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PPA market needed to accelerate decarbonisation - Transpower

19 Oct 23 - Power Purchase Agreements between corporate energy users and renewable energy developers should enable investment in lower cost renewable electricity generation and drive faster electrification, according to Transpower.

Deep sea mining can have detrimental long-term impacts: new research

19 Jul 23 - A deep sea mining test that lasted just two hours may have reduced fish and shrimp populations in the surrounding area a year after the event, according to international research.

Scientists develop cheapest carbon capture system to date

25 Jan 23 - US researchers have developed a cost-efficient method that successfully captures CO2 and converts it into one of the world’s most widely used chemicals: methanol.

Apple using carbon-free aluminium

25 Mar 22 - Apple has announced that it will be using carbon-free aluminum in future products, with the latest iPhone SE in line to take advantage of the new environmentally friendly manufacturing process.

‘Eco-score’ labels make shopping more sustainable

20 Oct 21 - Neon yellows, soothing blues, and revitalizing greens: the average supermarket aisle is a riotous, colorful battle for a customer’s attention, according to Dr. Brian Cook, a senior researcher at the University of Oxford.

Cutting emissions with carbon reinforced concrete

10 Aug 21 - Leading expert Prof Manfred Curbach tells GCR how ‘carbon concrete’ cuts CO2 emissions by 50% and could spark construction’s sustainability revolution.

'We hear you,' Govt tells worried manufacturers

31 Mar 21 - The country’s largest building company is calling for tariffs to protect local manufacturers from unfair competition from imports with higher carbon footprints – and the Government says it is listening.


Tyre burner cements in emissions cuts

30 Mar 21 - Greenhouse gas emissions at New Zealand’s only cement-manufacturing plant will be cut by 13,000 tonnes a year – and it’s all down to tyres.

Emissions 'return to normal', says Fletcher Building

17 Feb 21 - The country’s largest building company says emissions have returned to normal in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic shutdown.

Bill Gates warns that manufacturing could challenge climate goals

16 Feb 21 - Bill Gates exudes optimism in discussing the world's ability to tackle climate change – until he hits on manufacturing. About that, he is worried.

How steel might finally kick its coal habit

5 Feb 21 - An American company is experimenting with replacing coal with electrons to produce emissions-free steel.

Fletcher Building cracks Asia-Pacific DJSI

26 Nov 20 - One of New Zealand’s largest emitters has made it on to the Dow Jones Asia-Pacific Sustainability Index.

Net-zero and ‘passive’ houses can cut carbon emissions

24 Nov 20 - From the street, you wouldn’t be able to tell a net-zero or passive house from any other recently built home. Even from the inside, the only visible clues are thick walls and deep windowsills. Only...

Steel giant joins growing list of companies aiming for net-zero

13 Oct 20 - Luxembourg company ArcelorMittal produces more steel than any other company. It is also taking a leading role in developing technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from steel-making.

We're cleaning up on fossil fuels, says Unilver

4 Sep 20 - Unilever says it will invest €1 billion eliminating fossil fuels from its cleaning products.

World's first fossil-free steel pilot plant ready to go

2 Sep 20 - Global production of zero-emissions steel has taken a massive step forward, with a world-leading Swedish project completing the construction of a world-first fossil-free steel pilot plant in Luleĺ,...

Low-carbon alternative to concrete buildings

25 Aug 20 - Scientists have developed a method to 3D-print greener buildings using local soil that they say has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry.

CARBON CUTS: Smelter signals end of aluminium emissions

Stew Hamilton

9 Jul 20 - One of New Zealand’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters is closing operations in New Zealand, potentially cutting the country’s missions by more than 1.5 million tonnes a year.

Low-carbon cement the key, says GBC

6 Jul 20 - New Zealand’s only cement producer is calling on local and central authorities to help it persuade the construction sector to accept lower-emissions cement.


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National’s climate cuts will take us backwards

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