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Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

13 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with an annual carbon hangover edging into the billions of dollars.

Investors chip in as renewables rise toward record level

13 Apr 15 - Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce fossil fuel emissions and contain climate change, but the smart money could nevertheless be going into renewable sources such as wind and solar power.

China helping London’s famous black cabs to turn green

13 Apr 15 - It’s the most famous taxi in the world and a British icon, rivalling the Queen and red pillar boxes for global recognition. Now there’s a battle to make London’s black cabs greener.

Hydrogen moves could trigger $44 billion green economy, says Toshiba

7 Apr 15 - The carbon-neutral hydrogen economy will be worth more than $44 billion by 2030, says Toshiba Corporation.

BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

7 Apr 15 - BP’s annual Energy Outlook report details the results from modelling of what it sees as the “most likely” energy scenario out to 2035.

Hi-tech farming seen as way to green the food chain

7 Apr 15 - Connected agriculture – from farm to retail – has been promoted at an event in Brussels as the way to wean European agriculture off its addiction to chemicals, water and fossil fuels.

Wynyard scheme adopts green rating

30 Mar 15 - A new housing development in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter will be the first to use the new 7 Homestar environmental rating.


We're in the right gear to hit the e-car highway

23 Mar 15 - New Zealand could be one of the first countries with a complete network of charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles, the Electricity Networks’ Association says.

On yer bike, says pedal-power Mike

Mike Tritt ... switched on.

23 Mar 15 - Former Greenpeace activist Michael Tritt has found a new way, for him, to save the world – business.

Lots of hot air about heat, but why is no one talking about sustainable cooling?

23 Mar 15 - Without cooling, the supply of food, medicine and data would simply break down.

Why is pumping CO2 underground stuck in second gear?

16 Mar 15 - There are many uncertainties with respect to global climate change, but there is one thing about which I have no doubts: we will not solve climate change by running out of fossil fuels.

Four ways to boost Australia’s economy and help the climate

9 Mar 15 - Australia likely has several decades of coal left in it.

New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

Rice serves up double measure of biofuel and fodder

Padi power ...tacks of rice straw being dried traditionally in a Japanese padi field

16 Feb 15 - Japanese scientists have found a potential answer to the biofuel dilemma that if you grow crops for energy, you have to sacrifice crops for food.

Good in the Hood makes a $1m return

16 Feb 15 - MEDIA RELEASE: Z’s Good in the Hood is back for 2015, offering a share of more than $1 million to local groups that help people who need it.

Climate debt grows as Australia messes about

9 Feb 15 - Policy procrastination over climate change is costing Australia money, a new analysis shows.

Cheap fuel little help with emissions, says expert

9 Feb 15 - Cheap fuel prices will do little to help New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions profile, says transport and energy expert Professor Ralph Simms.

Asia powers into the forefront of solar revolution

9 Feb 15 - By PAUL BROWN.- China has overtaken the European Union as the largest new market for solar power.

Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says report

9 Feb 15 - The world can enjoy higher standards of living and more travel, while drastically cutting emissions to avoid dangerous climate change – but only with sweeping changes to our infrastructure, the...


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