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

Monday - 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.

Monday - 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?

Monday - 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...

Gas will replace oil in the UK – with or without fracking

9 Feb 15 - MPs in the UK recently needed more time voted against a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, but Lancashire, the local county council under most pressure, agreed it

Yes minister, but ...

Greg Hunt ... missing the point.

2 Feb 15 - In a piece published in the Guardian recently, Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt was purported to have once again rejected claims that a price on carbon would benefit emissions reduction...

Will Obama’s methane plan reduce dependence on natural gas?

2 Feb 15 - By NATHAN PHILLIPS.- Like many Americans concerned with climate change and energy security, I reacted with high hopes to the President Obama’s proposal to reduce leaks of methane gas from oil and gas...

Sustainability experts take to the stage

2 Feb 15 - Waikato University experts on sustainability will come together later this month.

Energy pours into cutting-edge conservation ideas

27 Jan 15 - A battery that could treble electric car mileage and cut costs is among the innovations moving closer to reality on the frontiers of science.

Coal casts cloud over Germany’s energy revolution

The lignite-burning Jänschwalde power station in Brandenburg produces more than 22 million tonnes of CO2.

27 Jan 15 - The energy market in Germany saw a spectacular change last year as renewable energy became the major source of its electricity supply − leaving lignite, coal and nuclear behind.

Kiwi keeps an eye on Qatar project environment

Dr Peter Longdill ... huge project.

27 Jan 15 - A New Zealander is in the Middle East working to reduce the environmental impacts of a major sea port project.


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