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Labs busy finding new ways to power the world

Tuesday - Laboratories can make energy from greenhouse gases, power smartphones with their own radiation, and cut shipping costs naturally. And each could become reality.

Why solar generation will be a big player

11 Feb 19 - Solar electricity generation has a big part to play in New Zealand’s low-carbon energy future, says the operator of the national grid.

BP acts on shareholder demands

4 Feb 19 - BP will have to set out how its strategy and investments fit with targets to limit global temperature rise, under a new resolution.

Tiwai could lead way in new-deal aluminium

22 Jan 19 - The owner of New Zealand’s only aluminium smelter says the country could have a bright future producing low-emissions aluminium for a carbon-constrained world.

Govt gives Foodstuffs $1m for green vehicles

22 Jan 19 - Food giant Foodstuffs is to get more than a million dollars of public money as part of a drive towards low-emissions vehicles.

BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

11 Dec 18 - BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon targets in line with the Paris Agreement, as a green group seeks to repeat its success in pressuring Shell to set environmental benchmarks.

New round opens for Taranaki permits

29 Nov 18 - The process to issue new exploration permits in the last part of the country in which they are allowed is under way.

Biofuel land grab will squeeze nature’s space

22 Nov 18 - Growing enough greenery to provide cleaner fuel and slow climate change will need a biofuel land grab: a 10 to 30-fold rise in land devoted to green crops.

Dead fish new power behind high-polluting cruise ships

20 Nov 18 - Waste fish parts will be used to power ships in a new initiative to use green energy for polluting cruise liners.

NZ scientists work on safer batteries

16 Nov 18 - New Zealand researchers have created a new plant-based electrolyte that could be the key to making safer and more environmentally friendly batteries.

EECA wants feedback on $14m energy fund

14 Nov 18 - The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is seeking feedback on its proposed $14 million energy levy-funded activities for next year.

Oil and gas exploration ban becomes law

8 Nov 18 - New oil and gas exploration is now banned from New Zealand’s waters and from most of its land.

Big hydropower dams unsustainable, says study

8 Nov 18 - Large-scale hydropower dams are unsustainable in the developing world, according toi new research.

Compressed air could be our energy friend

30 Oct 18 - If energy storage were available at sufficiently low cost and high performance, renewable energy would rapidly displace all other generation forms.

Oil countries will have to change their ways

30 Oct 18 - A changing energy system is posing “critical questions” for many of the world’s largest oil and gas producing countries, the International Energy Agency says.

Hydrogen offers hope for island dwellers

29 Oct 18 - Hydrogen power and renewable energy offer hope to islanders and others in remote communities who now have to rely on fossil fuels.

Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes

25 Oct 18 - When high winds meet tall sails in the right place, something’s got to give. Offshore wind farms might lead to weakened hurricanes.

NZ signs hydrogen agreement with Japan

24 Oct 18 - New Zealand and Japan are working together to transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels with the signing of an agreement on hydrogen, says energy minister Megan Woods.

Solar is here to stay, but where are the boats?

24 Oct 18 - There's nothing novel about vehicles using alternatives to the internal combustion engine, but solar and battery-powered boats are rarely in the conversation.

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