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Paris Agreement could lock in warming for centuries

Friday - 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

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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 car battery – remains a barrier to electric vehicle adoption.

NZ lets economics rule environment policies

Tuesday - Balancing the environment with development is tricky. One way for policymakers to include the value of ecosystems in development is to set limits for pollution and other environmental impacts, known as environmental bottom lines.

Why we should aim for a million electric vehicles

Monday - Replacing a million fossil fuel-driven cars with electric vehicles would cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 per cent in the crucial 2021-2030 period, officials say.

E-CASH: Anybody got a good EV idea?

15 Aug 16 - The Government is offering money for projects to help to switch the nation’s fleet to electric vehicles.

Anxious farmers keen to keep carbon subsidies

10 Aug 16 - Farmers – already exempt from liability for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions from their businesses – urged the Government to keep other subsidies in place to further protect them from carbon pricing.

Renewable electricity hits 90% mark

Benmore power station

10 Aug 16 - New Zealand has hit its target of 90 per cent renewable electricity production this year.

RIGS TO REEFS: Should we leave oil platforms alone?

10 Aug 16 - The global offshore oil and gas industry has installed a wide variety of infrastructure throughout our oceans, including tens of thousands of wells, thousands of platforms and many thousands of...

It just got easier to find a charging station

8 Aug 16 - Power distributor Vector has launched an interactive map to help Auckland motorists to find the nearest electric vehicle charging station.

We look to be light on climate change officials

3 Aug 16 - The Government has only a handful of staff dedicated to working fulltime on climate change.

Vector adds more Auckland e-car chargers

2 Aug 16 - Vector has added two new electric vehicle rapid-chargers to its Auckland network.

Industry slams failure of free-market forestry

Brian Stanley

1 Aug 16 - New Zealand’s experiment with free-market forestry has left it without the forests needed to combat climate change and supply the domestic market with wood, the industry says.

Don't expect a solar 747 anytime soon

29 Jul 16 - After 12 years of planning and testing, Solar Impulse has finally completed its epic voyage around the world.

NZ airs views at aviation emissions talks

27 Jul 16 - New Zealand is looking to join an international plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft.

MINE GAMES: Plunder of Earth’s natural resources is rising

25 Jul 16 - Humans’ appetite for gnawing away at the fabric of the Earth itself is growing prodigiously.

Our forests key to the future, say scientists

22 Jul 16 - Heavy-emitting businesses could be buying more than $500 million worth of forestry credits a year by 2025, says the Crown Research Institute Scion.

How farmers, big emitters blow our carbon budget

20 Jul 16 - More than 90 per cent of New Zealand’s carbon budget for the 2020s will be spent on subsidising agriculture and trade-exposed heavy emitters, government estimates show.

Carbon policy proposals fail to impress Beehive

Paula Bennett

19 Jul 16 - Two policy proposals floated in Carbon News yesterday – a Climate Responsibility Act, and combining carbon trading with a carbon tax and a cut in the goods and services tax – have not impressed the...

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