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Europe risks €87 billion in stranded fossil gas assets

Today 11:15am - Europe is building or planning to build €87 billion worth of fossil gas infrastructure in a continued expansion of pipelines and LNG terminals, despite the need to halve emissions by 2030.

Aboriginals fight new coal mine

Tuesday - With support from the Australian government, the Adani corporation is pushing ahead with an environmentally destructive coal mine in Queensland. But the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, the Wangan and Jagalingou nation, are waging a determined fight to stop them.

Unions call for a just transition

Monday - Unions are calling for large-scale public investment as part of a “just transition” to a carbon-zero future in their submissions to the Climate Commission’s draft report.

Emissions and economy decoupling

Monday - A new study has found that economic growth and total greenhouse gas emission have been decoupled in 32 developed nations - including New Zealand... just.

NZ emissions down, household emissions up

9 Apr 21 - The good news is that New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions were down in the year to December 2020, the not so good news is that that same month saw household emissions reach their highest ever level.

The week in review

Photo Credit: RNZ

9 Apr 21 - The week that was: The PM accepts invite to virtual climate summit; slow burn on coal boiler shutdown; renewable energy stocks tumble, and the kids hit the streets.

The decline of coal in China

9 Apr 21 - When President Xi Jinping committed China to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 at the UN General Assembly, this was good news for many, including electric vehicle manufacturers and the renewable energies industries. One sector that stands to lose is the coal industry.


NSW's big ugly coal problem

9 Apr 21 - On Wednesday this week, the New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade John Barilaro stood next to a train packed with coal, hurtling past metres away as he...

Government bans new coal boilers

8 Apr 21 - New coal boilers used in manufacturing and production are to be banned by the end of the year, the government announced today.

Where £100 can make you a solar entrepreneur

8 Apr 21 - In Bath, England, even the smallest investors can support – and profit from – the city’s green energy boom.

WORTH NOTING...

7 Apr 21 - Tomorrow Professor Frank Convery – founding director of the Earth Institute, University College Dublin, and expert on the low emission transition in Ireland’s agriculture sector - in conversation...

Renewable LPG the answer

7 Apr 21 - MEDIA RELEASE - Renewable LPG can supply New Zealand’s LPG needs and achieve the emissions reductions proposed by the Climate Commission without the need to ban new connections, a new study shows.

MBIE seeking feeback on insulation

7 Apr 21 - MEDIA RELEASE - MBIE is asking for feedback on whether New Zealanders think the Building Code should be updated to require more insulation in new homes and buildings. The proposals also suggest...

Zimbabwean teen leads fight for climate

Nkosilathi Nyathi
Photo Credit: Voices of Youth

7 Apr 21 - Zimbabwean teenager Nkosilathi Nyathi has introduced solar power to his school and his now campaigning globally to fight climate change.

10 YEARS AGO...

7 Apr 21 - Ten years ago British electricity generators were facing a minimum carbon price of 16 quid a tonne - more than twice being paid by those in NZ at the time.

NZ Initiative: leave it to the ETS

6 Apr 21 - An NZU price of $50 is all that’s needed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050, according to the NZ Initiative.

WORTH NOTING...

6 Apr 21 - The annual Carbon Market Survey is now open, with the report due out in May.

Climate strikers are back

Photo Credit: RNZ

6 Apr 21 - MEDIA RELEASE - The Youth of NZ will once again be standing up for climate action on April 9th of 2021. From Auckland to Dunedin and everywhere in between we will demand fast and effective climate...

Biden says plan will 'finally' address climate change

1 Apr 21 - United States President Joe Biden says his new infrastructure plan will allow “transformational progress in our ability to tackle climate change” by bolstering investments in clean energy, electric...


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