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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $32.25

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $32.20 bid and $32.35 offered on CommTrade this morning after last fixing at $32.25.
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Carbon News national

Low-carbon cement the key, says GBC

Monday - New Zealand’s only cement producer is calling on local and central authorities to help it persuade the construction sector to accept lower-emissions cement.

ARDERN: Watch this space

Monday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is hinting at a major announcement on renewable energy.

Abandoned waste lands smelter company in court

Monday - The Environmental Defence Society is taking the operator of the Bluff aluminium smelter – one of the country’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases - to court over waste dumped in the old paper mill...

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, the first wave of emitters was entering the Emissions Trading Scheme.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

Monday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

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What an ocean hidden under Antarctica reveals about our future climate

Monday - Jules Verne sent his fictional submarine, the Nautilus, to the South Pole through a hidden ocean beneath a thick ice cap. Written 40 years before any explorer had reached the pole, his story was...

$10b of precious metals dumped each year in e-waste

Monday - At least $10 billion worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report.

Proud California dairy farmer takes it on the chin

Monday - Californian dairyman Scott Magneson just keeps on farming, despite the economic fallout from a pandemic and the extreme weather — floods, drought, wildfires — linked to climate change.

Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse

Friday - Air pollution is probably increasing the number and severity of covid-19 cases and could be important to managing the pandemic, experts say.

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Editorial comment

EDITORIAL: Into the red

15 Jun 20 - By ADELIA HALLETT | A rapid rise in the price of carbon could leave some of us facing winter without fresh tomatoes. But that’s as it should be.

EDITORIAL: All aboard!

14 May 20 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Whangarei Engineering Company – better known as Weco – was once the country’s biggest shipyard.

EDITORIAL: Loss of a leader

Jeanette Fitzsimons

6 Mar 20 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Jeanette Fitzsimons, the Green politician and activist who died last night, exemplified the environmentalists’ mantra of thinking globally and acting locally.

EDITORIAL: It's time to scare the horses

28 Jan 20 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | It’s 2020 – election year in New Zealand and the year global greenhouse gas emissions should peak if we’re to have a reasonable shot at keeping warming to 1.5deg.

EDITORIAL: Two to remember

13 Dec 19 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | This year will be remembered for two things – the passing of the zero-carbon act and the year in which our children got angry with us over climate change.

EDITORIAL: Right road, but the slow road

29 Nov 19 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | It must be tempting, if you’re in the New Zealand delegation at climate talks in Madrid next week, to rest on your laurels, take the pats on the back, bask in the...

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Monday - Sustainable Business Council: A new programme, which sets a firm course for the...

Feds telling their members they can’t sell land for forestry

Monday - MEDIA RELEASE - FOREST OWNERS ASSOCIATION - The Forest Owners Association is...

NZ winery commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 80 per cent

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Wind energy crucial to EU's carbon neutrality

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Vegetarianism in schools is entirely appropriate

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Westpac NZ and Contact Energy agree first sustainability-linked loan

16 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE WESTPAC NZ & CONTACT ENERGY: Westpac NZ and Contact Energy have...

European cement industry strives for carbon-neutrality by 2050

16 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE CEMBUREAU: CEMBUREAU, the Association of the European cement...

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