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Farmers put climate worries on back burner

Friday - Climate change and the Emissions Trading Scheme have fallen down the list of things worrying farmers.

Ten years ago ...

Friday - Ten years ago, the development of a genetically modified grass backed by the New Zealand Government was being hailed as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from animals.

Emissions need multi-pronged action, says EDS

Thursday - The Emissions Trading Scheme alone will not drive the level of land-use change New Zealand will need to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.

It's heating up on land ... and sea

Thursday - Droughts affecting in the top of the South Island and top and west of the North Island are spreading, and sea temperatures are increasing, scientists say.

Ten years ago ...

Thursday - New Zealand clean-tech pioneer Aquaflow (now called NZT Fuels) was confident of raising $20 million from a share float.

Plastic waste our prime worry, survey shows

Wednesday - New Zealanders are capable of making the society-wide changes needed to tackle climate change – but at the moment they’re more focused on getting rid of plastic waste.

Ten years ago ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, some of New Zealand’s biggest emitters were seeking more time to make submissions on the National Government’s Emissions Trading Scheme review because they were worried submissions would not be heard.

Mâori want say in planting of marginal land

Tuesday - PLANS TO TURN farms on steep country into forests could see the Government run foul of Mâori economic development plans.

ROD ORAM: Todd Muller's big year out

Todd Muller

Tuesday - National Party climate spokesperson Todd Muller has been reflecting on his year in the role.

Ten years ago ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, a global shortage of people with skills in carbon accounting and verification risked exposing carbon markets to the sorts of scandals that had brought down companies like Enron, Tyco...

Methane should be carbon neutral, says Niwa

Monday - The Government’s top climate research organisation says New Zealand’s methane emissions from agriculture should be carbon-neutral.

Why solar generation will be a big player

Monday - Solar electricity generation has a big part to play in New Zealand’s low-carbon energy future, says the operator of the national grid.

Ten years ago ...

Monday - Ten years ago, New Zealand was being touted as the site for the world’s first industrial-scale biochar plant.

NZ tumbles down climate-action rankings

8 Feb 19 - New Zealand has fallen down the international rankings for action on climate change.

Ardern will go all out for low-carbon economy

8 Feb 19 - Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is at the top of the Government’s budget priorities this year.

Ten years ago ...

8 Feb 19 - Ten years ago, a British expert was advising New Zealand to incentivise the development of renewable-energy projects – especially wave energy.

Industrial power challenges ETS deal for farmers

7 Feb 19 - A Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement clause that guarantees farmers they will not pay as much as other sectors for their greenhouse gas emissions – if anything at all - is being challenged...

Ten years ago ...

7 Feb 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand’s first wood-to-bio-oil plant was about to open.

China is the big fish, says European ETS expert

Jos Delbeke
Photo Credit: EU

5 Feb 19 - Linkages between emissions trading scheme in Europe and New Zealand are on the agenda – but it’s China that Europe is really interested in.

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