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Giant aluminium smelter seals future with groundbreaking “reverse battery”

4 Jun 24 - Rio Tinto has sealed a groundbreaking electricity deal for the New Zealand Tiwai Point aluminium smelter – a combination of diversified renewables and demand response agreements that turns the smelter into a giant battery.

NASA launches small climate satellite to study earth’s poles

28 May 24 - The PREFIRE mission will gather data on how much heat the Arctic and Antarctica radiate into space and how this influences global climate.

Wind turbines pay back life cycle carbon emissions in less than two years, NZ study finds

21 May 24 - Wind turbines in New Zealand pay back their lifecycle carbon emissions after just 1.5 years of operation, researchers from Victoria University in Wellington have found.

Ecological overshoot is a ‘behavioural crisis’ and marketing is a solution: Study

26 Mar 24 - The current ecological crises facing our planet are extensively the result of a human behavioral crisis, according to a 2023 paper appearing in the journal Science Progress.

UK's TP ICAP to acquire New Zealand energy and carbon brokerage

21 Mar 24 - Broker TP ICAP, will acquire New Zealand-based gas, power and carbon brokerage firm Aotearea Energy, to give clients access to the New Zealand emissions trading market.

IKEA and New Zealand: “It’s like another kind of colonisation”

19 Mar 24 - IKEA has a target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030, compared to a baseline year of 2016.

In NZ, increasingly severe crackdowns on environmental protesters fail to deter climate activists

16 Oct 23 - State and federal governments from the U.S. to Australia have enacted legislation punishing disruptive demonstrators, but many have been emboldened by the repression.


Five solar projects to benefit 89 households

23 May 23 - Five community-level energy projects will soon provide renewable and more affordable energy to eighty-nine households.

Offsetting and carbon neutral claims in the dock

19 May 23 - By Ann Smith | COMMENT: Over the past few months, The Guardian has published five or more articles questioning the integrity of carbon offset projects that have been certified by well-known...

Taiwan diary: Getting there

23 Mar 23 - Carbon News editor Jeremy Rose is in Taiwan attending the Taipei Cycle show and talking to thought leaders in the climate change space. Over the next week he’ll be filing a regular diary updating us...

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2 Dec 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: Hapū and Greenpeace head back to court for stricter hydrogen rules; the moral problem with turning passenger rail into an...

Electricity system delivers unsustainable returns, low investment in renewables: unions

14 Nov 22 - The current electricity system disincentivises investment in renewables while delivering unsustainable dividends to shareholders in the four big electricity companies, a new report claims.

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11 Nov 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: The National Party say they will repeal the offshore oil and gas exploration ban if elected next year; concerns raised on...

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4 Nov 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: Climate Change Minister James Shaw blames court delay for inaction on tougher climate pledge; could fermentation replace...

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21 Oct 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best local climate coverage: Where is all the funding for climate change agri-tech? Mount Ruapehu goes into voluntary administration as climate change takes its toll;...

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14 Oct 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best local climate coverage: Stuff fact checks fossil fuel lobby claims; Newsroom crunches the numbers on the government's agricultural emissions proposal; and three...

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30 Sep 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: A former petrolhead in Dunedin is converting gas guzzling vehicles to electric; children in Vanuatu are taking to the streets...

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23 Sep 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: A biofuel mandate prompts economic and environmental criticism; new research in Australia reveals conservative voters care just...

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16 Sep 22 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: Keith Woodford investigates the carbon offset process in New Zealand; data shows that as petrol prices soared this year, sales...


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