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Energy shortfall defined, the gas scramble is on

Today 10:45am - Confirmation that current gas demand will outstrip supply over the next three years points to much higher gas prices, which will flow through to electricity prices, and a scramble for gas from business users who have no alternative fuels.

Jarden launches commtrade platform in Australia

Today 10:45am - Jarden is launching its renewables trading platform in Australia, looking to grow carbon credits trading as the energy transition continues.

ACT submits bill to stop regional councils considering climate impacts

Monday - ACT MP Mark Cameron has lodged a new member’s bill to stop regional councils from considering climate change impacts in consenting decisions.

Solar and battery use continues to rise

Monday - Solar generation and battery storage are rising rapidly according to analysts.

Reversing oil and gas exploration ban will increase emissions by 50Mt

Friday - The coalition government’s plan to lift a ban on oil and gas exploration will lead to an extra 51.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions up to 2050, according to the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment.

Govt funding cuts “throttling” climate work

Friday - A coalition of scientists say that the government axing half a billion dollars of science funding and scrapping more than 350 specialist science roles will sabotage vital work across climate, the environment, and farming.

Media round-up

Friday - In our weekly round-up of climate coverage in local media: Critics fear carbon capture will be used as a smokescreen; Government scales back coastal mapping project; and increasing speed limits will worsen pollution.

Climate strategy contradictory - or step in the right direction?

Thursday - A climate policy expert and IPCC lead author is concerned that progress on climate will be lost if the government doesn’t overhaul the Emissions Trading Scheme and introduce other complementary...

Govt must not lower ETS auction floor price

Thursday - By Nigel Brunel | OPINION: The coalition government has undermined confidence in our central mechanism to deal with climate change, the Emissions Trading Scheme, and needs to stop meddling and start...

Watts unveils five-point climate strategy

10 Jul 24 - Climate change minister Simon Watts this morning announced a strategy of “five core pillars” to deliver climate change goals.

Govt consulting on carbon capture framework

10 Jul 24 - The government is consulting on a proposed framework for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).

Govt’s regulatory breather doesn’t change pressure on farm emissions

9 Jul 24 - As the Government moves away from pricing farm emissions and looks to reduce methane targets, farmers are coming under increasing pressure from their customers to reduce all emissions.

Initial carbon trading boost following stockpile reduction

9 Jul 24 - There was an initial “flurry” of carbon units trading hands on the secondary market last week, following a government update revealing a 25 million decrease in the stockpile of units in private...

Investment sector must accelerate climate action – new research

9 Jul 24 - A survey of investors managing more than $230 billion suggests the sector is moving too slowly to bankroll climate action.

Meridian plans to ramp up new generation

8 Jul 24 - Meridian’s first investor day in three years was mainly an update on how it saw the sector and its business after the Tiwai Point smelter deal was finalised.

How much impact could past choices have on our emissions profile?

8 Jul 24 - By Robert McLachlan | New Zealand's CO2 emissions could have gone down 25% since 1990 - instead of up 25% - if we'd chosen to do things that other countries were already doing.

Govt won’t review transport policy despite legal threat: Brown

5 Jul 24 - By Liz Kivi | Minister of transport Simeon Brown says he won’t amend the government policy statement on land transport, despite Lawyers for Climate Action putting the government on notice that it was...

Digital token launched to encourage sustainable mahi

5 Jul 24 - By Jeremy Rose | Te Kautuku is a 930ha Māori land block on the far East Coast. Its natural ecosystems range from lowland forests to duneland, with wetlands and river systems connecting directly...

Media round-up

5 Jul 24 - In our weekly round-up of climate coverage in local media: Farmers told their customer base demands reduced emissions; government 'hypocrisy' on climate and mining; and is $3 billion actually a small...

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EDS launches recommendations for Climate Adaptation Act

Friday - Media release | The Environmental Defence Society has launched the final report...

Oceanic and coastal water temperatures highest recorded

10 Jul 24 - Media release | Between 2022 and 2023, oceanic and coastal waters around...

Climate change is making scientists reassess what is "normal"

4 Jul 24 - Media release | NIWA has completed a major project to analyse how New Zealand’s...

Contact to develop a grid-scale 100 MW battery in Auckland

3 Jul 24 - Media release | Contact Energy has answered calls for more energy storage by...

EQC becomes Natural Hazards Commission under new legislation

2 Jul 24 - Media release | The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has today become the Natural...

Report urges broader focus beyond household food waste

1 Jul 24 - Media release | The Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor (PMCSA), Dame Juliet...

Cookstove projects on hold as Verra investigates allegations

27 Jun 24 - Media release | Verra has been informed of allegations concerning actions by...

Wellington region's new low carbon transport strategy

26 Jun 24 - Media release | A new strategy released by Greater Wellington sets out a...

Kiwi drivers ready to embrace wireless EV technology

25 Jun 24 - Media release | Dynamic wireless charging technology allows electric vehicles...

Mayors come together to celebrate climate resource

24 Jun 24 - Media release | Two district mayors have come together to celebrate the...

Global survey reveals consensus for stronger climate action

24 Jun 24 - Media release | The overwhelming majority of people around the world want an...

Lodestone Energy partners with Haldon Station for continued expansion in the South Island

21 Jun 24 - Media release | Lodestone Energy, New Zealand’s leading solar generation...

Energy transition momentum slowing amid rising global volatility, new report finds

21 Jun 24 - Media release | European countries lead the World Economic Forum Energy...

Exposing ‘risks hiding in plain sight’ – accounting for offshore carbon credits

20 Jun 24 - Media release | The McGuinness Institute has published a discussion paper on...

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