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BlackRock threatens to sell shares in worst climate polluters

Today 10:00am - BlackRock, the world’s biggest investment fund manager, has threatened to sell shares in the worst corporate polluters in a bid to support the goal of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

Energy efficiency boosts jobs, says IEA

Today 10:00am - Improving energy efficiency creates far more jobs than generating it, and at the same time provides a way out of the covid crisis by bringing prosperity.

'Gas is over,' says EU bank chief

Tuesday - The European Investment Bank says it will end all funding for fossil fuels before the end of the year.

Fuel industry leaders join Aussie emissions reduction panel

Tuesday - Fossil-fuel industry leaders and a controversial economist have joined a committee responsible for ensuring the integrity of projects that get climate funding in Australia.

Biden's Keystone death sentence means oil industry must innovate

Tuesday - In one of his first acts of office, United States President Joe Biden has issued an executive order that effectively kills the Keystone XL pipeline project.

WORTH NOTING ...

14 Dec 20 - A training course on how to take part in the first Government auction of carbon credits will be held on Thursday.

Help us make Marsden a renewables hub, says Z

11 Dec 20 - A major shareholder in New Zealand’s only oil refinery says it should be converted to producing renewable fuels.


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11 Dec 20 - The Government is expected to update Southland today on talks to stop – or at least delay – the closing of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter.

Global 'elite' need to slash high-carbon lifestyles

11 Dec 20 - The world's wealthiest 1 per cent account for more than twice the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50 per cent, according to the United Nations.

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10 Dec 20 - A training course on how to take part in the first Government auction of carbon credits will be held next Thursday.

Genesis says it will slash emissions

9 Dec 20 - The operator of the Huntly coal-and-gas-fired power station says it will cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

Z tells Govt how to cut transport emissions

9 Dec 20 - Z Energy is sticking with its dream of selling low-emissions biodiesel, albeit with an Australian product because its own production plant has been mothballed.

SYNLAIT: Food giants ready to pay for sustainable products

9 Dec 20 - New Zealand dairy producers and food processors have a great opportunity to benefit from recent emission-reduction pledges by global brands, Synlait Milk said.

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9 Dec 20 - Today is the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change – an event being marked by the group Parents for Climate Aotearoa (formerly Millions of Mothers) with a lunchtime toy picnic at...

TEN YEARS AGO ...

9 Dec 20 - Ten years ago, State-owned coal miner Solid Energy was promising it would take responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed lignite mine in Southland.

Japan's emissions at record low

9 Dec 20 - Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.7 per cent to a record low in the 2019 financial year that ended March 2020, government figures showed on Tuesday, thanks to growing use of renewable energy...

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8 Dec 20 - Greater Wellington Regional Council’s climate committee meets today.

Biogas plans from livestock called greenwashing by environmentalists

8 Dec 20 - Corporate pork and dairy producers are producing biogas to reduce methane emissions. But the actual climate benefits are unclear, and often overstated.

Cutting emissions and making fertiliser from beer-and-chip waste

8 Dec 20 - The much-loved combination of beer and chips is being harnessed to tackle climate change.


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