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Firstgas ordered to withdraw misleading advert

Friday - Firstgas has been ordered by the Advertising Complaints Authority to withdraw an advert that suggested customers could continue to use gas without contributing carbon to the atmosphere.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - EECA and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) are co-hosting a free webinar on on the electricity sector and how it fits into the New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ: today, 12 - 1pm.

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, Generation Zero was launched. The youth-based political movement called for today's carbon bills to be paid today, and for the country to unite behind the goal of a zero carbon future.

Energy companies announce ambitious hydrogen plans

Thursday - Contact Energy and Meridian Energy have announced plans for what they claim will be the world’s first large-scale producer of green hydrogen.

Climate change results in flood of insurance claims

Plenty of water visible at the Waikuku Holiday Park in North Canterbury.
Photo Credit: RNZ / Eleisha Foon

Thursday - Last month's floods in Canterbury resulted in 3538 insurance claims for damage totalling $43.8 million, and the Insurance Council of New Zealand says they are part of a pattern of increasingly disruptive natural events due to climate change.

Bioenergy Assoc responds to environmental concerns

Thursday - Last week we published an article outlining the concerns of a coalition of zero waste and regenerative farming groups about the potential for biogas development to lock in unsustainable farming practices. Today the Bioenergy Association's executive officer Brian Cox responds.

WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - EECA and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) are co-hosting a free webinar on on the electricity sector and how it fits into the New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ: Tomorrow, 12 - 1pm.


10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan told the UN that consumerism was draining the world of resources and threatening the planet's existence.

Rooting pigs responsible for as much carbon as 1.1 million cars

Wednesday - The rooting of feral pigs globally releases around 4.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of 1.1 cars – a new study has found.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - NZ ETS Market Governance and Industrial Allocations consultations are open until Friday 17 September.

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, global carbon markets were in free fall and NZUs were trading for around $16.

Fancy checking out an e-bike?

Tuesday - Canberra’s e-bike library has been struggling to keep up with demand since it was launched last September.

Co-sponsor of US New Green Deal new ambassador to Aotearoa

Tuesday - Former US Senator Tom Udall, a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, has been named US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - An artist, a mathematician and a musician have come together to create a multi-media collaboration on climate change. If you're in Hamilton visit the Ramp Gallery this week.

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, the head of a firm investing in clean-tech said New Zealand needed to adopt bold policies like those being enacted in Australia if it was to develop a strong clean-tech sector.

New Zealand scores zero on climate commitment scorecard

19 Jul 21 - New Zealand is one of just five countries to score zero on a Global Climate and Health Alliance scorecard ranking countries by how their nationally determined commitments (NDCs) incorporate public...

WORTH NOTING...

19 Jul 21 - NZ ETS Market Governance and Industrial Allocations consultations are open until Friday 17 September.

10 YEARS AGO...

19 Jul 21 - Ten years ago, the manager of NZ Carbon Farming was saying confidence in the future of the Emissions Trading Scheme had led to an upsurge in carbon investment.

Minister backs ACC on fossil fuel divestment progress

16 Jul 21 - Calls by activist groups for ACC to immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel companies are likely to fall on deaf ears, if the response from ACC Minister Carmel Sepuloni to a written question...


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Coal not the way forward for Southland: NGOs

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Friday - Media Release - Environmental NGOs wrote to Southland District Council...

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

Friday - Media Release - Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of...

Fully renewable energy feasible for Samoa: Otago study

Friday - Media Release - The future of Samoa’s electricity system could go green, a...

Canterbury engineers working on carbon negative hydrogen

University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineers Professor Shusheng Pang (left) and Associate Professor Alex Yip.

Wednesday - Media Release - University of Canterbury engineering researchers are developing...

Return of the giants

Daran Ponter (left) and Chris Maclean

Wednesday - Media Release - “It's great to see the return of these forest giants,”...

Govt procurement goes green

Tuesday - Media Release - A new All-of-Government (AoG) office supplies contract – used...

Proposed EU carbon tax will hurt poor countries: UN

19 Jul 21 - UN Media Release - Although a new European Union (EU) climate initiative...

Hydrogen agreement signed with Singapore

16 Jul 21 - Media Release - The signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on low-carbon...

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