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Drought brings drop in greenhouse gas emissions

Today 12:00pm - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly in 2015 - but only because a drought forced dairy farmers to cut production.

BUDGET: No boost for tree-planting

Today 12:00pm - The Government’s Budget will not get landowners planting trees on the scale needed to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement commitments, forest owners say.

BUDGET: Ice money will help climate work

Today 12:00pm - More money for research in Antarctica will help scientists to understand how global warming is affecting Antarctica, says Science New Zealand chief executive Anthony Scott

EDITORIAL: What this $14 billion figure is all about

Thursday - The $14.2 billion being bandied about this week as the cost of ­­­New Zealand's Paris Agreement pledge is not solely attributable to the purchase of international carbon credits.

Buying Euro credits would pay off, says trader

Nigel Brunel

Wednesday - New Zealand should hedge its international carbon risk by buying European carbon units, a broker says.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $16.80

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.50 bid and $16.85 offered, after last fixing at $16.80.

Cuts now will take heat out of climate shocks

Dave Frame

Tuesday - Substantial cuts to greenhouse gas emissions now will prevent New Zealanders alive today being exposed to temperatures they have never experienced before, says the New Zealand lead author of research published today.


Wood waste company wins $359,000 grant

Tuesday - A company turning wood waste into products like mulch and animal bedding has won a Government grant to help it to process bigger volumes.

NZ gives Fiji million-dollar handout for UN talks

Monday - New Zealand is giving Fiji $1.3 million and the services of our top climate ambassador to help to chair international climate negotiations later this year.

Scientists warn of more-frequent coastal flooding

Monday - Coastal floods will become much more common with even small rises in sea-levels, scientists say.

New Buller mines could emit CO2 of 3m cars

19 May 17 - Emissions resulting from potential new coal mines on the Buller plateau could put as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as another three million cars on New Zealand’s roads for the next 20...

Go-slow shipping has problems, says minister

18 May 17 - Slow-steaming - the most effective method of cutting shipping emissions – will cause problems for New Zealand’s fresh food exporters, Cabinet has been told.

TRUMP TACTICS: What Americans really, really want

18 May 17 - Fewer than a third of Americans support President Donald Trump’s rollback of clean energy plans, a new survey shows.

Warming world wiping out our prized penguin

Hoiho

17 May 17 - New Zealand’s Yellow-eyed penguins – the world’s rarest penguin - could be extinct on the mainland by 2060 as climate change puts extra pressure on the already endangered birds, scientists are...

Free credits cost taxpayers almost $1.7 billion

16 May 17 - Free carbon credits for trade-exposed heavy emitters have cost taxpayers nearly $1.7 billion.

Synthetic gases move will cut greenhouse emissions

15 May 17 - The Government is getting ready to enact provisions that will actually cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Wood energy project start less than spectacular

12 May 17 - The Wood Energy South energy efficiency programme has prevented just 530 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released, Parliament has heard.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Owners’ Association.

Don't waste this $50,000 opportunity ...

11 May 17 - Got a great idea to cut the amount of waste generated in New Zealand?


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