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New ways are Labour's way, says Little

19 Dec 16 - Labour Party leader Andrew Little says he’s backing the low-carbon economy as the future for New Zealand.

Bennett stands alone in climate change portfolio

19 Dec 16 - The climate portfolio is now held by the deputy prime minister – the highest ranking it has ever had in New Zealand.

China’s electric vehicles set for bumpy ride

19 Dec 16 - The statistics are impressive: sales of electric vehicles in China are likely to reach 400,000 this year, a more than 150 per cent increase on the figure for 2015.

New emissions reduction plan business as usual

15 Dec 16 - The Government’s plan to cut the emissions intensity from industrial heat generation by 1 per cent a year is just business as usual, and will do little to achieve New Zealand’s Paris Agreement commitment.

Now it's Caseley to head energy authority

15 Dec 16 - Andrew Caseley is to head the government’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, after the person who got the job turned it down.

The stuff we've put on Earth weighs 30 trillion tonnes

15 Dec 16 - Scientists have calculated the mass of that unnatural achievement called the “technosphere”, demonstrating the scale of human activity that drives climate change.

Energy industry welcomes national strategy plan

14 Dec 16 - A proposed national strategy to convert industrial heat processes to renewable energy is being welcomed by the sector.


Govt targets industrial sector in new energy strategy

13 Dec 16 - The Government has unveiled plans to cut the emissions intensity of the country’s industrial sector by 1 per cent a year.

Anxious oil countries look at low-carbon future

13 Dec 16 - Squeezed budgets and rising energy demand will significantly heighten the demand and use of renewable and energy efficiency technologies across the Middle East, says a new white paper.

Climate deniers face scientific pushback

12 Dec 16 - People who argue that climate change is not happening or that the scientific case for it is overstated – climate deniers – should probably start preparing for a more robust response from scientists...

ZERO EMISSIONS: Study will show us how to do it

Paul Sammon

9 Dec 16 - An international economist is in New Zealand preparing a report on how the country can cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Takanini joins e-charger network

9 Dec 16 - Auckland’s southern-most public electric vehicle charger has opened in Takanini.

Sort out bioenergy, industry tells Government

8 Dec 16 - 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.

GLASS GIANTS: How cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve

8 Dec 16 - Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world.

Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

Emma Herd

6 Dec 16 - Australian investors want clear climate policy that delivers certainty – and access to international carbon markets, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

How NZ could become biofutures powerhouse

Brian Cox

5 Dec 16 - New Zealand could easily become a Queensland-style biofutures superpower, local industry leaders say.

FUSION FUTURE: A time of transition and potential

5 Dec 16 - For centuries, humans have dreamed of harnessing the power of the sun to energise our lives here on Earth.

China to lead way in growth of solar market

2 Dec 16 - The global solar photovoltaic market is likely to grow to nearly 300 gigawatts this year.

Trading group hails EU climate strategy move

2 Dec 16 - The European Commission’s Winter Package is a further step toward harmonising the bloc’s climate and energy strategy, says the International Emissions Trading Association.


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