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Farmers say no to environmental taxes

Monday - Farmers are overwhelmingly opposed to environmental taxes Ė unless the revenue comes to them.

Wind and rain gives renewables a boost

Friday - A wet and windy winter slashed New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation.

Why all new buildings should be carbon-neutral

Nathan Surendran

Thursday - Requiring all new buildings to be carbon-neutral is the most cost-effective emissions-reduction action New Zealand can take, the Government is being told.

OPINION: A dangerous political compromise

17 Sep 18 - By SIR ALAN MARK | After decades of sitting on our hands, the simple the act of commissioning an inquiry into becoming a low-carbon economy has been hugely positive on public perception.

Climate action-man puts new emissions option

14 Sep 18 - The man who got politicians from both sides of Parliament to agree on climate change says there might be a third option for dealing with New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions.

GE ryegrass could slash emissions, Govt hears

12 Sep 18 - Feeding animals a genetically engineered high-energy ryegrass could cut greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand farms by more than 20 per cent, the Government has been told.

Gluckman report backs cuts to methane emissions

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman

11 Sep 18 - A third investigation says New Zealand must make drastic cuts to methane emissions.


NZ backs Pacific call for UN to do more

6 Sep 18 - New Zealand is backing other Pacific nations calling for the United Nations to up its game over the security threats posed by climate change.

Foresters happy, farmers wary of carbon path

5 Sep 18 - Recommendations for what is being called the biggest land-use change in New Zealandís history are pleasing foresters but not farmers.

PRODCOM 1: Innovation key to our carbon future

4 Sep 18 - Carbon prices of $200 a tonne, the end of fossil-fuels and agriculture subject to carbon pricing are on the cards if the Government picks up a new report.

PRODCOM 4: Farewell to fossil fuels

4 Sep 18 - Fossil fuels should be consigned to history, the Productivity Commission says.

New PCE report backs mission to cut methane

31 Aug 18 - New research released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment confirms that New Zealandís methane emissions must be cut.

We must cut methane emissions, officials tell Shaw

30 Aug 18 - Methane emissions Ė including those from agriculture - will have to be cut if the Paris Agreement is to be met, officials have told climate minister James Shaw.

Fuel from wood great energy option, say scientists

29 Aug 18 - Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest-carbon energy options for New Zealand, Scion says.

Auckland signs up to war on waste declaration

29 Aug 18 - Auckland is promising to halve the amount of waste being sent to rubbish dumps by 2030.

Experts want to turn Henderson carparks into housing

29 Aug 18 - Five teams have been short-listed in a global design competition that could see two Auckland carparks redeveloped as eco-housing centres.

Greenhouse emissions must be cut, says Ardern

28 Aug 18 - Cutting New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions was on the Prime Ministerís menu at a business breakfast in Auckland this morning.

Beware of cherry-picking, study tells businesses

28 Aug 18 - Companies might be cherry-picking sustainability measures that make them look good, with greenhouse gas emissions one of the least-reported factors.

Growth fund should back biofuel, says jet group

27 Aug 18 - The Governmentís Provincial Growth Fund should be backing production in New Zealand of biofuel, says one of the players in a biojet consortium.


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