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Praising China’s carbon market shows how low the bar has fallen

Wednesday - China is planning the world’s biggest carbon market, but with little detail given for its design, praise for the scheme is premature.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $6.80

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.65 bid and $16.90 offered, after last fixing at $16.80.

Chokepoints threaten security of world's food supply

Wednesday - The world's food security is increasingly reliant on 14 "chokepoints" for trade, a think-tank report has warned.

Science splits ranks over fossil fuel phase-out

Wednesday - US academics are arguing with ferocity about how to achieve a fossil fuel phase out. But, for now, the debate is entirely academic.

French leader vows to stop oil and gas licences

Wednesday - The new French government has announced it will stop granting licences for new oil and gas exploration.

Six million in China just went 100% renewable for a week

Qutan temple, Qinghai province

Wednesday - Qinghai province in China has just used entirely renewable energy for seven days as part of a trial to prove that it is possible to use just green energy.

How is it possible to use more resources than we can replenish?

Wednesday - Since the 1970s, humans have used more resources than the planet can regenerate.


Paris agreement only way to save coral reefs

Wednesday - Greater emissions reductions and delivering on the Paris climate agreement are now “the only opportunity” to save coral reefs the world over from decline.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $16.50

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.30 bid and $16.70 offered, after last fixing at $16.50.

Energy major talks of falling fossil fuel demand

Tuesday - One of the world’s biggest energy companies sees problems ahead with falling fossil fuel demand and huge growth in renewables.

Ocean levels on the rise ... and quickly

Tuesday - Seas are rising faster, prompting scientists to warn that coastal adaptation plans should be put in place urgently.

Huge Iceland eruption mimics industrial emissions

Tuesday - The largest Iceland eruption in 230 years offers a unique look into how aerosols affect the atmosphere.

Organic farming might not cut climate risk

Tuesday - Organic farming does not always benefit the environment in the ways people expect, and might not avert climate change effects, scientists say.

LOOK WHO AGREE: Exxon, Hawking and Reagan’s men

Tuesday - What do ExxonMobil, Stephen Hawking, the Nature Conservancy, and Ronald Reagan’s secretary of Treasury and chief of staff have in common?

Apartment-dwellers can now join the solar boom

Tuesday - Australians who live in apartments have largely been locked out of the solar revolution by a minefield of red tape.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $16.50

Monday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.30 bid and $16.60 offered, after last fixing at $16.50.

Renewable energy no longer niche investment

Monday - Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as US President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal.

Censorship cry as Canberra hides emissions data

Monday - Australia's Climate Council is calling for the backlog of the nation’s emissions data to be urgently released, with the Federal Government failing to provide the nation’s quarterly data for more than...

US exiting climate pact will hurt small islands

Monday - To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the US pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle.


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