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NZ First backs iwi $600m carbon claim

Monday - New Zealand First supports an iwi leaders’ bid to raise carbon prices.

We're going off grid ... surely but slowly

Monday - New Zealanders might be slow at adopting alternative electricity generation, but it does threaten the existing centralised model, a new report says.

Policy wobbles could slow renewable energy growth

Monday - Power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly last year, reaching almost 22 per cent of global generation, says the International Energy Agency.

Worldwide, public shows its support for renewables

Monday - Public support for renewable energies across the world continues to grow, particularly in more advanced economies − with solar power being especially popular.

Business gleans ideas at small islands forum

Monday - Small island states offer opportunities for genuine and sustainable business partnerships, according to executives and officials at United Nations private sector forum in Samoa.

Australian transport stuck in the energy queue

Monday - Australia has scored poorly in the energy efficiency of its land transport, and is well behind other major economies, a recent international scorecard has revealed.

Water levels rank with soccer scores in drying Brazil

Monday - Outside the semi-arid area of the north-east, Brazilians have never had to worry about conserving water. Year in, year out, the summer has always brought rain.


The fact is we're making the emissions problem worse

Monday - Challenging news for those climate campaigners who believe that renewable sources of energy are on the increase: they may be, but so are carbon dioxide emissions.

Aviation a microcosm of the emissions problem

Monday - No matter what the aviation industry does to reduce emissions, it will be outweighed by growth in air travel, according to a new analysis.

Scientists claim fertiliser breakthrough

Monday - Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilisers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy.

Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

25 Aug 14 - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labour’s climate change policy, released yesterday.

Sustainability council pushes puchasing power

Penny Nelson ... leading from the front.

25 Aug 14 - Some of New Zealand’s biggest companies are working out how they can use their purchasing power to drive the new economy.

COMMENT: Jeepers, John, you forgot the environment

John Key ... nothing doing.

25 Aug 14 - Prime Minister John Key launched National’s election campaign yesterday without mentioning the environment.

Watchdog rules ‘clean coal’ advertisement misleading

25 Aug 14 - Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled that an advertisement for “clean coal” by the world’s largest private sector coal firm, Peabody Energy, was misleading and should not be published again in...

G20 energy brains talk business in Brisbane

25 Aug 14 - This week Brisbane hosts the final meeting of the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group before the main G20 summit in November, when government officials and energy experts from 20 of the most...

Media clashes raise questions of news bias

25 Aug 14 - It’s tempting to view The Australian’s latest broadside at the ABC as just another salvo fired between the nation’s two biggest media organisations.

European carbon prices look set to rise

25 Aug 14 - An international energy market watcher is predicting price rises in European carbon.

Economy changes fuel Spain's fire dangers

25 Aug 14 - Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation.

High-altitude winds could help to power the Earth

18 Aug 14 - Researchers have discovered that the world’s energy needs could easily be met by harnessing the power potential of high-altitude winds.


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