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Cash for credits could cause taxpayer headache

Monday - Money instead of carbon credits was used to offset half the greenhouse gas emissions liable under the Emissions Trading Scheme last year - creating a potential financial liability for taxpayers.

We're worried and pessimistic about climate future

25 Jul 19 - New Zealanders are getting more worried about climate change, and most donít think weíll be able to cut our emissions in time to avoid its impacts.

Funds managers urge cement makers to act

25 Jul 19 - European funds managing $2 trillion in assets have called on cement companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, warning that a failure to do so could put their business models at risk.

Major polluter plans to cut emissions

23 Jul 19 - A New Zealand company whose products are responsible for more than a million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year says it is setting emissions reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement.

One flight emits as much as many people do in a year

23 Jul 19 - Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year.

POWERHOUSE: Pentagon gas emissions higher than Portugal

14 Jun 19 - The US creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defense operations alone than industrialised countries such as Sweden and Portugal.

Emissions from energy rise at fastest rate since 2011

13 Jun 19 - Carbon emissions from the global energy industry last year rose at the fastest rate in almost a decade.


Emissions pricing not working, says World Bank

11 Jun 19 - Just one per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are at prices likely to drive the emissions cuts needed to preserve life as we know it, the World Bank says.

Our businesses are catching on to sustainability

5 Jun 19 - Sustainability is now mainstream business in New Zealand, the Sustainable Business Council says.

Emitters choose to pay carbon fee to Govt

31 May 19 - More emitters this year are opting to pay the Government fee instead of surrendering carbon units, leaving the Government with a potential carbon deficit when it comes to meeting the countryís...

New guidelines, old loopholes in carbon accounting

15 May 19 - A major update on how countries measure greenhouse gas emissions has failed to address key weaknesses, particularly on bioenergy, campaigners say.

Tracking gas emissions just got easier

3 May 19 - Help is at hand for businesses and other organisations wanting to track their greenhouse gas emissions.

Transport mainly to blame as emissions rise

11 Apr 19 - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions are growing again, following the global trend.

Global CO2 levels highest for three million years

9 Apr 19 - German scientists have confirmed, once again, that carbon dioxide is reaching concentrations unprecedented on any human time scale, with CO2 levels in the atmosphere already higher than they have...

Global emissions hit record high in 2018

27 Mar 19 - Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a record high last year as energy demand and coal use increased, mainly in Asia.

Tiwai and dairying push up emissions from coal

21 Mar 19 - The firing up of an extra pot-line at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and a strong dairying season pushed up New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal.

Recycling alone not plastics solution

3 Dec 18 - Recycling alone will not solve New Zealandís plastics pollution problem Ė the country needs to use less, a new report says.

How ignoring climate change will cost us billions

7 Aug 18 - Unchecked climate change will cost New Zealand nearly $6 billion a year in lost earnings, researchers have calculated.

Hot summer leads to higher energy emissions

22 Jun 18 - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions from energy were up in the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year Ė with record temperatures meaning less water was available for...


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