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Not so much coal about ... but we're burning more

Friday - New Zealandís coal consumption is climbing.

Welcome to the sustainability revolution

20 Jun 17 - The winners of an annual worldwide competition to spread clean energy have been urged to see it as a sustainability revolution.

OPINION: Adaption versus mitigation

20 Jun 17 - Adaptation is about survival. Mitigation is about finding and implementing solutions to prevent the need to go into survival mode, says DR ANN SMITH chief executive of Enviro-Mark Solutions

What biofutures need is America's Cup energy

Brian Cox

13 Jun 17 - New Zealand could have a thriving biofutures industry, producing clean products from waste and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, if it put as much effort into addressing climate change as it puts into the Americaís Cup yacht race, says the Bioenergy Association.

There's no way we can plant our way out of trouble

30 May 17 - Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Food industry is cooking the planet

29 May 17 - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

BUDGET: No boost for tree-planting

26 May 17 - The Governmentís Budget will not get landowners planting trees on the scale needed to meet New Zealandís Paris Agreement commitments, forest owners say.


BUDGET BONUS: New money for emissions cuts

Paula Bennett

25 May 17 - The Government is putting $4 million into figuring out how New Zealand can cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Wood waste company wins $359,000 grant

23 May 17 - A company turning wood waste into products like mulch and animal bedding has won a Government grant to help it to process bigger volumes.

Wood energy project start less than spectacular

12 May 17 - The Wood Energy South energy efficiency programme has prevented just 530 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released, Parliament has heard.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Ownersí Association.

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

9 May 17 - Planting forests to clean up waterways could cut New Zealandís net greenhouse gas emissions from land use by 80 per cent.

Government acts on decarbonising the economy

3 May 17 - The Productivity Commission is to investigate the cost of decarbonising New Zealandís economy.

Deep in the forest, there are trees giving off methane

28 Apr 17 - Scientists have long been aware of a forestís ability to absorb carbon, but a new US study has discovered trees that emit methane.

Deadline looms for forest planting grants

27 Apr 17 - Applications for the latest round of the Governmentís Afforestation Grants Scheme close tomorrow.

Native forests have potential to earn millions

26 Apr 17 - Landowners with 10,000 hectares of native forest could earn $1.5 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Scientist seeks capital backing for adaptation projects

Sean Weaver

19 Apr 17 - Ekos founder Dr Sean Weaver is working on a new project Ė a non-market mechanism to raise private capital to fund climate-change adaptation projects in developing countries.

COOL IDEA: Forests offer way to ease climate fears

11 Apr 17 - European and US scientists have worked out how the Northern hemisphere keeps cool − so be grateful for the trees, and especially for the forests.


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