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Toyota urges NZ to get out of big-emitting cars

10 Oct 17 - New Zealanders are buying bigger cars, damaging the country’s chances of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, say Toyota New Zealand chief Alistair Davis.

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.

Emissions group to probe lack of carbon cap

10 Aug 17 - New Zealand’s lack of a carbon cap is one of the issues on the table for the Productivity Commission.

Nuclear revival looks set to falter

7 Aug 17 - Hopes of a nuclear revival to combat climate change have been dashed as another prestige project runs into trouble.

Political uncertainty the enemy of carbon markets

4 Jul 17 - Lack of political certainty is damaging the effectiveness of carbon markets, says new research.

Humans better at rapid change than we think

4 May 17 - A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change.


Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?

20 Feb 17 - President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing US greenhouse gas emissions.

Linking carbon market would be a clever move

1 Feb 17 - New Zealand could cut the cost of meeting its international emissions reductions targets by linking its carbon market to emerging markets in Asia.

Hybrid cars join emissions reporting regime

16 Dec 16 - Hybrid cars have been brought into the voluntary greenhouse gas report regime for the first time.

Anxious oil countries look at low-carbon future

13 Dec 16 - Squeezed budgets and rising energy demand will significantly heighten the demand and use of renewable and energy efficiency technologies across the Middle East, says a new white paper.

ZERO EMISSIONS: Study will show us how to do it

Paul Sammon

9 Dec 16 - An international economist is in New Zealand preparing a report on how the country can cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

Emma Herd

6 Dec 16 - Australian investors want clear climate policy that delivers certainty – and access to international carbon markets, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Trump can't stop rising use of fossil fuels

Pete Kiernan

30 Nov 16 - Climate policies will keep chipping away at fossil fuels’ role as the mainstay of global energy use, despite Donald Trump’s appointment as United States president in 2017, according to a new report...

World needs major emissions cuts by 2020, says report

17 Nov 16 - All key sectors– including commercial agriculture – must have major emissions cuts under way by 2020 if the world is to keep global warming within the Paris Agreement’s 1.5deg limit, a new report...

Government prepares for 2030 carbon price of $152

8 Nov 16 - The Government is pricing carbon into its forward projections at up to $152 a tonne in 2030.

How companies get smart about climate change

15 Sep 16 - The Paris Agreement not only signalled social change but also sent the market a strong signal to move away from carbon-intensive investment.

Modified wood aims to save forests from the axe

15 Sep 16 - A hardwood substitute has been developed to effectively end the need to log native forests.

DIRTY DOZEN: Big firms who traded in cheap units

16 Aug 16 - Some of New Zealand’s largest carbon emitters, along with forestry companies and even iwi are among the organisations that used cheap EURs to meet their liabilities under the Emissions Trading...


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