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Big Gas wants exploration ban put on hold

Today 9:00am - Five of the country’s biggest users of natural gas want the Government’s ban on exploration for new reserves put on hold while a “detailed” assessment of the role of gas is carried out.

Bioenergy will lead the way, predicts IEA

Thursday - “Modern” bioenergy will lead the global expansion of renewable energy up to 2023, the International Energy Agency says in its latest forecast.

Three decades later, Chernobyl goes solar

9 Oct 18 - Ukraine has unveiled a solar plant in Chernobyl, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago.

Wind-solar hybrid means 24-hour energy

8 Oct 18 - A power project in Ohio will take advantage of solar's midday burst of energy and wind's all-day power to provide more consistent clean energy to the grid.

Regional energy leaders to talk transition

2 Oct 18 - Political and energy sector leaders from across Asia and the Pacific will converge in Wellington later this month to talk about the implications on the region’s energy systems of the low-carbon transition.

Property company wins energy-saving award

27 Sep 18 - Installing energy-efficient lighting and heating systems in properties has seen Goodman Property Trust cut greenhouse gas emissions by 775 tonnes.

Wind and rain gives renewables a boost

21 Sep 18 - A wet and windy winter slashed New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation.


Exxon, Chevron join oil and gas climate alliance

21 Sep 18 - ExxonMobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum have joined a global group of oil giants aiming to limit their climate impact.

Shell announces methane emissions target

19 Sep 18 - Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to reduce methane emissions.

Clean energy can provide all electricity, says study

13 Sep 18 - All the electricity the world needs can come from clean energy, reliably and throughout the year and at any time of day or night, UK researchers say.

Why carbon removal is not enough to save climate

12 Sep 18 - Carbon removal from the atmosphere cannot match reducing emissions of greenhouse gases as a way of slowing global warming, US analysts say.

Low-carbon economy worth $26 trillion, says Stern

11 Sep 18 - Making the transition to a low-carbon economy has the potential to unlock $US26 trillion in benefits by 2030, says economist Lord Nicholas Stern.

Green power set to surge while fossil fuels decline

11 Sep 18 - Electricity is set to dominate energy demand by mid-century, doubling to a 45 per cent share, says a new report.

The world is not building enough green power

10 Sep 18 - All across the world, we hear uplifting stories that reflect the fast changes in the energy scene. Yet the Paris climate targets seem in jeopardy and most forecasts say not enough is being done.

Batteries could be made from paper ... and spit

7 Sep 18 - Scientists have found a way to make batteries from paper and spit. But don’t expect the batteries to power your electric vehicle.

Carbon-sucker wins new investment money

31 Aug 18 - A small Swiss company has won $31 million in new investment to suck carbon dioxide from thin air.

Fuel from wood great energy option, say scientists

29 Aug 18 - Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest-carbon energy options for New Zealand, Scion says.

Growth fund should back biofuel, says jet group

27 Aug 18 - The Government’s Provincial Growth Fund should be backing production in New Zealand of biofuel, says one of the players in a biojet consortium.

Z Energy buys chunk of electricity company

27 Aug 18 - Fuel retailer Z Energy is buying 70 per cent of an electricity supplier as part of a shift towards a low-carbon economy.


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