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New leaders have serious climate job to do

Thursday - Whichever political party forms a government this afternoon has a critical job preparing New Zealand for the impacts of climate change and in getting the country’s emissions under control.

NZ goes for 'triple win' at Bonn climate talks

Wednesday - New Zealand will push a “triple win” for agriculture at international climate talks in Bonn next month.

NZ fires first COP23 shots in Fiji today

Tuesday - Acting climate minister Paula Bennett will deliver New Zealand’s opening statement at the pre-COP climate talks in Fiji today.

Foreign credits bad call, warns ex-climate envoy

Dr Adrian Macey

Monday - Spending up to $20 billion on buying foreign carbon credits will be a “severe imposition” on the economy and will delay New Zealand’s decarbonisation, warns our former climate ambassador.

Is your Auckland rooftop suitable for solar?

13 Oct 17 - Got a roof in Auckland? A new computer tool will help you to figure out how many solar panels will fit on it and the economics of installing the system.

MEMO MPs: The country needs a climate commission

12 Oct 17 - Politicians negotiating to form a new government have again been told that action on climate change is a priority for business and society.

Why National should lead on climate commission

Lord Deben

11 Oct 17 - The National Party should support a climate commission, says a former Conservative British Cabinet minister.


FIRE FACT: Heat goes on the East Coast

10 Oct 17 - A large swathe of the East Coast will be at risk of fire for at least half of the year by the end of the century, a conference in Auckland has heard.

NZ cuts climate aid to Pacific, says report

6 Oct 17 - New Zealand is being accused of cutting climate finance to the Pacific.

Brisbane aims to be centre for aviation biofuel

6 Oct 17 - Brisbane is set to become a hub for sustainable aviation fuel under an agreement between Virgin Australia and United States-based biofuel producer Gevo.

Why we need a carbon price of $100 ... or more

5 Oct 17 - Carbon prices of $100 a tonne - and possibly as high as $225 – are being foreshadowed in a new report.

WATCHDOG WARNS: Act now or face 'great risk'

5 Oct 17 - New Zealand will be stuck with high-emitting technologies if it doesn’t move to cut emissions soon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning.

Powerco changes name and abandons fossil fuels

4 Oct 17 - Denmark's DONG Energy has fully abandoned power generation from oil and gas, and is changing its name to Ørsted to pledge its commitment to clean energy technologies.

Morocco to invest millions in solar projects

4 Oct 17 - Morocco is getting ready to launch a €200 million ($NZ326m) programme to spark investment in solar power projects in the agricultural sector by 2021.

US eyes help for struggling coal and nuclear plants

3 Oct 17 - US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has taken sweeping steps to buttress a pair of financially strapped nuclear plants under construction and to redefine how coal and nuclear plants are compensated for...

E-vehicles could lead to more use of fossil fuels

2 Oct 17 - New Zealand will have to use fossil fuel-generated electricity to charge electric cars if it’s not careful, Canterbury electricity distribution company Orion is warning.

Z Energy backs car-sharing company

29 Sep 17 - Z Energy is investing in the carbon-positive car-sharing company Mevo.

Carbon credits key to finding project capital

Bruc Scott

27 Sep 17 - Issuing carbon credits for schemes that cut greenhouse gas emissions could tip the balance in favour of projects like public transport, a consultant says.

Getting energy from water evaporation is not just hot air

27 Sep 17 - Harvesting power from naturally evaporating water could become a new form of renewable energy, according to an American study.


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