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Easy on methane means hard on other gases

Monday - New Zealand is facing a 41 per cent cut in emissions of most greenhouse gases by 2030 to meet its international promises.

Energy company brings solar to islands

Monday - New Zealand sustainable energy company Infratec has successfully completed a $16 million project to deliver reliable renewable energy to four islands in the Cooks.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, New Zealand was set to go in “guns blazing” to get forestry offsets included in the rules for the second period of the Kyoto Protocol.

Officials examine future of dodgy Russian credits

Friday - Officials are calculating the number of dodgy carbon credits New Zealand used in meeting its emissions reduction target, raising the prospect that the country might yet make good on its actions.

ON YER BIKE: Exercise great way to cut emissions

Friday - Getting New Zealanders out of their cars and on to their feet or bikes would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 194,000 tonnes a year, researchers say.

Why efficiency is the key to cheaper energy

Friday - Improving energy efficiency is a cheaper way of meeting New Zealand’s 100 per cent renewable electricity target than building new power stations, a Government agency says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, oil company Exxon Mobil said it was moving into biofuels.


Fonterra calls a halt to new coal-fired boilers

Thursday - FONTERRA is implementing an immediate ban on new coal-fired boilers, but says it is not yet ready to be coal-free.

UN hears call for sustainability voice in Cabinet

Abbie Reynolds

Thursday - New Zealand should have a Cabinet minister responsible for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations has been told.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, associate climate minister Tim Groser was hopeful some sort of agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol would be negotiated in Copenhagen later that year.

Pay the farmers now, says bioenergy lobby

17 Jul 19 - The Bioenergy Association wants farmers who cut greenhouse gas emissions to be eligible for carbon credits now.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

17 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was hopeful of making progress on the way greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture were treated in international climate agreements.

Farmers might get tradeable credits in ETS deal

16 Jul 19 - Farmers will face a price on emissions from 2025 at the latest, the Government says.

Government sticks with 100% renewables plan

16 Jul 19 - The Government is pushing ahead with plans to make New Zealand’s electricity generation 100 per cent renewable, despite advice from the Interim Climate Change Committee that it would be better to...

Zero-carbon submitters back 1.5deg target

16 Jul 19 - Submitters on the zero-carbon bill support a target of limiting warming to 1.5deg being enshrined in legislation.

Government cuts its fleet emissions

16 Jul 19 - Emissions from government vehicles are falling.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Al Gore

16 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, Al Gore was telling Australia to get on with carbon trading.

Labour Party pushes public to back carbon bill

15 Jul 19 - The Labour Party is building a campaign base to push through the zero-carbon legislation.

Think bioenergy for woodlots, farmers told

15 Jul 19 - Farmers facing falling log exports and prices for timber from woodlots are being urged to consider a new market – bioenergy.


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