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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.

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.

Wind energy sector calls for G20 action

Tuesday - The leading CEOs of the global wind industry have united to call on G20 members to show leadership in the climate crisis by raising national ambitions and urgently laying out concrete plans for increased wind energy production to replace fossil fuels.

Coal's share of electricity generation doubles in March quarter

11 Jun 21 - The first three months of this year saw the percentage of carbon spewing, coal-generated electricity double compared to the same period last year.

Fossil-fuel shares fall while clean energy is on the rise

1 Apr 21 - The value of share offerings in fossil fuel companies has dropped by almost 20 per cent since 2012, while low-carbon companies gained ground in a shift towards clean energy, a report by think-tank Carbon Tracker show.

We could be cooking with hydrogen by 2030

29 Mar 21 - New Zealand could start using a hydrogen-blended gas by 2030 and 100 per cent "green" hydrogen by mid-century.

The real reason humans are the dominent species

29 Mar 21 - Energy is the key to humanity's world domination. Not just the jet fuel that allows us to traverse entire continents in a few hours, or the bombs we build that can blow up entire cities, but the vast amounts of energy we all use every day.


Listen to experts on hydrogen, Minister says

26 Mar 21 - Companies getting excited about using hydrogen as a major energy source need to listen to the warnings of experts, the Climate Minister says.

Small nuclear power plants no use in climate crisis

25 Mar 21 - Claims that a new generation of so-called advanced, safe and easier-to-build nuclear reactors (small nuclear power plants) will be vital to combat climate change are an illusion, and the idea should...

NZ's largest wind farm in $3 billion sale

15 Mar 21 - Wind farm developer and operator Tilt Renewables is being split between New Zealand’s Mercury Energy and Australian investors in a $3 billion deal announced to sharemarkets in both countries this...

The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

12 Mar 21 - The true cost of fossil fuels could be a quarter of the world's' GDP, scientists say.

Fertiliser execs position ammonia as a battery for hydrogen

3 Mar 21 - Ammonia has until now been used chiefly in the fertiliser industry as a way to return nitrogen to the soil. But it also has potential in boosting renewables – both as a replacement for hydrogen in...

Get rid of coal by 2030, Guterres tells nations

3 Mar 21 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on wealthy nations to end coal use by 2030 so the world can meet its goals to curb global warming, urging G7 nations to make that...

Beef & Lamb: Bring on the carbon credits

2 Mar 21 - The sheep-and-beef industry says a Government report recognising carbon storage on farms is significant – especially if it opens the door to collecting carbon credits from mature native forests.

Gas firms target industrial ‘clusters’ for hydrogen

25 Feb 21 - Gas companies in Europe and America are looking at using the existing gas network to serve industrial “clusters” of hydrogen users in sectors like chemicals, cement and steelmaking, adopting a...

Power generators quiet about emissions

24 Feb 21 - Electricity generator Mercury noted in its financial update yesterday that the ClimCom draft report is good news for the renewable electricity sector.

India’s energy policy is key to the planet’s future

23 Feb 21 - Here’s the bad news: Unless India opts for a totally new energy policy - a revolutionary switch to a clean future - the world has no chance of avoiding dangerous climate change.

Oil and gas get emojis, why not wind power?

19 Feb 21 - Scroll through all the emojis on your phone, and you’ll find a gas pump, an oil drum, and … zero sign of clean energy.

Europe pulls ahead in global hydrogen race

18 Feb 21 - Most of the world’s planned hydrogen projects and the biggest chunk of related investments this decade are expected to be in Europe, a new industry report says.


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Coal not the way forward for Southland: NGOs

Faux electric coal for the nostalgia buffs

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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