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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $16.50

Monday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.30 bid and $16.60 offered, after last fixing at $16.50.

Renewable energy no longer niche investment

Monday - Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as US President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal.

Censorship cry as Canberra hides emissions data

Monday - Australia's Climate Council is calling for the backlog of the nation’s emissions data to be urgently released, with the Federal Government failing to provide the nation’s quarterly data for more than six months.

US exiting climate pact will hurt small islands

Monday - To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the US pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle.

Panasonic joins push to put solar on car roofs

Monday - Panasonic has started producing a 180-watt array of solar cells that can be put on the roof of a vehicle.

Safety of world seed vaults is crucial to food future

Monday - There is a fearful irony to recent news of flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.

Top banks still lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Friday - Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders.


Renewables investment by 2040 will be in the trillions

Friday - More than $10 trillion will be invested in new power generation capacity by 2040, of which nearly three-quarters will be in renewables.

Government action isn’t enough for climate change

Friday - Even if all the Paris Agreement nations do their part, governments alone can’t substantially reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change.

SUCKER PUNCH: Plant pulls CO2 directly from the air

Friday - On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, a Swiss firm has built the world’s first commercial plant to suck CO2 directly from the air.

Across the world, thousands of cities take up the climate call

Friday - Faced with pollution and rising sea levels, cities around the world are setting targets at a record pace.

CARBON CATCH-22: The pollution in our soil

Friday - Bad behaviour doesn’t usually have good consequences but our fossil fuel and fertiliser habits may have had some “good” environmental side-effects.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $16.50

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.30 bid and $16.60 offered, after last fixing at $16.50.

South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

Thursday - The new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in has committed his country to phasing out all coal and nuclear power stations suggesting a major change in energy policy for the Asian state.

You've got it wrong, new report tells Australia

Thursday - As Australia's Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian...

Big Oil backs Republicans' carbon tax proposal

Thursday - Oil giants ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Total are among a group of large corporations supporting a plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions.

Major businesses snap up renewable energy

Thursday - Major corporations such as Wal-Mart and General Motors have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy.

Big trouble brews in the birthplace of coffee

Thursday - Rising temperatures are set to wipe out half of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing areas, with loss of certain locations likened to France losing a great wine region.

In Phoenix, it's so hot the planes can't take off

Thursday - A heat wave across the American West has sent the mercury above 120degF in places like Phoenix - so hot some airlines have had to cancel flights.


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