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Why carbon neutral means cutting all gases

Today 11:00am - Two of the three options in the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill discussion paper will not increase New Zealand’s current emissions reduction target, says a mathematician who has run the numbers.


Today 11:00am - Spot NZUs opened at $20.50 bid and $20.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $20.52.

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JAMES HANSEN: The world is failing miserably

Today 11:00am - Climate campaigner James Hansen, who gave a climate warning in 1988 US Senate testimony, says the world is failing and the real hoax is by leaders claiming to take action.

Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’

Today 11:00am - An extra $460 billion a year needs to be invested in the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit climate warming to 1.5deg, a new paper says.

Funds manager puts 84 global firms on notice

Today 11:00am - London-based Legal & General, which has close to £1 trillion worth of assets under management, has released its latest assessment of how 84 global corporations are responding to the risks posed by...

Macquarie offers £500m for sustainable projects

Today 11:00am - Australian investment group Macquarie has offered £500 million to finance green projects.

Norway eyes passenger flights after testing tiny electric plane

Today 11:00am - Norway has tested a two-seater electric plane and predicted a start to passenger flights by 2025 if new aviation technologies match a green shift that has made Norwegians the world’s top buyers of...

European banks launch green mortgage scheme

Today 11:00am - A group of 37 major European banks are joining forces to launch a new energy efficiency scheme.

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History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

Let's be clear - the future excludes fossil fuels

28 May 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Debate about the future of oil prospecting in New Zealand is ignoring one very important point - the world is facing an emissions crisis, and the future does not include...

One way or another, oil industry got the message

4 May 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Did the Government consult the oil industry before announcing there would be no new licences granted for oil and gas exploration?

One debate that's now over

27 Apr 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Debate about whether New Zealand can decarbonise without going bankrupt should now be over.

Ten years on, we're back where we began

19 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

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Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

23 Jan 18 - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

Auckland takes zero-waste world crown

6 Dec 17 - Auckland is one of 10 international cities honoured today at the C40 Cities...

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