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Watchdog wants answers to solar questions

Friday - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is investigating whether the uptake of solar panels really will cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gases.

Love thy neighbour and feel the power

Friday - A new peer-to-peer solar power platform could see people buying electricity generated by their friends and neighbours.

Genesis extends life of Huntly coal-fired plant

Thursday - New Zealand’s coal-fired power station will remain open until 2022, but Genesis Energy says it is still committed to closing it.

We need an emissions cap, says business council

Abbie Reynolds

Thursday - New Zealand needs a cap on emissions and to include all sectors in the Emissions Trading Scheme, says the Sustainable Business Council.

Labor’s climate policy puts it back in the game

Thursday - The Australian Labor Party has announced the climate policy it will take to the federal election, including a return to carbon pricing under an emissions trading scheme.

Policy sounds good to us, say investors

Emma Herd

Thursday - The Australian Labor Party’s new climate change policy has many of the elements investors are looking for, including market-based carbon pricing, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Carbon budgeting big success, says UK expert

Professor Jim Skea

Wednesday - Carbon budgeting and an independent statutory body that reports on the Government’s performance have been critical to the United Kingdom’s success in cutting greenhouse gases, says a visiting expert.

What we must change to get emissions under control

Tuesday - A cross-party forum on climate change, efficient agriculture, and using revenue from auctioned carbon credits to stimulate innovation are some of the measures necessary for New Zealand to get to...

Bennett stays on course for higher carbon price

Paula Bennett

Tuesday - Climate Change Minister Paula has again said that carbon prices need to be higher.

PARIS PACT: New Zealand's world, according to Bennett

Tuesday - On Saturday in New York, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett signed the Paris Agreement on climate change on behalf of New Zealand.

PARIS PACT: How should we compensate the poor countries?

Tuesday - Written within the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is an article on “loss and damages,” the notion of providing aid to vulnerable countries that suffer damages from climate change.

Volvo sets target of a million e-cars sold by 2025

Tuesday - Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025.

Cool building ideas for hot cities of the future

22 Apr 16 - "Another hot and humid day in Sydney tomorrow with a maximum of 32 degrees in the city and 38 in the western suburbs." How many times have we heard that on TV or radio weather reports?

NZ Bus going electric will save the capital's trolleys

21 Apr 16 - New Zealand’s largest bus company is going electric in a move that will save Wellington’s beloved trolley buses – albeit without the overhead wires.

US-Canada pact eases Arctic drilling fears

21 Apr 16 - Low oil prices have reduced pressure to exploit Arctic fossil fuels and boosted hopes that the region’s fragile environment and indigenous people may be better protected.

YES WE CAN! Business leaders to make blueprint for our low-carbon future

Brian Cox

20 Apr 16 - Some of the country’s largest businesses, lobby groups and organisations will meet in Wellington next month to draw up a blueprint for making New Zealand into a low-carbon economy.

Business backs stronger line on climate

Abbie Reynolds

20 Apr 16 - Business leaders say they hope this week’s signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change by New Zealand signals a stronger line on climate change action – with New Zealand reaching net-zero...

Z Energy's biodiesel plant strikes gold

20 Apr 16 - Z Energy’s $26 million dollar biodiesel plant has earned it gold membership of the Bioenergy Association.

Nuclear costs are travelling in uncharted territory

20 Apr 16 - As some governments press on with new nuclear installations to address climate change, a multi-billion dollar industry will be needed to make safe old power plants and their hazardous waste.

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