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Coal not the way forward for Southland: NGOs

Friday - Media Release - Environmental NGOs wrote to Southland District Council yesterday expressing deep concern over the Council’s decision to grant an access arrangement to New Brighton Collieries Limited (NBCL), an overseas owned company, for coal exploration in the Ohai forestry area.

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

Friday - Media Release - Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world's preeminent luxury car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future.

Fully renewable energy feasible for Samoa: Otago study

Friday - Media Release - The future of Samoa’s electricity system could go green, a University of Otago study has shown.

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 a carbon-neutral – even carbon-negative – way to create clean ‘green’ hydrogen to power our world more sustainably.

Return of the giants

Daran Ponter (left) and Chris Maclean

Wednesday - Media Release - “It's great to see the return of these forest giants,” commented Daran Ponter, Chair of Greater Wellington, as he planted the first of 300 kahikatea on the Mataihuka block at Queen Elizabeth Park. “It has long been known that these wonderful trees, such an abundant mahinga kai for Maori, once dominated this landscape.”

Govt procurement goes green

Tuesday - Media Release - A new All-of-Government (AoG) office supplies contract – used by over a thousand government agencies – focuses on low-waste, sustainable products, and will deliver tangible economic and environmental outcomes, Laurence Pidcock, General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP, a branch within MBIE), announced today.

Proposed EU carbon tax will hurt poor countries: UN

19 Jul 21 - UN Media Release - Although a new European Union (EU) climate initiative unveiled on Wednesday could change global trade patterns to favour countries where production is relatively carbon efficient, its value in mitigating climate change will likely be limited, the UN trade and development agency, UNCTAD, has warned.

Hydrogen agreement signed with Singapore

16 Jul 21 - Media Release - The signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on low-carbon hydrogen with Singapore signals the start of greater collaboration between the two countries as they transition towards low...

National releases ute tax video

16 Jul 21 - Media Release - Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says National’s ‘Demand the Debate’ campaign has received unprecedented support since its launch on Sunday and has today released a video...

Local offset company buys German firm

14 Jul 21 - Media Release - CarbonClick acquires German based sustainability app “Wonderflower”.

New EV fast-chargers for capital

14 Jul 21 - Media Release - Wellington City Council has secured almost half a million dollars in funding to roll out 30 electric vehicle (EV) fast-chargers across the capital.

Contact converts NZD$305m to Sustainability Linked Loans

13 Jul 21 - Media Release - Contact Energy (Contact) now has New Zealand’s largest group of Sustainability Linked Loans (SLLs) after converting its remaining NZD$305m of bank facilities to SLLs.

Nearly half of Kiwis would consider an electric car

12 Jul 21 - Media Release - New Zealand’s interest in electric cars is accelerating, according to new research by financial comparison site, Finder.

Southland can be net zero and economically successful: report

9 Jul 21 - Media Release - Southland has the potential to both meet the New Zealand Government’s ‘net zero’ emissions target by 2050 and retain a positive economic position, a new report shows.

Silver Fern Farms launches "net carbon zero" beef

9 Jul 21 - Media Release - Net Carbon Zero Certified* Beef, Regenerative Agriculture and the elimination of coal by 2030; today, Silver Fern Farms has committed to several bold initiatives to drive its vision...

KiwiRail’s inaugural Rail Network Investment Programme released

8 Jul 21 - Media Release - The Government is fulfilling its commitment to bring New Zealand’s rail network back up to scratch and support the economic recovery, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today.

Call for free public transport in capital to fight climate change

6 Jul 21 - Media Release - The Victoria University Students Association has come together with 36 local community groups and has launched a petition calling on the government to fund a trial of free public...

CO2 sequestering concrete arrives in Aotearoa

5 Jul 21 - Media Release - A new technology in concrete that could save New Zealand the amount of carbon emissions equivalent to 6.3 flights Auckland to Christchurch for every house built here on average has...

IGCC appoints new CEO

2 Jul 21 - Media Release - The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) board has today announced the appointment of Rebecca Mikula-Wright as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.

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