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Ten years on, we're back where we began

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

Monday - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay New Zealand reaching its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target.

Here's a road to zero carbon, say officials

Thursday - Meeting New Zealand’s Paris Agreement pledge from domestic emissions cuts alone would put the country on a straight line to carbon-neutrality by 2050, officials have told the Government.

Plastic pollution has now spread to rivers

13 Mar 18 - Microplastics are contaminating rivers as well as the ocean, say scientists.

Cities study reveals much bigger carbon footprints

9 Mar 18 - Cities are generating up to 60 per cent more greenhouse gases than thought, thanks to their reliance on goods and services from outside their borders.

Auckland City eyes green bonds issue

8 Mar 18 - Auckland Council could issue green bonds to cover the cost of cutting emissions and adapting to climate change.

Minister aware of risk in delaying price cap rise

6 Mar 18 - The Government knows delaying lifting the carbon price cap could cost taxpayers money, but says it is unlikely to move until next year.

Ministry eyes emissions deals with businesses

5 Mar 18 - The Ministry for the Environment is looking to form direct partnerships with businesses to cut emissions out of the New Zealand economy.

NZ still sets the pace in world of trading schemes

1 Mar 18 - Fifteen per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are now covered by trading schemes.

Z aims for A-plus in transition to new energy

Mike Bennetts

28 Feb 18 - Mike Bennetts is determined his company, Z Energy, will not have a Kodak moment.

Green accounts point finger at primary industries

27 Feb 18 - Primary industries contribute nearly two-thirds of the country’s greenhouse gases but account for less than 8 per cent of economic production, new figures show.

Biofuels need backing of the nation, says Scion

27 Feb 18 - New Zealand could run its heavy vehicles on locally produced low-carbon biofuels – but only if the country decides collectively to act.

OPINION: Biofuels not easy, but worth the effort

27 Feb 18 - Biofuels, liquid and gaseous, will have a role to play in moving towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by around mid-century in both New Zealand and globally, says Professor Ralph Sims.

Energy minister to get the word on biofuels

26 Feb 18 - Energy minister Megan Woods today will be told how the country can use biofuels to cut its burgeoning transport emissions.

Minister mum on future of electric trains

23 Feb 18 - There’s no word yet on whether KiwiRail’s plans to replace electric engines with diesel will go ahead.

We're stuck with 1.2m sea level rise, say scientists

21 Feb 18 - The world is now locked into sea-level rise of up to 1.2 metres – and the number goes up 0.2m for every five years that emissions cuts are delayed, scientists say.

Minister offers money for good emissions moves

Megan Woods

21 Feb 18 - Got a good idea to cut greenhouse gas emissions in your business or in the transport sector? The Government wants to give you money.

Yoogo is a-go-go in Christchurch

16 Feb 18 - The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure-battery electric cars has been launched in Christchurch.

Drones deliver the goods ... and clean the atmosphere

14 Feb 18 - Delivering parcels by drone could help to cut carbon emissions.

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