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TEN YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago Kiwi technology company LanzaTech was signing a deal Korean company Posco to turn climate-damaging flue gases into ethanol.

Councils debating Climcom recommendations

Tuesday - Greater Wellington and Waikato regional councils’ climate change committees both meet this afternoon to consider, among other things, responses to the Climate Change Commission’s 2021 draft report.

Put a big fat price on carbon, says OECD chief

18 Feb 21 - OECD Secretary General Ángel Gurría is bowing out with a climate-rallying cry, saying action on environmental crises must be the defining focus of wealthy countries after covid.

Let's think big, Germany tells US and China

16 Feb 21 - Germany wants Europe and the United States to strengthen transatlantic ties with a trade deal to abolish industrial tariffs, a WTO reform to increase pressure on China and a joint carbon-emission trading system to protect the climate.

Genesis puts another fossil-fuel unit on standby

15 Feb 21 - Genesis Energy says it is advancing plans for more renewable electricity generation – but is also preparing to fire up an extra fossil-fuel turbine at Huntly this winter if needed.

Carbon-free future is in reach for US by 2050

12 Feb 21 - The United States − per head of population perhaps the world’s most prodigal emitter of greenhouse gases − can reverse that and have a carbon-free future within three decades, at a cost of no more than $1 per person per day.

TEN YEARS AGO...

9 Feb 21 - Ten years ago, Climate Minister Nick Smith was saying that New Zealand’s goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 showed the country was willing to do its fair share to tackle climate change.


How steel might finally kick its coal habit

5 Feb 21 - An American company is experimenting with replacing coal with electrons to produce emissions-free steel.

Countries signal greater climate ambition but ‘step change’ needed on road to Glasgow

14 Dec 20 - As 2020 comes to a close, world leaders have sent a signal of their willingness to step up their climate ambition, at a virtual event celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement.

FTSE giants fail to disclose their carbon footprint

14 Dec 20 - BP, Glencore and Rolls-Royce are among eight FTSE 100 companies who have refused to comply with investor demands to disclose their carbon dioxide emissions, as the UK government prepares to compel...

Our sustainability - ranked!

11 Dec 20 - New Zealand has again come in at 11th place overall in an international ranking of the environmental and social sustainability of countries.

Z tells Govt how to cut transport emissions

9 Dec 20 - Z Energy is sticking with its dream of selling low-emissions biodiesel, albeit with an Australian product because its own production plant has been mothballed.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

2 Dec 20 - Ten years ago, as nations gathered in Cancun for international climate talks, China was promising to “do its bit” to cut global emissions.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

27 Nov 20 - Ten years ago, South Korea said it would have carbon-capture-and-storage technology operating by 2020.

Fletcher Building cracks Asia-Pacific DJSI

26 Nov 20 - One of New Zealand’s largest emitters has made it on to the Dow Jones Asia-Pacific Sustainability Index.

Bank of England needs more powers to decarbonise economy, say experts

17 Nov 20 - Urgent reforms of the Bank of England are needed to help decarbonise the financial system and boost green investment as Britain recovers from the covid-19 pandemic, a group of leading academics has...

Russia resists tougher climate targets in dash for Arctic gas

17 Nov 20 - Russia has no plans to achieve carbon neutrality before the end of the century and is betting on Asian demand to support a huge expansion of its Arctic gas industry.

New fund helps businesses ditch coal and gas

12 Nov 20 - Businesses wanting to stop using coal and gas for heat can tap into a new $70 million fund.

UK follows NZ on compulsory carbon disclosure

11 Nov 20 - Large companies and financial institutions in the UK will have to come clean about their exposure to climate risks within five years under the terms of a tougher regime announced.


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