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Budget disappoints public transport advocates

Today 11:45am - By Jeremy Rose | Last weekend I caught the train out to Waikanae, cycled down to Paekakariki and then jumped back on a train to Wellington. All up it cost me just $10 – cheaper and a lot more pleasant than taking the car.

Waka Kotahi $15 million innovation fund aims to cut emissions

Today 11:45am - Waka Kotahi has launched a $15 million innovation fund aimed at reducing emissions, encouraging mode shift, and making the provision of transport more equitable.

Best by the rest...

Today 11:45am - In our Weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: academics respond to first Emissions Reduction Plan, blue carbon, wind and thermal touted as solutions to the climate crisis, and tax the rich to save the planet.

10 YEARS AGO...

Today 11:45am - Ten years ago, insurer Sovereign was the first company in New Zealand to buy the world’s first mass-produced, fully electric, zero-emission vehicle - the Nissan Leaf.

WORTH NOTING...

Today 11:45am - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Renewables share of electricity topped 90% in December quarter

Thursday - The renewable share of electricity generation was 90.7% in the December quarter of last year - the highest quarter since December 1995.

10 YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, low carbon prices had brought forest planting nearly to a stand-still, with the forestry industry saying planting for carbon was no longer economically viable.


WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Microplastics could worsen climate change

Wednesday - By Liz Kivi | An environmental physicist says plastics could be influencing climate change, potentially compounding the effect of greenhouse gases.

New JOLT EV charging network for NZ

Wednesday - Australian company JOLT is partnering with Mitre 10 to roll out a network of free, fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers around New Zealand.

10 YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, $365 million worth of new tech was planned to reduce emissions at Marsden Point oil refinery.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

ERP: Oppposition politicians respond

Tuesday - The National Party has condemned much of the first Emissions Reduction Plan, released yesterday, as corporate welfare but welcomed the announcement that $710 million had been earmarked for helping...

ERP: Experts respond

Tuesday - Some experts welcomed yesterday’s Emissions Reduction Plan as a positive step, however others see it as full of missed opportunities.

ERP: Lobby groups respond

Tuesday - The nation’s lobby groups have responded to the release of the government’s first Emission Reduction’s Plan with a flood of press releases. What follows is a summary of some of the praise,...

10 YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand law firm James and Wells Intellectual Property was the first in the world to achieve international Cemars emissions reduction scheme certification.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

$2.9 billion allocated to reducing emission over the next four years

Wellington's electric ferry Ika Rere on the morning the first emissions reduction plan is revealed.

Monday - Critics will dismiss it as little more than a speed bump on the highway to climate catastrophe while its supporters will welcome it as a multi-modal map to a net carbon zero New Zealand in 2050.

Solar farm promises continue to grow as does scepticism

Monday - By Ian Llewellyn -Energy and Environment | YET more companies have expressed interest in building a vast array of solar farms. However, there is scepticism that many will come to fruition with one...


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Meet the experts behind NZ’s first national space mission

Thursday - Media Release - Experts behind New Zealand’s first government-funded space...

Rapid bus lanes and a new cycling network in the works in Hamilton

Wednesday - Media Release - Rapid bus lanes and cycling networks could be the future of...

Pacific climate warrior wins 2022 Global Citizen Award

Photo Credit: RNZ

13 May 22 - Media Release - Brianna Fruean, a Samoan Pacific Climate Warrior and...

Kiwis confident about move to low carbon economy

12 May 22 - Media Release - New Zealanders are feeling confident about the nation’s...

Tackling climate change with ‘carbon negative’ green hydrogen

University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineers Professor Shusheng Pang (left) and Associate Professor Alex Yip.

10 May 22 - Media Release - Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are developing...

All coal boilers to be removed from schools

9 May 22 - Media Release - Thanks to a $10 million dollar investment, all remaining coal...

Strong support for Auckland climate levy

Photo Credit: RNZ

5 May 22 - Media Release - Aucklanders overwhelmingly back a proposed Climate Action...

As world burns, military spending tops $2 trillion

26 Apr 22 - Media Release - As the world burns and sea levels rise, global military...

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