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NZ will join aviation emissions agreement

Friday - New Zealand will join an international market-based system to reduce aviation emissions, the Government has just announced.

NZ mulls over stand on aviation emissions

Thursday - New Zealand is considering its position on international plans to reduce the aviation industry’s impact on the climate.

Emissions targets need all-electric cars

Thursday - A new study says that achieving limits on temperature rise agreed at last year’s Paris climate conference will require a massive switch to zero emissions electric-powered vehicles, coupled with the development of a completely decarbonised power sector.

Study sees carbon price reaching $60 by 2030

Wednesday - Carbon could be $60 a tonne by 2030, boosting renewables and fuelling a drive toward energy efficiency, a new report shows.

Native American pipeline resistance is about climate justice

Wednesday - Over the past months, hundreds of indigenous persons and their allies have gathered near the crossing of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers in the ancestral territories of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Minister admits Government can't afford e-cars

Simon Bridges

Tuesday - Government departments are so cash-strapped they can’t afford to buy electric vehicles, the transport minister says.

DUNNE DEAL | United Future offers cash for e-cars

Peter Dunne

19 Sep 16 - One of the Government’s support parties is promising to do what Treasury advised and what the Government has refused to do – offer cash to anyone buying electric vehicles.

New stations blossom in e-drive week

19 Sep 16 - International Drive Electric Week last week saw new electric vehicle charging stations opened in Nelson, Thames Wellington and Auckland.

RAIL v ROAD: Trains still come out in front

16 Sep 16 - Rail will continue to out-perform road transport when it comes to climate change, regardless of whether it’s using electric trains or not, KiwiRail says.

Minister way off mark on EVs, says transport expert

15 Sep 16 - Government suggestions that improved fuel efficiency will get New Zealand’s transport emissions under control are nonsense, an expert says.

Gas pipelines run over EU energy policy

15 Sep 16 - Civil society campaigners have accused the European Union of pouring unprecedented amounts of state aid into a huge energy project that runs counter to its own climate change objectives.

RUC exemption could save thousands for truckers

12 Sep 16 - Truck and bus operators could save thousands of dollars a year under road-user charge exemptions now before the Government.

New EV exemption won't work, says Treasury

Simon Bridges

9 Sep 16 - The Government is extending an exemption from road user charges for light electric vehicles – despite being told by Treasury that the move won’t get more people into electric cars.

Paris pact signing could be only weeks away

6 Sep 16 - New Zealand is likely to ratify the Paris Agreement in the next couple of months, the Government says.

Cook Islands quietly does the climate business

5 Sep 16 - Three countries have just ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change – China, the United States and the Cook Islands.

Businesses line up for sustainability award

2 Sep 16 - The finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Network awards have been announced.

Paris Agreement could lock in warming for centuries

26 Aug 16 - The world has warmed about a degree since the Industrial Revolution, and on our current emissions trajectory we will likely breach these limits within decades.

DE-GROWTH D-DAY: Why we must shrink the economy

25 Aug 16 - What is so refreshing about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is that they recognise the inherent tension between economic development and the ecology of our planet. Or so it seems.

RANGE ANXIETY: Today’s e-cars right on the button

25 Aug 16 - Electrifying transportation is one of the most promising ways to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, but so-called range anxiety – concern about being stranded with an uncharged...

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