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Three ways to improve shipping’s footprint

11 Apr 17 - Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship.

POWER POSERS: Energy industry worries and waits

7 Apr 17 - Uncertainty over the Government’s plans to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change is keeping New Zealand’s energy executives awake at night, says the World Energy Council.

Soon we could be driving on eggshells and tomato skins

4 Apr 17 - Researchers from Ohio State University have found a way to recycle food waste, specifically eggshells and tomato skin, into car tyres, replacing carbon black, a petroleum-based filler used in creating tyres.

SIMON UPTON: Credits, caps and cross-party deals

3 Apr 17 - The man likely to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says there might not be enough international carbon credits available to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement targets.

Some emissions rise ... some emissions fall

28 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy fell overall in the December quarter – but the rising use of liquid fossil fuels means emissions from transport are climbing.

NET-ZERO REPORT: We can do more, says bioenergy industry

24 Mar 17 - A cross-party report on how New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions in the second half of the century ignores some immediate opportunities, the Bioenergy Association says.

NET-ZERO REPORT: Pastoral farming must change

21 Mar 17 - New Zealand cannot cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and keep farming the way it is now.


Environment reports cast eye over NZ efforts

20 Mar 17 - Two major environmental reports and a new sustainability law are on the agenda this week.

Windfarms commercial director to run company

Roger Kerr-Newell

20 Mar 17 - NZ Windfarms says its new commercial director, John Worth, will assume full responsibility for the company's daily operations, taking over from acting chief executive Stuart Bauld.

Government offers new money for electric cars

15 Mar 17 - The second round of Government funding for projects to get more electric vehicles on New Zealand’s roads opens today.

Energy needs broader view, says new minister

8 Mar 17 - New Zealand needs to broaden use of renewable energy beyond the electricity generation, says the new energy minister - but she expects fossil fuels to stay in the mix.

Back us and we'll build more plants, says Z biofuel

7 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s largest liquid-fuel retailer says it could build another six biodiesel plants – if it gets the right support.

Let's talk about emissions, fuels firm tells public

6 Mar 17 - A company whose products are responsible for 9 per cent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is asking the public what it can do to reduce them.

Auckland welcomes e-cars to special lanes

6 Mar 17 - From today, electric vehicles are allowed in priority lanes on Auckland’s roads – but only for two weeks.

KiwiRail puts $4.5b tag on electrifying network

3 Mar 17 - Electrifying the entire North Island rail network would cost more than $4.5 billion, says KiwiRail.

CRUMBS! A loaf of bread takes it out of the environment

3 Mar 17 - What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming?

ENERGY REPORT: Great ideas but they're not happening

2 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s own scientists’ advice – that the country must move urgently to a low-carbon energy system – has been endorsed by the International Energy Agency, albeit in a sanitised way.

Our environment image at risk, says global agency

1 Mar 17 - New Zealand risks damaging its clean-and-green reputation by failing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency warns.

Flight to greener aviation fuel has hit turbulence

The Airbus 319 burns 640 gallons of fuel per hour | Nordroden

1 Mar 17 - When it comes to reducing carbon emissions, one of the biggest hurdles is the world’s addiction to flying.


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