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Friday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

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Thursday - The Government's plan to whizz some covid-19 pandemic economic recovery projects through the resource consenting processing is expected to be passed today.

Ministers advance with shovels at the ready

Shane Jones

Wednesday - Infrastructure minister Shane Jones says New Zealand should be focusing its climate-change action on preparing for the impacts of a warming climate.

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Wednesday - Parliament is sitting under urgency today.

Refinery rescue not on the agenda, says Jones

Shane Jones

Tuesday - The Government is aware of the role the Marsden Point oil refinery could play in the transition to a low-carbon economy, but buying it back is not on the agenda, the infrastructure minister says.

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Tuesday - Parliament sits today, with the Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill at number three on the order paper.

Capital's buses on fast track to electric drive

29 Jun 20 - Nearly a quarter of Wellington’s buses will be electric by 2023.


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29 Jun 20 - The Climate Change and Business Conference will go ahead this year.

Parker whips home third leg of climate trifecta

26 Jun 20 - The third leg of the Government’s climate change legislation trifecta came home this week.

Shipping needs to clean up act - and do it now

Older vessels need improving now without waiting for cleaner replacements
Photo Credit: Paulhami, Wikimedia Commons

26 Jun 20 - The shipping industry is in urgent need of a makeover: while limited attempts are being made to lessen polluting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases in the road transport and aviation...

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26 Jun 20 - The Carbon Market Institute holds a webinar today on participating in the Australian carbon market. OMFinancial’s head of commodities, Nigel Brunel, is one of the speakers.

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25 Jun 20 - Changes to the Resource Management Act requiring local councils to consider greenhouse gas emissions when granting resource consents are expected to be confirmed today.

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24 Jun 20 - The Environment Select Committee continues hearing submissions today on the Government’s plans to fast-track some of its covid-19 pandemic recovery projects through the Resource Management Act.

Denmark’s e-ferry passes sea trials in style

24 Jun 20 - The world’s largest all-electric ferry completed 10 months of trials last week, as the EU-funded project revealed that battery-powered boats will save operators money compared to their diesel...

Auckland can go big on emissions cuts

Auckland, from Bayswater.
Photo Credit: Carbon News

23 Jun 20 - Getting rid of rules about housing density and giving incentives for people to use public transport and buy electric vehicles could cut Auckland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, the...

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23 Jun 20 - Greater Wellington Regional Council’s climate committee meets today, with ways of implementing the Regional Climate Emergency Plan on the agenda.

Lobby group has work for $2b from ETS

22 Jun 20 - A powerful public-private lobby group – including the head of the Ministry for the Environment – wants money generated by the Emissions Trading Scheme put into a $2 billion fund to help companies to...

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22 Jun 20 - The Environment Select Committee meets today to discuss the Government’s covid-19 fast-tracked resource consent bill.

Green investment fund spreads its wings

19 Jun 20 - By GAVIN EVANS | New funding deals New Zealand Green Investment Finance is working up will show a variety of low-carbon benefits from a range of sectors, chief executive Craig Weise says.


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