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Carbon price sinks to lowest in ten months

Today 10:30am - The carbon price is down nearly 11% since last week, as the market reacts negatively to a government consultation suggesting weaker ETS settings.

Farms could be the backbone of Aotearoa’s renewable energy future

Friday - If each of New Zealand’s 50,000 farms installed a midsize solar array they would generate about two-thirds of the country’s current electricity needs.

Concern over job losses at Scion

Friday - Foresters are “deeply apprehensive” over potential redundancies of scientists at Scion, with a proposed 30 jobs losses - about 10% the forestry crown research institute’s workforce.

Media round-up

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: How denser housing can be greener too; carbon credits might need to be cut as NZ Steel's efficient furnace comes online; and the...

Jury out on how ETS consultation will impact carbon market

Thursday - The government’s latest consultation on Emissions Trading Scheme settings will be difficult for the market to translate into clear positive or negative signals - with uncertainty remaining around...

Infrastructure Commission finds some progress on climate - but road-building won’t solve congestion

Thursday - By Liz Kivi | The coalition government has reaffirmed its focus on roads just days after a major report from the Infrastructure Commission said we can’t build our way out of congestion.

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Carbon News - World

What a new global pledge means for climate, nature and gender goals

Today 10:30am - World leaders gathered in Paris this week to pledge to make 2024 the “pivotal year” for improving access to clean cooking.

‘Magical thinking’: hopes for sustainable jet fuel not realistic, report finds

Today 10:30am - A new report says replacement fuels are well off track to replace kerosene within the timeframe needed to avert climate disaster.

The dangers of secret solar geoengineering

Today 10:30am - A lack of transparency in solar geoengineering projects may tank public perception for an already maligned climate change strategy.

The five most common questions from carbon buyers

Today 10:30am - Here are the top questions on the minds of corporate carbon credit purchasers — and some answers.

Climate change made the deadly heatwaves across Asia more frequent and extreme

Today 10:30am - Throughout April and continuing into May 2024, extreme record-breaking heat led to severe impacts across the Asian continent, hitting millions of highly vulnerable people.

Inside a California oil town’s divisive plan to survive the energy transition

Today 10:30am - Kern County is betting on carbon capture to replace oil jobs and tax revenue. But will the county’s new economy repeat the sins of the old one?

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Today 10:30am - The Carbon News calendar of talks, events, conferences, consultations, and petitions related to climate change.
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Looking back...


Today 10:30am - Ten years ago, the government feared an “arbitrage loophole” allowing forest owners to move in and out of the ETS could cost up to $231 million over two years.
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Latest announcements: file yours to

Improving buildings could save NZ almost $40 billion

Today 10:30am - Media release | Improving buildings could slash emissions equivalent to taking...

Carbon pricing works: major meta-study

Friday - Media release | Carbon pricing systems achieve between 5% and 21% emission...

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

Thursday - 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...

Midwives vital part of the solution to climate challenges

6 May 24 - Media release| Midwives may not be the first profession you think of when it...

Air New Zealand announces changes to Sustainability Advisory Panel

2 May 24 - Media release | Former Green Party co-leader and minister for climate change,...

Contract awarded to recloak Coronet Forest

1 May 24 - Media release | The contract to deliver an aspirational vision to “recloak”...

Updated standard paves the way for introducing biomethane into existing gas pipeline network

30 Apr 24 - Media release: Gas NZ | The recent updating of the standard for reticulated...

Tzay is right to raise human rights concerns about carbon markets

29 Apr 24 - Media release | Amnesty International’s Advisor on Indigenous Rights, Chris...

Ipsos Earth Day Report 2024 - NZ Edition

23 Apr 24 - Media release | Ipsos, one of the world’s leading market research companies,...

AgriZeroNZ investment in Biolumic to shine light on low emissions pasture solution

19 Apr 24 - Media release | AgriZeroNZ, the joint venture fast-tracking emissions reduction...

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