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Controlling deforestation will take more than words

6 Oct 14 - There was little at the recent UN Climate Summit in New York in the way of new climate policy announcements, but 27 countries did sign a new forest agreement — the New York Declaration on Forests.

Australia seems to be overlooking bioenergy

29 Sep 14 - When we think of renewable energy, it’s easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy?

How renewables can lead to prosperity and jobs

22 Sep 14 - A new handbook shows how forward-looking communities around the world are already moving away from reliance on fossil fuels and generating their own power with 100 per cent renewables − while also becoming more prosperous and creating jobs.

Solid Energy needs extension of guarantee

22 Sep 14 - Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a government guarantee to meet the $103 million future cost of returning mined land to its pre-mined condition in order to maintain positive equity in its balance sheet.

New York summit could be the turning point

16 Sep 14 - A United Nations chief dismayed at the lack of resolve toward the climate crisis; a daunting deadline for negotiating a new treaty; 125 or so heads of state; a sprawling agenda of fossil fuels, food, forestry and finance; a train of think tanks hauling gigabytes of green data; countless teach-ins, press conferences, art shows - plus tens or even hundreds of thousands of activists marching through midtown Manhattan, demanding action now.

NZ needs to be in China now, says carbon trader

8 Sep 14 - New Zealand should be knocking on China’s door now if it wants to exploit huge potential from that country’s apparent determination to put a national emissions trading scheme in place in 2016, says a leading local carbon trader.

New book exposes Malaysian logging crimes

Abdul Taib Mahmud ... timber fortune.

8 Sep 14 - An explosive new book about logging is about to rock Malaysia’s corridors of power.


Labour vows to scrap emitters' one-for-two deal

1 Sep 14 - The one-for-two deal that halves emitters’ carbon liabilities would be scrapped by a Labour government.

NZ First backs iwi $600m carbon claim

Mere Takoko ... getting smarter.

1 Sep 14 - New Zealand First supports an iwi leaders’ bid to raise carbon prices.

Forest owners welcome return of grant scheme

1 Sep 14 - Forest owners are welcoming the reinstatement of the Afforestation Grant Scheme – but say that lifting carbon prices would reverse deforestation overnight.

Foresters like look of climate commission

1 Sep 14 - Forest owners like the Labour Party's plan to set up an independent climate commission.

Sarawak’s logging roads would go round the Earth … twice

Once were jungle ... a spider-web of logging roads in the Baram River area of northern Sarawak.

1 Sep 14 - Sarawak’s logging companies, known for their unsustainable practices, have created a road network 88,111 km long in the Malaysian state’s rainforest, says a protest group.

Economy changes fuel Spain's fire dangers

25 Aug 14 - Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation.

Register holds 150 million NZUs

11 Aug 14 - More than 150 million NZUs are being held in accounts in the Emissions Units Register.

Greens have a tempting carbon tax idea

11 Aug 14 - A carbon price is still the best and fairest way to achieve emissions cuts, but as Australia and New Zealand show, it’s not easy to get it right. How could carbon pricing be improved?

Science eyes role of water in beating climate change

11 Aug 14 - Should we pick and choose our climate strategies based on how water-wise they are?

Spot NZUs at $3.95

6 Aug 14 - A very quiet day for carbon yesterday. OMFinancial reports:

Low surrender shows emitters using foreign units

4 Aug 14 - Just 0.5 per cent of the more than 45 million carbon units surrender for the 2013 emissions year were our home-grown units.

Business begins to adopt the circular economy

1 Aug 14 - The concept of the circular economy has left the realm of academic theory and entered the world of business.


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