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NZ risks missing biofuels chance, says industry

Tuesday - New Zealand risks missing the chance to use biofuels to develop fuel independence and avoid buying costly international carbon credits, officials are being told.

Taxpayers give smelter credits worth $12m

Tuesday - Taxpayer-funded carbon credits were worth $12.1 million last year to Tiwai Point aluminium smelter operator Pacific Aluminium.

Air NZ joins space agency in climate watch

Tuesday - Air New Zealand is working with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration to monitor climate change in New Zealand.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, trans-Tasman fuel company Gull was using New Zealand’s carbon market as a testing ground for Australia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Tuesday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Fiji today and tomorrow, talking with Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama about climate change.

Z Energy worries about access to units

Monday - One of the country’s largest emitters fears there might not be enough carbon credits available for surrender in 2021.

Methane revelations might benefit our farmers

Monday - Revelations that fossil fuels are responsible for a greater percentage of methane in the atmosphere than was thought could be good news for New Zealand farmers – but only if the rest of the world is prompted to cut fossil-fuel extraction more quickly.


TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, State-owned KiwiRail was getting itself on track as an environmentally friendly transport company.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Monday - Auckland Council’s audit and risk committee meets today and says climate change mitigation and adaption continue to be top risks for the council, leading to potential environmental degradation,...

FRIDAY POLITICS: Ready, willing, and Abel

Steve Abel

Friday - By ADELIA HALLETT | A largely unheralded candidate selection in Auckland this week could prove pivotal in New Zealand’s climate politics.

Wellington again plugs electric buses

Friday - Wellington will get more electric buses as part of a drive to slash emissions.

Aucklanders take to public transport

Friday - Auckland’s public transport system is finally as popular as it was in the 1950s – albeit with five times the population.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, a coalition of big United States businesses working on climate change was falling apart.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Friday - You’ve got one week left to get in submissions on changes to the settings of the Emissions Trading Scheme and on the Government’s plans to accelerate the use of renewable energy.

Free carbon credits might get early overhaul

Thursday - The entire formula used to calculate how free many free carbon credits heavy emitters receive might be overhauled before the end of the year.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, a company behind plans for a tidal-power station on the Kaipara Harbour was warning that New Zealand was falling behind on clean-power development.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Thursday - Parliament’s Environment Committee is discussing changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme today, as well as the annual reports of the Environmental Protection Authority and Predator Free 2050.

Z Energy offers free deal on offsetting

19 Feb 20 - Z Energy is moving into the offsetting business – for free.

Funds back 110 more EV-charging stations

19 Feb 20 - Money towards another 110 electric-vehicle-charging stations has been announced this morning, bringing the number of Government-funded stations to more than 1000.


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