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Z Energy offers free deal on offsetting

Today 10:00am - Z Energy is moving into the offsetting business – for free.

Funds back 110 more EV-charging stations

Today 10:00am - Money towards another 110 electric-vehicle-charging stations has been announced this morning, bringing the number of Government-funded stations to more than 1000.

Auckland's CityLink buses going electric

Today 10:00am - Buses in downtown Auckland are going electric.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Today 10:00am - Ten years ago, Australia was being criticised for a $60 billion, 10-year deal to supply 30 million tonnes of coal a year to run China’s coal-fired power stations.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Today 10:00am - Applications for the Government’s Low-Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund open today, with secure parking for electric bikes eligible for the first time.

Air NZ emissions climbing, says global report

Tuesday - Air New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than its emissions-reduction schemes are coping with, a new paper shows.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, aggregated bundles of New Zealand forestry credits were finding ready buyers overseas.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Tuesday - Greater Wellington Regional Council’s environment committee meets today to set environmental priorities.

ETS deal cuts oil refinery gas emissions

Monday - Greenhouse gas emissions from the Marsden Point oil refinery have fallen 20 per cent as a result of a deal exempting the refinery from the Emissions Trading Scheme, the company says.

Climate change low on Nats' question list

Monday - Fewer than five per cent of the written questions to Government ministers lodged this year are about climate change.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, members of John Key’s Cabinet were asking business leaders for information on climate change.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Monday - Cambridge University economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta will give a public talk in Wellington tomorrow on the economics of biodiversity (5.30pm-7pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, 23...

Row brews over free credits to heavy emitters

Friday - Tension is building over the allocation of free carbon credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.

Leaders (well, some of them) are talking climate change

Friday - Climate change was on the lips of the leaders of two of the five parties in Parliament when it resumed this week.

Government eyes new rules for inhibitors

Friday - The Government is considering introducing new rules to govern the use of inhibitors in agriculture to avoid a repeat of the 2013 DCD trade disaster.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, Korea was floating plans for a carbon tax. In 2015, it introduced an emissions trading scheme, which now covers 591 large emitting-companies.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Friday - Submissions close today on the Urban Development Bill, allowing what the Government calls better co-ordination of land, infrastructure and public assets in complex urban development projects.

Climate crisis looms as major election issue

13 Feb 20 - Climate change will be a major factor for more than a quarter of voters in this year’s general election, a new poll suggests.

Lack of global market hurts offsets investment

13 Feb 20 - The lack of a global carbon-trading market is holding back investment in offsets, a new report says.


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