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Our cities in the 30-year climate firing line

Wednesday - New Zealanders are among the billions of city dwellers who will be hit by the impacts of climate change within three decades, a new report shows.

OPINION: If energy grew on trees

Wednesday - By JONATHAN McKEOWN | It is always refreshing when structures and processes work as they were designed to. Itís an absolute triumph when it involves the public sector, an industry body and business.

Key report dangerously misleading, say Wise men

15 Jun 18 - A document likely to underpin the Governmentís plans to decarbonise the economy is being called dangerously misleading.

Trust ticks off benefits of higher carbon prices

14 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of $50 to $350 a tonne by 2020 will drive investments in low-emissions development of Maori land, creating jobs and alleviating poverty along the way, the Government is being told.

Shaw invites Nats to work on Zero Carbon Act

James Shaw

12 Jun 18 - Climate minister James Shaw has invited the National Party to help him to draft the Zero Carbon Act.

At last, we get to see proposed ETS forestry rules

11 Jun 18 - The Government has finally released some of its proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Schemeís forestry rules Ė but the sector wonít see the rest until the end of the year.

Parker to talk hydrogen energy in Japan

David Parker

11 Jun 18 - Developing a sustainable hydrogen energy industry will be on the agenda for talks between New Zealand and Japan this week.


ICCC to probe impact of oil and gas exploration

6 Jun 18 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will investigate the impact of further oil and gas exploration on New Zealandís emissions reduction targets.

Northland iwi kicks off Billion Trees planting

31 May 18 - The first deal has been done under the Governmentís Billion Trees programme.

Let's be clear - the future excludes fossil fuels

28 May 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Debate about the future of oil prospecting in New Zealand is ignoring one very important point - the world is facing an emissions crisis, and the future does not include...

Wood fuel benefits beg for attention, say backers

23 May 18 - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions could be cut by more 640,000 tonnes a year by burning wood instead of coal in boilers in the Otago region alone.

Tax system must go green, says enviro group

17 May 18 - Another organisation is telling the Government to shift the tax burden from the production of private wealth to the consumption of public wealth, aka the environment.

Government pumps $15m into new forest service

11 May 18 - The Government will set aside an extra $15 million in next weekís Budget to boost the capacity of the new forestry fervice.

We're still talking electric locos, says minister

10 May 18 - KiwiRail says the new government hasnít told it to reverse plans to replace electric locomotives on the Main Trunk Line with diesel engines.

Get ready for longer droughts, warn scientists

10 May 18 - New Zealandís land-based primary industries need to get ready for more serious crop diseases as climate change causes longer droughts, warns new research.

One way or another, oil industry got the message

4 May 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Did the Government consult the oil industry before announcing there would be no new licences granted for oil and gas exploration?

Prod Com off course, says carbon tech company

1 May 18 - The Productivity Commission is badly under-estimating the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the steel and iron industries, says a New Zealand company with technology to do just that.

Industrial emissions can be cut - but it's not easy

30 Apr 18 - Soaring emissions from the industrial sector can be cut through improved efficiency and using lower-emissions fuels, but thereís no easy fix, the Productivity Commission says.

OPINION: Ministers have gone deaf

Brian Cox

30 Apr 18 - The Productivity Commission might be talking about big things from the energy sector, but the Government doesnít seem to want to know, says Bioenergy Association chief executive BRIAN COX.


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