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Tim Groser

Groser hints at boost for carbon prices

Monday - The Government has given the clearest signal yet that it intends to push carbon prices up as part of a package to meet the expected $30 billion cost of New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target.

Business speaks out: There's no other choice

16 Nov 15 - Business has a clear plan for how it will lead on climate change over the next five years, according to the Sustainable Business Council.

TPPA acknowledges carbon emissions

9 Nov 15 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement envisages countries working together to build a low-carbon economy.

Greens show green light to electric vehicles

Julie Ann Genter

9 Nov 15 - A Green Party government would give tax breaks to companies using electric vehicles and giving staff public transport passes to get to and from work.

Entries open for sought-after EECA Awards

9 Nov 15 - Entries are open for the EECA Awards 2016, acknowledging businesses and organisations demonstrating excellence in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

How ‘dragon water’ could power the planet

9 Nov 15 - The quest is on to develop new technology that can tap the intense heat deep below the Earth’s surface and supply the whole world with electricity.

Industrial waste could offset climate emissions

9 Nov 15 - More than a billion tonnes of potentially toxic, bleach-like waste is produced and piled in landfills every year, with often devastating effects. And yet most people haven’t even heard of these ‘alkaline wastes’.

Get smart, get e-cars, Peters urges Government

2 Nov 15 - New Zealand needs a smarter government to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Lexus launches hydrogen 'bomb'

Lexus LF-XC

2 Nov 15 - Lexus’ hydrogen-powered LF-FC sedan has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Cities are the key, says Auckland mayor

Len Brown

27 Oct 15 - Cities will lead the drive on climate change, says Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

Business needs to take a stand

Adrian Macey

21 Oct 15 - Business needs to take a clear stand on carbon pricing, says former Climate Change Ambassador Dr Adrian Macey.

Air NZ backs global carbon market call

Photo Credit: TV3

12 Oct 15 - Air New Zealand appears to support a global carbon market for the aviation industry.

Worried health workers call for climate action

Photo Credit: On guard workers concerned about climate

12 Oct 15 - Tens of thousands of New Zealand health workers are calling for New Zealand to take urgent action on climate change, which they say is a critical health issue.

Biofuel, e-cars and trees are the way we must go

Reva electric car.

5 Oct 15 - New Zealand needs to embrace biofuels, electric vehicles and energy forests, and get rid of coal and gas-fired industrial processes if it wants to meet its 2050 emissions reduction commitment,...

Elephant grass could offer viable alternative to coal

Dried elephant grass ... good fuel

5 Oct 15 - By adapting a tropical grass to grow in the British climate, scientists hope to be able to replace coal in power stations with biofuel.

Volkswagen budgets billions to stem cheating tide

What’s next for VW?

28 Sep 15 - Volkswagen has set aside €6.5 billion to cover the costs of the growing scandal over cheating on emissions tests in the US.

How Groser battled for a 15% emissions cut

Tim Groser ... wanted bigger cut.

21 Sep 15 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser wanted New Zealand to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030, a Treasury email shows.

No action on agriculture could cost us $13b

21 Sep 15 - Keeping agriculture out of the Emissions Trading Scheme could cost taxpayers $13 billion between 2020 and 2030, Treasury says.

Renewable energy flexes its muscles

21 Sep 15 - New Zealand’s emissions from electricity generation fell in the June quarter, as renewables take an increasing share of the load.

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