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Are electric aircraft the future or just wishful thinking?

Today 10:00am - The future of aviation is dependent on finding an alternative power source. Is electricity the answer?

The green-tech future is a flawed vision of sustainability

Today 10:00am - What does your vision of a sustainable future look like? Some people imagine a scenario whereby technology solves the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Support for new energy vital for growth

Today 10:00am - Renewable energy support schemes such as feed-in tariffs, quota obligations, capital grants, and subsidies, will continue to be instrumental in promoting Europe’s renewable energy industry growth by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

The quest to find sanitation solutions for Africa

24 Aug 15 - In a bid to get closer to the Millennium Development Goal of halving the 2.5 billion people without sanitation access, innovative solutions are being tested across the globe.

It's time for packaging that cares about the future

17 Aug 15 - Our Daily Waste founder Dr SHARON McIVER on why how smart businesses are future-proofing by getting rid of plastic packaging now.

Contact to close gas-fired Auckland plant

17 Aug 15 - The 400MW Otahuhu B gas-fired power station will close from the end of next month.

Frustrated Sydney gets climate act together

Sydney ... the heat is on.

17 Aug 15 - Sydney is acting to protect itself against heat waves, floods, storms and energy shortages as a result of climate change.


Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

17 Aug 15 - Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation.

Why promoting green ways in Africa might be bad

17 Aug 15 - Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognised to be holding back Africa’s development and lowering the quality of life of its citizens.

Why coal commitment will cost Fonterra dearly

Protesters give Fonterra a message.

10 Aug 15 - Fonterra’s determination to keep using coal is exposing it to future high carbon costs, an international energy expert is warning.

Here’s how we can save the car – and the planet

10 Aug 15 - Passenger cars are still the most popular transportation mode. In 2014, nearly 68m were produced globally.

‘Peak car’ means UK might get much closer to carbon targets than it realised

10 Aug 15 - Cars are one of the biggest threats to the planet. The transport sector accounts for more than 60% of global oil consumption and about a quarter of energy-related carbon emissions, and it’s seen as...

Arctic’s melting ice shrinks Europe-Asia shipping routes

Ports such as Pevek on the East Siberian Sea can expect to get busier as the northern sea route becomes increasingly ice-free.

10 Aug 15 - The disappearing Arctic ice cap will boost trade between north-west Europe and countries such as China, Japan and South Korea by making the sea routes far shorter, according to economic analysts.

Australia's worst emitters look like dodging the bullet

3 Aug 15 - None of Australia’s 20 largest emitting facilities is expected to be accountable for emissions, despite almost all being forecast to grow emissions over the next 10 years.

Treasury maps out our path to a low-carbon enconomy

27 Jul 15 - A strong carbon price, better urban planning, a climate commission and systematic assessment of how government policies affect climate change would help New Zealand’s transition to a low-carbon...

Climate change brings ill winds for airline industry

20 Jul 15 - Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability are costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time − and increasing CO2emissions.

Heat goes on to find out what’s happening at the poles

20 Jul 15 - Nations have agreed to an international action plan to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in polar regions, the United Nations says.

How the country can save $37 million a year ... use KiwiRail

Professor Ralph Sims ... poor decision making.

13 Jul 15 - Treasury’s advice that the Government should stop propping up KiwiRail because it is too expensive fails to take into account the carbon cost of transporting freight by rail.

Businesses put brakes on climate action, says study

13 Jul 15 - Fewer businesses are taking action on greenhouse gases than two years ago, Waikato University’s latest sustainability report shows.


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