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Government launches review of ETS

Tuesday - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is under way.

Poor nation earns rich praise for emissions target

Monday - Analysts say the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s poorest countries, has more credible plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from forestry than several more developed states.

How we see ourselves in the year 2100

Monday - Most books report on what has already happened. John O’Brien has written one that describes the future.

Get the waka back on course, says Maori expert

Chris Karamea Insley

9 Nov 15 - Environmental protection, hard-hitting policies on climate change, and a carbon price floor should all be part of a drive to rebuild the economy, a Maori economic development consultant says.

Plantation boom broken, so let’s go carbon farming

A treasure trove for carbon farmers

2 Nov 15 - In the rolling hills of Victoria’s Strzelecki Ranges, among paddocks of pasture and potatoes, stands a simple steel monument to the world’s tallest tree.

Groser confirms emissions backlash fear

27 Oct 15 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser has confirmed that it was fear of an international backlash that stopped the Government splitting agricultural emissions from other emissions in New Zealand’s post-2020 emissions reduction target, despite strong pressure from Treasury.

Quality emissions key to airline offsets

27 Oct 15 - International aviation could meet climate commitments using only high-quality emission reductions, a new report shows.

Papers suggest what's on the table at ETS review

19 Oct 15 - Agricultural emissions, the one-for-two surrender subsidy, and the $25 price cap are likely to be on the table in the Emissions Trading Scheme review this year, according to confidential Government...

Fonterra becomes second-largest user of coal

19 Oct 15 - Fonterra is now the second-largest user of coal in New Zealand, behind the New Zealand Steel plant at Glenbrook, says anti-coal campaign group Coal Action Network.

TPP has good news for environment

Nick Smith ... obligations

19 Oct 15 - Certification that goods are sustainably produced will become more common under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Environment Minister Nick Smith has told Parliament.

France has a soil plan – and it’s not just about wine

Nature’s own carbon capture and storage. Matthias Ripp

12 Oct 15 - French wine lovers have always taken their soil very seriously. But now the country’s government has introduced fresh reasons for the rest of the world to pay attention to their terroir.

Biofuel, e-cars and trees are the way we must go

Reva electric car.

5 Oct 15 - New Zealand needs to embrace biofuels, electric vehicles and energy forests, and get rid of coal and gas-fired industrial processes if it wants to meet its 2050 emissions reduction commitment,...

Our farming economics are flawed, says economist

Peter Fraser

28 Sep 15 - Agricultural emissions can be cut without affecting profitability, according to a former Treasury and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry economist.

Forests move centre stage in India’s climate plan

28 Sep 15 - India, the world’s third-largest polluter, is planning to balance development with environment protection as it tackles climate change.

Backlash fear stopped move on agriculture emissions


21 Sep 15 - New Zealand came close to splitting agriculture off from its post-2020 emissions reduction target in a bid to save money, but dropped the idea amid fears of an international backlash.

The global warming slowdown is an illusion

Candles wilt on Melbourne’s hottest recorded day, in 2009 (46.4°) ... 2014 was the hottest year recorded globally

21 Sep 15 - Researchers say the world is continuing to warm, and evidence shows claims of a slowdown are unequivocally illusory.

Climate change efforts are hurting Africa’s rural poor

21 Sep 15 - In recent years there has been significant movement toward land acquisition in developing countries to establish forestry plantations for offsetting carbon pollution elsewhere in the. This is often...

Does bioenergy have a green energy future in the US?

An ethanol plant in Iowa: energy from plant residue, apart from corn kernels, can be used to create heat and steam to run refineries.

21 Sep 15 - Bio-derived sources of energy – wood, grass, dung and alcohol – have a rich history, yet have failed to command the “buzz” of solar, wind or even geothermal in public discussions regarding renewable...

Tim Flannery gives us hope ... and we're giving away a of copy of his new book

14 Sep 15 - Tim Flannery says he's more hopeful now than he has been in years, thanks to the carbon-storing potential of technologies being developed by businesses all over the world.

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