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Dr Adrian Macey

Foreign credits bad call, warns ex-climate envoy

Monday - Spending up to $20 billion on buying foreign carbon credits will be a “severe imposition” on the economy and will delay New Zealand’s decarbonisation, warns our former climate ambassador.

FIRE FACT: Heat goes on the East Coast

10 Oct 17 - A large swathe of the East Coast will be at risk of fire for at least half of the year by the end of the century, a conference in Auckland has heard.

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.

E-vehicles could lead to more use of fossil fuels

2 Oct 17 - New Zealand will have to use fossil fuel-generated electricity to charge electric cars if it’s not careful, Canterbury electricity distribution company Orion is warning.

Z Energy backs car-sharing company

29 Sep 17 - Z Energy is investing in the carbon-positive car-sharing company Mevo.


E-vehicle policy lacking, say transport officials

28 Sep 17 - A second government department has said New Zealand’s current electric vehicle policy won’t get people out of fossil fuel-driven cars.

Carbon credits key to finding project capital

Bruc Scott

27 Sep 17 - Issuing carbon credits for schemes that cut greenhouse gas emissions could tip the balance in favour of projects like public transport, a consultant says.

United Future backs emissions trading

18 Sep 17 - United Future’s new leader says he supports the Emissions Trading Scheme, the Zero Carbon Act and wants New Zealand to be carbon netural by 2050.

PALMER PRESCRIPTION: Climate needs constitution

12 Sep 17 - If Sir Geoffrey Palmer had had his way, New Zealand would have already cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent.

Coalition candidates want to rid us of ETS

Jacinda Ardern

11 Sep 17 - Two of the parties that could be involved in any centre-left coalition after the election want to scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme.

FUEL FACT: We're burning more oil than ever

8 Sep 17 - New Zealand is burning more oil than ever, despite pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

CLIMATE CASE: National happy the way things are

6 Sep 17 - National is taking a business-as-usual approach to climate policy, warning that Labour and the Greens would go too far if they got into government.

BLACK-OUT: What was ministry advice on Kiwirail?

1 Sep 17 - Heavily redacted documents give little clue what advice the Ministry for the Environment gave the Government on the scrapping of KiwiRail's electric engines.

Business body names sustainability award finalists

31 Aug 17 - Finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Network awards have just been announced.

What the parties say about climate change

29 Aug 17 - Three-and-a-bit weeks out from the general election, what do we know about the parties’ approach to climate change?

EDITORIAL: Honestly, it just doesn't make sense

25 Aug 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | A plan to lift the speed limit on some roads to 110 kilometres an hour is the latest example of New Zealand’s lack of joined-up thinking on climate change.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS 2: Renewable energy.

25 Aug 17 - What will the political parties vying to run our country do about renewable energy?


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