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New $100m ‘green’ industrial development for Auckland

2 Apr 24 - A $100 million industrial complex under construction in Auckland will incorporate low-carbon concrete and rainwater harvesting as well as generating its own solar electricity.

Offshore wind could create 10,000 jobs and add nearly $50b to GDP - study

20 Mar 24 - Developing an offshore wind energy industry will play a critical role in helping Aotearoa meet rising demand for clean energy as well as net zero commitments, according to a new study released today.

It’s now cheaper for Kiwis to go fully electric

18 Mar 24 - New Zealand is one of the first places in the world where electric appliances and vehicles are now more affordable than their fossil fuel equivalents, according to a new report.

Govt should have considered climate impacts of EV road user charges

13 Mar 24 - The government should have done a climate impacts assessment on its proposed road user charges for electric vehicles, with the new charges likely to lead to a significant increase in carbon emissions, according to an expert.

Canned govt fund delivered emissions reductions at half current carbon price

5 Mar 24 - By Vernon Small | The effective price the government paid for carbon emissions through the GIDI fund was about half – or less – than the current NZ unit spot price of $66.05.

BP among recipients of EECA low emission grants

22 Feb 24 - Fossil fuel giant BP is among the latest batch of recipients of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority's Low Emissions Transport Fund.

Best by the rest...

8 Dec 23 - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: COP28’s first Health Day points to what needs to change in NZ; Protecting climate refugees is more urgent than ever; And Subsidising petro-states to stop drilling oil and gas.


NZ signs up to US-led clean energy framework

21 Nov 23 - New Zealand is one of 14 countries in the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) that agreed to two more "pillars" of the initiative last week, covering cooperation on clean energy and...

Kiwi entrepreneur takes aim at plastic and carbon pollution from the global beverage industry

15 Nov 23 - Brianne West, founder of the hugely successful plastic-free beauty brand Ethique, is launching a new company aiming to stop the production of millions of single-use plastic drink bottles every year.

China’s emissions set to fall in 2024 after record growth in clean energy

14 Nov 23 - China’s carbon dioxide emissions are set to fall in 2024 and could be facing structural decline, due to record growth in the installation of new low-carbon energy sources.

Does the world have enough minerals for low-carbon electricity?

14 Nov 23 - Total reserves are not the issue – mine construction and geopolitical risks are likely to be larger barriers to progress.

Energy companies team up on windfarm ventures

27 Oct 23 - Manawa Energy is teaming up with Pioneer Energy on plans for a new 300 MW wind farm in South Otago, expected to cost $750m to $900m. And Meridian Energy and NZ Windfarms have agreed to a 50-50 joint...

PPA market needed to accelerate decarbonisation - Transpower

19 Oct 23 - Power Purchase Agreements between corporate energy users and renewable energy developers should enable investment in lower cost renewable electricity generation and drive faster electrification,...

Sustainable Business Network calls on incoming govt to step up

18 Oct 23 - The Sustainable Business Network is calling on the incoming Government to keep up action on sustainability.

Programme turns slash into cash

3 Oct 23 - Media release - An Edmund Hillary Fellow and Social Entrepreneur from Botswana has teamed up with EIT | Te Pukenga to help the Tairāwhiti and Wairoa communities eliminate slash and create...

Climate action could boost Auckland economy by $22 billion by 2050

29 Sep 23 - Decisive climate action could deliver $22 billion to Auckland’s regional economy by 2050, while lack of action could cost the region $800 million over the same period.

Shell CEO under pressure from within on renewables shift

29 Sep 23 - Shell's CEO Wael Sawan has come under pressure over his strategy from within the energy company after two employees issued a rare open letter urging him not to scale back investments in renewable...

Outgoing EECA boss on energy efficiency policy

25 Sep 23 - Despite the rapid expansion of the Government’s retrofitting housing for energy efficiency, there is still easily five years of work at the current pace to make a serious dent in improving New...

NZ’s climate emissions at historic low

20 Sep 23 - New Zealand is set to announce its lowest emissions this century, Climate Change minister James Shaw told the Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland yesterday.


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