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Coal being cleaned out of schools and hospitals

Thursday - State schools, hospitals and science institutes are moving out of coal.

Cut hydrogen red tape, urges business sector

4 Dec 19 - Businesses say a hydrogen-export industry drastically cutting emissions from fossil fuels could be stymied by red tape and a failure to recognise the value of “blue” hydrogen.

Coal-fired electricity set for biggest fall in four decades

29 Nov 19 - The world’s use of coal-fired electricity is on track for its biggest annual fall on record this year after more than four decades of near-uninterrupted growth that has stoked the global climate crisis.

The little windfarm that could ...

22 Nov 19 - It might not be on the scale of Mercury’s Turitea project, but New Zealand’s newest windfarm, on Stewart Island, will make a dent in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

We need to find ways to store extra energy

22 Nov 19 - When the grid depends on clean but sporadic natural resources like wind and the sun, we’re going to need ways to capture any extra energy they produce so we can use it later.

Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to make 1000deg heat

21 Nov 19 - Bill Gates is backing a venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1000degC that could help to replace fossil fuels.

Mercury gives green light to country's biggest windfarm

13 Nov 19 - Mercury is going ahead with plans to build the country’s largest windfarm.


Government wants info on biofuture of wood

1 Nov 19 - Government plans for a report into the potential to use wood to make bioproducts is being hailed by those pushing for a biofutures industry.

Renewables could grow 50% in next five years

23 Oct 19 - Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50 per cent in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy.

High carbon price has downside, says gentailer

17 Oct 19 - High carbon prices could hinder electrification of New Zealand’s energy sector, the country’s largest electricity retailer says.

Shell has no choice but to keep drilling, says CEO

16 Oct 19 - Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has warned of the consequences of rejecting oil and gas too quickly.

Fossil fuel industry has seen the future ... and it's plastic

14 Oct 19 - How will Big Oil adapt as fossil fuel demand wanes with the rise of renewable energy and battery power? The answer is plastic.

Why nuclear power is not the answer

1 Oct 19 - With new plants costing from five to 10 times more than renewable options, and taking far longer to build, nuclear power cannot help against global warming.

NZ sets new mark for coal-fired electricity

27 Sep 19 - New Zealand has burnt more coal to make electricity this winter than in any June quarter since 2014.

Thermal battery producer heats up storage market

10 Sep 19 - An Australian thermal energy storage company has reached in-principle agreements to pilot thermal batteries in the telecommunication and eco-housing industries.

Government has eye on hydrogen future

2 Sep 19 - Last week it was lithium and cobalt in the Government’s sights; this week it’s hydrogen.

There's plenty of renewable energy out there

30 Aug 19 - US and European researchers have shown the way to an era of cheap and plentiful renewable energy on a massive scale.

BP selling Alaska assets to troubled private firm

29 Aug 19 - BP is selling all of its Alaska operations to Hilcorp, a privately-owned company with a troubled safety and environmental track-record.

Todd Corporation sees big future for natural gas

14 Aug 19 - The country’s largest private energy company says gas should continue to play a large part in New Zealand’s energy mix - and that climate action shouldn’t come at the expense of economy or living...


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Air NZ wins sustainable business award

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YHA celebrates carbon footprint reduction

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Ports of Auckland buys world-first electric tug

5 Aug 19 - Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to...

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30 Jul 19 - Gene editing has a crucial role to play in reducing emissions to deal with...

LGNZ gets clear climate message from school activists

26 Jul 19 - School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder...

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