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OPINION: Ministers have gone deaf

30 Apr 18 - The Productivity Commission might be talking about big things from the energy sector, but the Government doesn’t seem to want to know, says Bioenergy Association chief executive BRIAN COX.

OPINION: What the shipping deal really means

20 Apr 18 - Real hard work is about to begin after last week's deal at the IMO, writes BILL HEMMINGS, shipping director at Transport & Environment, a sustainability NGO.

OPINION Language in a time of climate change

26 Mar 18 - Language bends and buckles under pressure of climate change, says Princeton University academic ROB NIXON. Take the adjective ‘glacial’.

OPINION: Empty half the Earth of its humans

22 Mar 18 - People tend to like cities, and have been congregating in them ever since the invention of agriculture, 10,000 or so years ago. That’s why we call it civilisation, explains science fiction writer KIM STANLEY ROBINSON.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

19 Mar 18 - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay New Zealand reaching its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target.

OPINION: We should adopt the 'easy win' way

Brian Cox

22 Feb 18 - Government officials appear to be putting more effort into working out how to purchase international carbon credits than into reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, says Bioenergy Association chief executive Brian Cox.

OPINION: Kiwi consumers push sustainability

2 Feb 18 - New Zealand businesses that plan to wait for regulation before taking sustainability seriously are in for a rude awakening.


OPINION: Adaption versus mitigation

20 Jun 17 - Adaptation is about survival. Mitigation is about finding and implementing solutions to prevent the need to go into survival mode, says DR ANN SMITH chief executive of Enviro-Mark Solutions

OPINION: Just another attempt to spread confusion

13 Feb 17 - Senior climate scientist PROFESSOR JAMES RENWICK goes looking for the facts in the latest so-called scandal about climate change.

Tourism can make the world cleaner and greener

7 Feb 17 - OPINION | Tourism can be a force for good – depending how you do it, say World Tourism Organisation director-general TALEB RIFAI, United Nations Environment executive-director ERIK SOLHEIM and UNFCCC...

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Can waste solve the waste problem?

3 Feb 17 - OPINION | Aurecon's manufacturing market director Tim Plenderleith takes a glimpse at the future of manufacturing in a resource-constrained world.

LETTER: Stern Report 10 years later

2 Nov 16 - INTELLIGENCE for the carbon market, eh? - as you claim in today’s (Carbon News Oct 31) bit headed “Stern Words”.

The case for overhead charging of EVs

23 Jun 16 - IDTechEx chair Dr Peter Harrop makes a case for overhead charging for electric vehicles:

OPINION: Government is Johnny on the spot

Sean Weaver

16 May 16 - Imagine a rugby game where a group of very capable players tries to help one player called Johnny to simply catch the ball and run and score a try.

Can engineers change the world?

Susan Krumdieck

12 May 16 - Can technology solve the climate problem? Dr Susan P Krumdieck outlines her work on a new interdisciplinary practice called transition engineering: changing course one innovative project at a time.

OPINION: It's nuts to open more coal mines

Denniston

15 Mar 16 - Work on the Denniston Plateau has now stopped. CINDY BAXTER, of Coal Action Network Aotearoa, argues that it’s a sign the coal industry is in its death throes.

OPINION: Our forest industry is heading south

Glen Mackie

23 Feb 16 - New Zealand’s third-largest export industry, forestry, is steadily shrinking.

There's nothing silly about photovoltaics in roads

22 Feb 16 - Installing photovoltaics in roads isn’t as daft as it sounds – especially if they are supported by roadside wind turbines and tethered multicopters, says IDTechEx chair Dr Peter Harrop.

The VW affair: It's about honesty and transparency

5 Oct 15 - As Volkswagen has found out, sustainability is about much more than promises to customers, says Professor FRANCISCO SZEKELY of the IMD Global Centre for Sustainability Leadership in Switzerland. It...


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