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Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland.

If everyone lived in an ecovillage, the Earth would still be in trouble

Monday - We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us.

Australia can halve emissions by 2030, says new analysis

Monday - Australia can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, according to analysis by ClimateWorks.

How Rwanda’s clinics have gone off-grid and on to renewable energy

Rwanda faces energy isues and renewable energy in rural parts of the country is vital for healthcare.

Monday - Rwanda is located in the poorest region in the world, sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, it is making advances with off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural areas that could be a model for similar economies.

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if jet fuel could be grown sustainably?

15 Jun 15 - The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011 aviation contributed around 3% of Australia’s emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005.

Group aims to improve transport systems

Bicycle-taxi in the streets of Amsterdam.

15 Jun 15 - A high-level United Nations advisory group has agreed to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more efficient and sustainable transport systems.

Leadership is what we need, say scientists

8 Jun 15 - New Zealand lacks the leadership to achieve the 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions it needs to make by 2030, the country’s top scientists are warning.

Drop free carbon credits, says environment chief

Dr Jan Wright ... economic opportunites.

8 Jun 15 - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment wants the Government to stop giving free carbon credits to high-intensity trade-exposed emitters, who, she says, could still be paying for just 5 per cent of their emissions by 2050.


Climate targets not a cost, says bioenergy bloc

8 Jun 15 - The Government should see its climate change targets as an opportunity for New Zealand business and the economy, not a cost, the BioEnergy Association says.

Wait and pay: action on climate change is cheap, delay is costly

Australia risks becoming a ‘fossilised’ economy unless it takes action on climate change without delay.

2 Jun 15 - A plethora of economic studies on the costs of climate action share a common message: action on climate change is cheap, and delaying it will be costly.

OPINION: New Zealand should be using its abundant renewable electricity generation capacity to power its transport fleet, argues BOB BINGHAM:

Bob Bingham ... we are very vulnerable.

25 May 15 - Oil is a fantastic high energy and very portable fuel and currently it’s very cheap In fact, it has almost always been cheap and plentiful and we have built a good life with it. So what’s the...

Storm shows we haven't got the message, say weather experts

18 May 15 - Reaction to last week’s Wellington floods shows that New Zealanders are not prepared for the impacts of climate change, scientists say.

Canadian city wants to be the world's greenest

A touch of green enhances the Vancouver skyline

18 May 15 - Canada has been dubbed an international disgrace for its climate change policies, but now one of its major cities is aiming to be the greenest in the world by 2020.

No green shoots for sustainability in this Budget

18 May 15 - Last week’s Australian Budget is very disappointing in the broad area of environmental protection.

We've got the chance to turn green into gold

11 May 15 - New Zealand could turn “green into gold” by capitalising on emerging clean technologies and showing leadership on climate change.

We’re not there yet, Garnaut tells Australia

Ross Garnaut ... questions remain.

11 May 15 - Following the repeal of the carbon tax, the Australian Government has implemented its Direct Action climate policy, centred on the A$2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund.

Teslas, in one place at least, aren’t greener than diesels

Tesla Model S ... mean, and green?

4 May 15 - By NIRAJ LAL.- The Tesla in front of me was shiny, sleek and silent, but my daydreams were interrupted with a question: does a Tesla charged by Australian electricity emit less CO2 per kilometre...

NZ emissions figures worse than average, says report

28 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions trend from energy is worse than the OECD average, a new report says.

We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

13 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with an annual carbon hangover edging into the billions of dollars.

Investors chip in as renewables rise toward record level

13 Apr 15 - Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce fossil fuel emissions and contain climate change, but the smart money could nevertheless be going into renewable...


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