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ON YER BIKE: Exercise great way to cut emissions

Friday - Getting New Zealanders out of their cars and on to their feet or bikes would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 194,000 tonnes a year, researchers say.

Pay the farmers now, says bioenergy lobby

Wednesday - The Bioenergy Association wants farmers who cut greenhouse gas emissions to be eligible for carbon credits now.

Government sticks with 100% renewables plan

Tuesday - The Government is pushing ahead with plans to make New Zealandís electricity generation 100 per cent renewable, despite advice from the Interim Climate Change Committee that it would be better to focus on electrifying the transport and industrial heat sectors.

Government cuts its fleet emissions

Tuesday - Emissions from government vehicles are falling.

Global carbon markets long way off, says Shaw

James Shaw

12 Jul 19 - Functioning international carbon markets are a decade away Ė probably two, New Zealandís climate minister says.

Farm methane doing most damage, say scientists

Andy Reisinger

11 Jul 19 - Methane from farm animals in New Zealand is doing more damage to the climate than the combined impacts of all other greenhouse gases, a new analysis says.

Energy agency welcomes Government moves on e-vehicles

11 Jul 19 - Proposals to get more low-emission vehicles on New Zealand roads could be a major step for the transport sector and for transitioning the country to a low-carbon economy, according to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Refinery wants to cut costs with solar farm

Marsden Point refinery

10 Jul 19 - Installing a solar farm at the Marsden Point oil refinery will cut the operationís greenhouse gases by 18,000 tonnes a year.

Government pushes plans for cleaner cars

9 Jul 19 - New emissions standards for cars could cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions by more than five million tonnes over 20 years.

Air NZ jettisons plastic products

9 Jul 19 - The removal of plastic from Air New Zealandís in-flight service is cutting its carbon emissions, the airline says.

Local governments want climate rules in RMA

8 Jul 19 - Local authorities want to be able to take climate impacts into account when they are considering applications under the Resource Managements Act.

ZCB might not do the job, Government hears

Kennedy Graham

5 Jul 19 - The zero-carbon bill might not fulfil New Zealandís international obligations on climate change, the Government is being told.

ProdCom report urges Govt to support councils

4 Jul 19 - The Government is coming under increasing pressure to provide local councils with the skills and resources they need to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Why we can't ignore imported carbon emissions

3 Jul 19 - Greenhouse gases released in the production of imported goods used by New Zealanders are coming under the spotlight.

BETTER WORLD: There's a lot to do, says Govt

2 Jul 19 - New Zealand can increase wealth and jobs and protect the environment Ė but itís going to take work, the Government says.

Let's include pollution deaths in road toll

1 Jul 19 - Deaths from air pollution caused by vehicles should be included in the road toll, doctors and electric vehicle campaigners say.

'Rugby, big cars and beer' worries expert

Ralph Sims

28 Jun 19 - Energy and climate expert Professor Ralph Sims has been trying for years to get the message across to New Zealanders that driving cars is our climate downfall.

Touring by car ups emissions, says report

27 Jun 19 - Domestic and international tourists driving cars are pushing up New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions, counteracting a small drop in emissions from industry.

Government buying power goes green

27 Jun 19 - The Government is using its massive buying power to help to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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