powered much of the industrial revolution and continues to fuel economic growth in developing nations, including China and India.


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