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Professor Ralph Sims ... minister is wrong.

Climate expert: It's all smoke and mirrors, Mr Groser

15 Dec 14 - New Zealand is using smoke and mirrors to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, when it could get there by using clean heating and transport technologies, says one of our leading scientists.

We're facing a $3b carbon crisis ... and it could be worse

8 Dec 14 - New Zealand has a $3 billion carbon headache looming – and Treasury says that’s the conservative estimate.

The country needs a carbon budget, says pressure group

8 Dec 14 - A climate change lobby group is calling for a national carbon budget and legally binding emissions reduction targets.

Paper mill sets new benchmarks for best practice

8 Dec 14 - Manufacturing benchmarks achieved by a rural South Australian factory are being shared and instituted across the world by global manufacturing giant Kimberly-Clark.

Cities key to economic growth and fighting climate crisis

Lima ... seven million and growing.

1 Dec 14 - How cities develop will be critical to achieve economic growth and tackle climate change, according to a new series of studies.

Getting out of fossil fuel investment is the right way to go

1 Dec 14 - The controversy ignited by the Australian National University in October, when it decided to sell its shares in seven resources companies, has raised two important questions about divestment from assets such as fossil fuels.

Beyond the poo bus ... the many uses of human waste

1 Dec 14 - A British went into service last week, powered by biomethane energy derived from human waste at a sewage plant.


New shadow minister eyes climate change priorities

Megan Woods ... it just is.

24 Nov 14 - Labour's new climate change and environment spokesperson says there's never been a time when she didn't believe in climate change.

Diet's effects on emissions give food for thought

17 Nov 14 - American researchers confirm that a shift to vegetarian, Mediterranean or fish-based diets would cut greenhouse gases, conserve forests and savannah, and have a big impact on obesity-linked health...

Our emissions plan hopeless, says renowned academic

Prof Ralph Sims ... poor policies.

3 Nov 14 - New Zealand has no chance of meeting its 2020 emissions reduction target under current policies, says a leading scientist involved in the latest IPCC report.

At last, there's a glimpse of an ETS in Australia

3 Nov 14 - With the passage of the Emissions Reduction Fund through the Senate last week, Australia's federal government has taken a step toward achieving the country's minimum target to reduce greenhouse gas...

Actually, a high oil price might be a good thing for the world

3 Nov 14 - Oil prices have fallen dramatically since August – and, rather counter-intuitively, this could be a bad thing.

China-US links could spark emissions breakthrough

3 Nov 14 - Tentative steps have been taken by China and the United States towards co-operating on climate change − mainly focusing on relatively modest technological schemes connected with more efficient...

Business leaders praise EU emissions deal

3 Nov 14 - A group of influential business leaders is welcoming Europe's new climate and energy deal.

Good tyres tread lightly on the Earth

28 Oct 14 - New Zealand could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 6000 tonnes a year by installing fuel-efficient tyres on the nation’s fleet of light vehicles.

Oil boom prompts US to push for crude exports

28 Oct 14 - Oil and coal producers in the United States are planning to use mile-long tanker trains to transport vast quantities of fossil fuels to the coast through areas that environmental groups believe...

A new agricultural economy is knocking on the door

Robert Wright ... leadership is needed.

20 Oct 14 - Europe should be pushing for the rapid expansion of its network of biorefineries, to produce European food, fuel and feed, as well as a range of other high-value products that replace fossil fuels,...

BUSINESS POSER: Are you creating value, or destroying it?

Clean water ... easy to access, at the moment.

13 Oct 14 - New Zealand is leading the world on integrated reporting.

Shift to low-carbon economy could free up $1.8 trillion

Solar power stations in Andalusia, Spain.

13 Oct 14 - Decarbonising the electricity system worldwide would save $1.8 trillion over the coming two decades by avoiding the high operating costs of using fossil fuels, a new study finds.


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