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Green transport set to rule cities by 2030

Thursday - From public transport to cycling, sustainable transport is on course to overtake driving in the world’s biggest cities within a decade, according to a new study.

We hate flight shame – but not enough to quit flying

7 Feb 20 - Despite flying being the single-fastest way to grow individual carbon footprints, people still want to fly. Passenger numbers even grew by 3.3 per cent globally last year alone.

Electric vehicle sales triple in Australia

7 Feb 20 - Electric vehicle sales in Australia more than tripled last year but were still far lower than in a majority of developed countries, industry data shows.

Rome airport pioneers eco-friendly tarmac

5 Feb 20 - Rome’s Fiumicino airport is testing a pioneering tarmac developed by an Italian company, made of a material that has twice the lifespan of traditional asphalt and is better for the environment.

GO ELECTRIC: The secret's in the sums

Professor Robert McLauchlan

4 Feb 20 - Do the maths, says Massey University applied mathematician Professor Robert McLauchlan, it really does make sense to get rid of your fossil-fueled car.

Buyers must be helped into EVs, says report

29 Jan 20 - The price of electric vehicles must be subsidised if New Zealand is to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement, a new report says.

Hybrids surge on to greenest cars list

29 Jan 20 - After several years of all-electric cars dominating the annual list of greenest vehicles, 2020 brings a surprise – a resurgence of the hybrid.

Only 3min flight, but Canada claims first for electric plane

12 Dec 19 - A plane billed as the first commercial aircraft running entirely on electricity has taken to the skies in Canada.

NZ will sign new ship emissions pact

5 Dec 19 - New Zealand will sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours.

Coffee, tea, or a bite of me?

5 Dec 19 - Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground.

Toyota tests the water on hydrogen vehicles

27 Nov 19 - Toyota New Zealand says it is testing the New Zealand market for hydrogen vehicles as part of a drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

You can care about the climate and still drive an SUV ... I do

26 Nov 19 - According to a recent report, SUVs are the second-biggest cause of the rise in global carbon dioxide emissions during the past decade.

Can carbon offsets tackle airlines’ emissions problem?

21 Nov 19 - Not everyone is convinced that climate sins can be absolved through projects based on simple carbon accounting.

DIRTY SECRETS: Space camera tells tale of shipping pollution

20 Nov 19 - Exhausts from dirty heavy oils used in ships leave a telltale trail of such dense cloud that they can be tracked from space.

IEA points finger at gas-guzzling SUVs

15 Nov 19 - The world’s thirst for oil will continue to grow over the next two decades, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least 2040, the IEA says.

Drivers love their e-cars, says BMW

12 Nov 19 - BMW has called for European policymakers to roll out electric vehicles on a massive scale, saying its customers are turning to e-cars - and loving them.

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen car

6 Nov 19 - Why is the clean, green hydrogen technology lagging far behind the hybrid and all-electric sectors of the car industry?

Volvo lands biggest order for e-buses

6 Nov 19 - Volvo Buses has received the largest single order for electric buses in Europe.

Why driverless cars won’t deliver a transport revolution

21 Oct 19 - The breathless hype around driverless electric vehicles once promised an urban transport “revolution”.

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NZ winery commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 80 per cent

23 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - YEALAND WINE GROUP: Yealands Wine Group has today announced its...

Wind energy crucial to EU's carbon neutrality

23 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE GLOBALDATA: The European Union, whose 28 members collectively...

Mercury Quarterly Operational Update - 3 months to Dec 31, 2019

23 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE MERCURY: Mercury maintained a prudent approach to risk management...

Vegetarianism in schools is entirely appropriate

21 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE NZ VEGETARIAN SOCIETY: The NZ Vegetarian Society has responded to...

Westpac NZ and Contact Energy agree first sustainability-linked loan

16 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE WESTPAC NZ & CONTACT ENERGY: Westpac NZ and Contact Energy have...

European cement industry strives for carbon-neutrality by 2050

16 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE CEMBUREAU: CEMBUREAU, the Association of the European cement...

Air NZ wins sustainable business award

25 Oct 19 - Air New Zealand has been recognised at the New Zealand Tourism Awards for its...

YHA celebrates carbon footprint reduction

23 Oct 19 - YHA New Zealand has reconfirmed its carboNZero certification by celebrating a...

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