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Climate change minister faces up to some difficult questions

Today 11:45am - By Liz Kivi | The climate change minister faced some awkward questions at the Carbon and Energy Professionals conference this week, against a backdrop of falling carbon prices.

First fully electric passenger boat for Auckland

Wednesday - The world’s first hydrofoiling tourism vessel is undergoing testing in Auckland Harbour now and is set to be the City of Sails' first fully electric passenger boat.

Planet Titanic

Tuesday - By Jeremy Rose | It’s the genteel version of cage diving: cocooned in a steel cage, tourists are wowed by the majesty of nature all the while knowing they’re involved in something many experts argue...

Search for Rod Carr’s replacement underway

Tuesday - The chair of the Climate Change Commission, Rod Carr, is set to step down from his position at the end of his tenure this year, amidst falling carbon prices.

Management team working to save emsTradepoint as Transpower announces closure

Monday - New Zealand’s government-owned carbon trading platform emsTradepoint is set to close, but the operations team want the platform to continue and say they are working with the state-owned entity on a...

Scion report on short rotation forestry met with scepticism

Monday - A new report from Scion that says short rotation forestry holds the key to lowering fossil fuel use has been criticised by sustainable land use campaigners as well as an oil industry expert.

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Carbon News - World

World’s island states blame richest countries for climate threats

Today 11:45am - Extremely vulnerable to climate change, the world’s small island states blame wealthy countries for their misfortune.

The end of greenwashing is now within sight

Today 11:45am - OPINION: The Biden administration’s new plan to overhaul the voluntary carbon market is an important step forward.

Philippines to lead new climate finance group for most vulnerable countries

Today 11:45am - The Philippines will lead 19 other countries in establishing a group to mobilise funds to help nations most vulnerable to climate change.

How extreme weather will affect the insurance and energy sectors

Today 11:45am - When Storm Isha hit Northern Ireland and northern Britain in January 2024, wind gusts of almost 100mph caused widespread damage to property.

US wineries and vineyards seek $100 million damages from energy company for wildfire smoke

Today 11:45am - Dozens of Oregon wineries and vineyards have sued PacifiCorp over the deadly 2020 wildfires that ravaged the state.

Climate crisis threatens 41 million across Caribbean and Latin America

Today 11:45am - Nearly 1,450 hospitals across region are also in low-lying coastal areas vulnerable to extreme weather, UN report finds.

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Today 11:45am - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Looking back...


Today 11:45am - Ten years ago, furious forest owners said that forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme would come to a sudden halt because the government had shown it could change the rules at the drop of a hat.
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New programme offers planet-friendly guidance for NZ’s not-for-profits

Today 11:45am - Media release | Carbon footprint tracking expert Cogo has collaborated with the...

Hutt City Council announces low carbon acceleration fund recipients

Tuesday - Media release | Five organisations with a keen eye for reducing their emissions...

Climate Change Commission chair to retire

Monday - Media release | The Climate Change Commission Chair, Dr Rod Carr, has confirmed...

Flood damage a growing risk for NZ’s kelp forests

Monday - Media release | Timber slash and debris from flooding events is decimating...

New project targets methane reduction in dairy effluent ponds

23 May 24 - Media release | A new project led by Lincoln University and Ravensdown marks...

Over 60% bounty increase for refrigerant recovery

22 May 24 - Media release | Cool-Safe is increasing Bounty Buy-Back payments from $25.00/kg...

Antarctica likely storing more carbon than previously thought

21 May 24 - Media release | Antarctica is likely a carbon storage powerhouse, according to...

Improving buildings could save NZ almost $40 billion

20 May 24 - Media release | Improving buildings could slash emissions equivalent to taking...

Carbon pricing works: major meta-study

17 May 24 - Media release | Carbon pricing systems achieve between 5% and 21% emission...

Fast-track applicant to pay $216,000 for failed mine bid

16 May 24 - Media release | A mining company that lobbied Resources Minister Shane Jones...

AgriZeroNZ invests $9.9M in US company in race for ‘holy grail’ methane vaccine

13 May 24 - Media release | AgriZeroNZ, the joint venture fast-tracking emissions reduction...

Boost energy efficiency to slash coal imports and high power bills – it’s a no brainer

10 May 24 - Media release | Energy efficiency is an obvious way to fix New Zealand’s...

Climate now a housing issue: research reveals a whopping 90% want flood info when buying

9 May 24 - Media release | New nationwide research from insurers AMI, State and NZI...

Low gas production threatens energy security

8 May 24 - Media release | Simeon Brown, Minister for Energy, and Shane Jones, Minister...

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