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Super fund goes 40% low-carbon

Wednesday - Forty per cent of the New Zealand Super Fund is now low-carbon.

Government changes mind and pushes for e-cars

Monday - The Government is promising to make a third of its car fleet electric by 2021 – despite saying last year that cash-strapped government departments couldn’t afford to replace petrol cars, let alone buy more expensive electric cars.

Nature deserves legal rights, say Greens

10 Aug 17 - A Green government would give nature legal recognition.

Emissions group might branch into ETS

9 Aug 17 - The Productivity Commission could recommend changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

MORGAN MESSAGE: Use ETS profits to fix rental homes

7 Aug 17 - Profits from a rejigged Emissions Trading Scheme would be used to insulate and improve heating in rental housing under a Gareth Morgan-influenced government.

Nuclear revival looks set to falter

7 Aug 17 - Hopes of a nuclear revival to combat climate change have been dashed as another prestige project runs into trouble.

More investors will spurn fossil fuels

2 Aug 17 - Oil and gas shares offer diminishing returns, and more investors will spurn fossil fuels, though finding a new home for their money is not easy.


THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, we’ve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy – and it’s Winston Peters.

To be sure, Ireland's long on words and short on action

28 Jul 17 - There’s no shortage of good intentions in Ireland’s climate plan, but they are too vague to cut emissions significantly.

Mayors demand English acts on climate change

25 Jul 17 - New Zealand’s mayors want a national emissions reduction plan and a stocktake of the likely cost to the country of climate change – something Prime Minister Bill English has steadfastly rejected.

Bunker down, El Nino summers will get worse

25 Jul 17 - Climate change will mean more extreme El Nińo summers – the weather pattern that causes droughts in the east of New Zealand and storms in the west.

Environment officials quiet on new coal mines

24 Jul 17 - The Ministry for the Environment has given the Government no advice on the climate implications of developing 13 new coal mines.

World’s young face $535 trillion bill for climate

20 Jul 17 - The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology.

Free footy tickets lure oil workers to renewables

19 Jul 17 - Redundant North Sea energy workers are being offered free football tickets to build revolutionary new electricity storage systems.

Greens put case for billion-dollar growth fund

17 Jul 17 - A billion-dollar Green Infrastructure Fund and New Zealand at net-zero emissions by 2050 will be priorities for the Green Party in government.

Ministers eye ways to beat mines planning rules

12 Jul 17 - The Government has been looking at approving new coal mines by creating special economic zones bypassing usual planning rules, Forest & Bird says.

E-cars selling, but not enough to make a difference

11 Jul 17 - New Zealanders are buying electric vehicles in “record” numbers, but they are not making a dent in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

EMA boots climate change off priority list

Kim Campbell

10 Jul 17 - Climate change policy is not a priority for the Employers and Manufacturers’ Association in this election.

G20 fossil fuel investment threatens Paris targets

5 Jul 17 - G20 countries have stepped up green finance, but their investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the “well below 2 degree” warming limits set in the Paris Agreement will be missed by a wide...


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