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Ten more years is too late, says Nobel winner

Today 10:00am - Negotiating a global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol at climate change talks in Paris next year is critical to the survival of society, a visiting Nobel Prize-winning scientist says.

Policy wobbles could slow renewable energy growth

Today 10:00am - Power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly last year, reaching almost 22 per cent of global generation, says the International Energy Agency.

Australian transport stuck in the energy queue

Today 10:00am - Australia has scored poorly in the energy efficiency of its land transport, and is well behind other major economies, a recent international scorecard has revealed.

Water levels rank with soccer scores in drying Brazil

Today 10:00am - Outside the semi-arid area of the north-east, Brazilians have never had to worry about conserving water. Year in, year out, the summer has always brought rain.

Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

25 Aug 14 - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labour’s climate change policy, released yesterday.

Cathay Pacific plugs into biofuel producer

18 Aug 14 - Cathay Pacific Airways is investing in American sustainable biofuel company Fulcrum Bioenergy as part of a drive to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

Scientists see problems with tar sand pipeline

18 Aug 14 - European researchers say a 2000-mile pipeline designed to carry controversial tar sands oil from Canada to the southern US may lead to much more pollution than previously calculated.


Who has the courage to take on transport taboos?

18 Aug 14 - Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

Airports super-inefficient, says emissions study

11 Aug 14 - Airports are disastrously inefficient buildings which belch greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and contribute hugely to climate change, a European study has found.

Smartphone could be way of beating the traffic jam

4 Aug 14 - Forward-thinking Finland plans to change the way Europe goes about urban travel using a novel system, based on a smartphone app, to help people to get the most out of public transport.

Europe could pay huge climate price, says report

18 Jul 14 - A failure to act to reduce the impacts of climate change could cost Europe dear in lives lost and economic damage, according to a European Commission study.

Paris gears up pay-for-pedal plan to boost the bicycle

18 Jul 14 - The French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Energy Development has launched a trial scheme where commuters are paid to cycle to work.

Billions in money pot could unlock clean energy deal

11 Jul 14 - Europe’s structural funding cash pool for energy efficiency and renewables projects has soared by 40 per cent to an estimated $NZ46 billion and could be used to broker a 2030 clean energy targets...

Keen, green Penang shows us how it's done

Boon Poh Phee ... carrot and stick approach.

4 Jul 14 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- The Malaysian island state of Penang is out to topple New Zealand from its clean-green throne.

Sorry, say most Britons, but electric cars are not for us

4 Jul 14 - The electric car trend is still to take off, with drivers largely put off by up-front costs, according to a survey by Britain's Department for Transport.

Progress must be climate-smart, says World Bank

27 Jun 14 - Government policies that improve energy efficiency and public transport could increase global economic output by more than $1.8 trillion per year, says the World Bank.

Climate crisis puts pressure on King Corn

27 Jun 14 - One-third of cropland in the US is devoted to corn. It produces nearly 40 per cent of the world’s corn, and a record harvest last year was valued at nearly $70 billion.

The many reasons why wood is the way to go

27 Jun 14 - By CHAD OLIVER, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, Yale University.- Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be...

Capital to switch off trolley buses

27 Jun 14 - Wellington Regional Council says its new transport plan will get up to 20 per cent more people out of cars and on to public transport.


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