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MBIE seeks feedback on making the display of clean vehicle information compulsory

Friday - A consultation document outlining four options for how Clean Vehicle information should be displayed to consumers was released by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) yesterday.

Housing group takes out top prize at Sustainable Business Awards

Friday - Community Finance – a collaboration between philanthropic foundations, financial institutions, community housing provides and the Ministry for Housing – received the supreme award at the Sustainable Business Awards last night.


Friday - Ten years ago, the Australian government announced that any decisions about the development of seam coal gas or large scale mining operations would be based on rigorous science.


Friday - It's now or never, if you want to have the Taking responsibility for our waste - consultation document. Submissions close today.

More ambition needed: green business leaders

The cover pic on the Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition joint submission

Thursday - The Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition says urgent action is required to convert the country’s climate ambition to concrete action.


Thursday - SPOT NZUs opened at $64.70 bid and $65.40 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $64.90.


Thursday - Ten years ago, Westpac was describing the international carbon market as decimated following dramatic falls in the price of carbon in Europe, New Zealand and other markets over the previous week.


Thursday - Submissions on the Taking responsibility for our waste - consultation document close tomorrow.

He Waka Eke Noa proposals will cut emissions by just 1%

Wednesday - He Waka Eke Noa - a group of agriculture sector groups tasked with coming up with a plan to cut emissions – has released a draft discussion document that floats two possible pricing mechanisms that...

Government told to reform ETS to incentivise natives over pines

Wednesday - A coalition of environmental groups and high-profile environmentalists is calling on the government to reform the Emissions Trading Scheme to prioritise the planting of native forests.

New Zealand’s climate change regulation is messy and complex – here’s how to improve it

Wednesday - Waikato University associate professor of law Nathan Cooper says the Emissions Reduction Plan provides the perfect opportunity to align New Zealand's national and international climate targets.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, activists hacked Solid Energy's website and uploaded a video that contrasted scenes of natural New Zealand with shots of opencast coal mines.


Wednesday - Today is the last chance saloon when it comes to having a say on the government's Emissions Reduction Plan. Get your submission in before the end of the day or forever hold your peace.

Closure of Marsden Point a disaster on every level: Social Credit

Tuesday - The closure of the Marsden Point oil refinery is a disaster on every level and a missed opportunity to create a green energy hub, according to Social Credit leader Chris Leitch.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, the Forest Owners' Association was predicting New Zealand would be selling carbon credits to Australia, Japan and parts of the United States and Canada, but not Europe.


Tuesday - Tomorrow is the final day you can have a say on the government's Emission's Reduction Plan. It's the most important climate related consultation of the year. Get to it.

Forest & Bird takes aim at government’s climate policies

22 Nov 21 - Forest & Bird has launched a billboard campaign taking aim at the government’s track record on climate change and the environment.


22 Nov 21 - Ten years ago, the price of carbon in Europe crashed to 8.05 Euros as countries dumped large quantities of their holdings.


22 Nov 21 - Just two days left to have your say on the government's Emission's Reduction Plan. It's the most important climate related consultation of the year. Get to it.

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