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EU will not block new nuclear power plants

Today 11:00am - The European Commission will not stand in the way of countries that choose to build new nuclear power stations, said EU climate chief Frans Timmermans.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, New Zealand’s Windflow Technologies was about to build two turbines for California.

World Bank branch backs coal megaproject

Friday - The World Bank’s private lending branch is indirectly backing one of the world’s biggest new coal complexes, despite a new green policy.

Forestry’s climate impact ‘invisible’ under UN rules, experts say

Friday - Forests are the planet’s biggest carbon “sink” – absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit – but their contribution to cooling the earth’s climate is currently not fully accounted for under UN rules, experts say.

NZX wants 'efficient' links to secondary market

Thursday - The Government’s new carbon-auctioning site could be connected to platforms in the secondary market.

Business makes bid for $7.23 billion

Thursday - Businesses want the new Government to back $7.23 billion worth of projects they say will cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 5.5 per cent over the next decade.

EU to go for tough new rules for car batteries

Thursday - The European Commission will table new EU-wide regulations this autumn to ensure that batteries manufactured or imported into Europe are “the greenest on this planet".


Carbon auctioning platform operator revealed

21 Oct 20 - NZX has won the right to set up and operate the Government’s carbon-auctioning platform.

Let's cool the ground and keep drilling, says Big Oil

21 Oct 20 - Oil company ConocoPhillips has a problem; it wants to pump 160,000 more barrels of oil each day from a new project on Alaska’s North Slope, but the fossil fuels it and others produce are leading to...

Election has little impact on carbon markets

20 Oct 20 - Carbon markets have barely reacted to the general election, which returned Labour to power with an absolutely majority and arguably an endorsement of its actions on climate change.

We need to solve the dry-year problem, says Carr

20 Oct 20 - Electrification of more of the economy to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will require a resolution to the risk posed by dry years to the hydro-electricity system, says Climate Change...

How China can be carbon-neutral by 2060

20 Oct 20 - Three weeks after China told the world it is aiming for carbon neutrality, an important study outlines a roadmap to that goal, and challenges along the way.

The four who could be our next climate minister

19 Oct 20 - Who will be New Zealand’s next climate minister? Carbon News canvasses the options and comes up with four names.

World makes haste too slowly on cutting energy use

19 Oct 20 - The world is dragging its feet on efforts to tackle the climate crisis by reducing its energy use, according to a global watchdog.

BHP hears Musk's call for more nickel

16 Oct 20 - Australian resources giant BHP may finally be starting to establish itself as a primary supplier of materials to the battery and electric vehicle markets, confirming that it has started to boost...

National releases its climate policy - at last

15 Oct 20 - Forestry's role under the Emissions Trading Scheme would be reviewed under a National Government and agricultural emissions would not face a carbon price until other countries do the same.

Our greenhouse gas emissions are being pushed by growth

15 Oct 20 - Economic growth is driving New Zealand’s rising greenhouse gas emissions, a new report confirms.

Electric trucks and green hydrogen 'ripe' for investment

15 Oct 20 - Green hydrogen, low-carbon aviation fuel and electric trucks are among 55 clean technologies that can help the European Union to reach its goal of climate neutrality by mid-century, new research...

IEA outlines how world can reach net-zero emissions by 2050

14 Oct 20 - For the first time, the International Energy Agency has set out what would need to happen this decade to reach net-zero emissions globally by 2050.


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