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Future of Big Industry uncertain, warns minister

Monday - The future of the Marsden Point oil refinery, the Glenbrook steel mill and large-scale wood processing are all at risk as New Zealand decarbonises, infrastructure and regional development minister Shane Jones is warning.

Greens put pressure on coal-fired boilers

Monday - The Green Party wants coal-fired industrial boilers outlawed within five years.

We'll need more building wood, say growers

Phil Taylor

7 Jul 20 - A push to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector will inevitably lead to more wood in buildings, forest owners say.

Livestock under pressure for nitrogen pollution

7 Jul 20 - The livestock sector is being singled out in new research for hugely increasing global nitrogen pollution.

Ministers advance with shovels at the ready

Shane Jones

1 Jul 20 - Infrastructure minister Shane Jones says New Zealand should be focusing its climate-change action on preparing for the impacts of a warming climate.

Parker whips home third leg of climate trifecta

26 Jun 20 - The third leg of the Government’s climate change legislation trifecta came home this week.

Make climate-risk a must, urges Carr

Dr Rodd Carr

24 Jun 20 - The Climate Change Commission has again told the Government that assessing the climate impact of projects should be mandatory under a new fast-track consenting process.


Lobby group has work for $2b from ETS

22 Jun 20 - A powerful public-private lobby group – including the head of the Ministry for the Environment – wants money generated by the Emissions Trading Scheme put into a $2 billion fund to help companies to...

Green investment fund spreads its wings

19 Jun 20 - By GAVIN EVANS | New funding deals New Zealand Green Investment Finance is working up will show a variety of low-carbon benefits from a range of sectors, chief executive Craig Weise says.

Hands off our footprint, says Fonterra

Carolyn Mortland

18 Jun 20 - A report on the global dairy industry hugely overstates Fonterra’s carbon footprint, the New Zealand co-operative says.

We name this vessel ...

18 Jun 20 - New Zealand has its own version of Boaty McBoatface – Sparky the tugboat.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

18 Jun 20 - The Environment Committee today discusses annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (known as the Marpol Convention).

Parliament does major job on ETS

17 Jun 20 - Parliament has passed major changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme, bringing agricultural emissions into the scheme and, for the first time, setting a cap on emissions.

New consent panels to OK fast-track jobs

17 Jun 20 - The Climate Change Commission will be consulted about projects being fast-tracked through resource consent as part of the covic-19 pandemic economic recovery.

Big Oil all talk about revolution, says report

16 Jun 20 - Fossil-fuel companies might be talking about an energy revolution, but their financial projections show they are largely ignoring it, a new report reveals.

Engineers make syngas out of cement-waste

11 Jun 20 - Chemical engineers have found a new way to turn carbon dioxide emissions from cement-making and other industrial processes into useful products like fuel and plastics.

Tough new water laws put heat on farmers

28 May 20 - Dairy farmers will have to disclose how much synthetic nitrogen fertiliser they are putting on their land under new rules expected to clean up waterways and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change keeps sustainability staff busy

28 May 20 - Climate change is the top priority for sustainability professionals working in New Zealand, new research shows.

Recyclable bricks and concrete the way of the future

Associate Professor Justin Chalker

26 May 20 - Bricks, concrete and other construction materials could one day be made from recycled PVC, waste plant-fibre or sand, thanks to a remarkable new kind of rubber polymer.


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