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OPINION: Empty half the Earth of its humans

22 Mar 18 - People tend to like cities, and have been congregating in them ever since the invention of agriculture, 10,000 or so years ago. That’s why we call it civilisation, explains science fiction writer KIM...

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

19 Mar 18 - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay...

OPINION: We should adopt the 'easy win' way

Brian Cox

22 Feb 18 - Government officials appear to be putting more effort into working out how to purchase international carbon credits than into reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, says Bioenergy...

OPINION: Kiwi consumers push sustainability

2 Feb 18 - New Zealand businesses that plan to wait for regulation before taking sustainability seriously are in for a rude awakening.

OPINION: Adaption versus mitigation

20 Jun 17 - Adaptation is about survival. Mitigation is about finding and implementing solutions to prevent the need to go into survival mode, says DR ANN SMITH chief executive of Enviro-Mark Solutions

OPINION: Just another attempt to spread confusion

13 Feb 17 - Senior climate scientist PROFESSOR JAMES RENWICK goes looking for the facts in the latest so-called scandal about climate change.

Tourism can make the world cleaner and greener

7 Feb 17 - OPINION | Tourism can be a force for good – depending how you do it, say World Tourism Organisation director-general TALEB RIFAI, United Nations Environment executive-director ERIK SOLHEIM and UNFCCC...

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Can waste solve the waste problem?

3 Feb 17 - OPINION | Aurecon's manufacturing market director Tim Plenderleith takes a glimpse at the future of manufacturing in a resource-constrained world.

LETTER: Stern Report 10 years later

2 Nov 16 - INTELLIGENCE for the carbon market, eh? - as you claim in today’s (Carbon News Oct 31) bit headed “Stern Words”.

The case for overhead charging of EVs

23 Jun 16 - IDTechEx chair Dr Peter Harrop makes a case for overhead charging for electric vehicles:

OPINION: Government is Johnny on the spot

Sean Weaver

16 May 16 - Imagine a rugby game where a group of very capable players tries to help one player called Johnny to simply catch the ball and run and score a try.

Can engineers change the world?

Susan Krumdieck

12 May 16 - Can technology solve the climate problem? Dr Susan P Krumdieck outlines her work on a new interdisciplinary practice called transition engineering: changing course one innovative project at a time.

OPINION: It's nuts to open more coal mines


15 Mar 16 - Work on the Denniston Plateau has now stopped. CINDY BAXTER, of Coal Action Network Aotearoa, argues that it’s a sign the coal industry is in its death throes.

OPINION: Our forest industry is heading south

Glen Mackie

23 Feb 16 - New Zealand’s third-largest export industry, forestry, is steadily shrinking.

There's nothing silly about photovoltaics in roads

22 Feb 16 - Installing photovoltaics in roads isn’t as daft as it sounds – especially if they are supported by roadside wind turbines and tethered multicopters, says IDTechEx chair Dr Peter Harrop.

The VW affair: It's about honesty and transparency

5 Oct 15 - As Volkswagen has found out, sustainability is about much more than promises to customers, says Professor FRANCISCO SZEKELY of the IMD Global Centre for Sustainability Leadership in Switzerland. It...

Our climate plan is inadequate

14 Sep 15 - Solar Living director JASON TOBIN and EnaSolar general manager TREVOR FOSTER on why the Government’s climate change plan is inadequate:

What really happened with Kyoto ERUs

7 Sep 15 - Emissions trading needs to be backed by ambitious targets, transparent reporting and international accountability if it is to be effective in tackling climate change.

It's time for packaging that cares about the future

17 Aug 15 - Our Daily Waste founder Dr SHARON McIVER on why how smart businesses are future-proofing by getting rid of plastic packaging now.

OPINION: New Zealand should be using its abundant renewable electricity generation capacity to power its transport fleet, argues BOB BINGHAM:

Bob Bingham ... we are very vulnerable.

25 May 15 - Oil is a fantastic high energy and very portable fuel and currently it’s very cheap In fact, it has almost always been cheap and plentiful and we have built a good life with it. So what’s the...

18 May 15  Why the Government's forestry policies are not working

11 May 15  Why we must join the clean energy race (and quickly)

11 May 15  Worth listening to …

23 Feb 15  New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

11 Jul 14  NORMAN: The longer we wait the more it will cost

27 Jun 14  Carbon tax won't fix troubled ETS, says report

20 Jun 14  Carbon tax call is all about playing politics

20 Jun 14  Big sports events can come with a high social price tag

13 Jun 14  Why we need clear emissions-reduction reporting

30 May 14  Beware the greenwashed air travel offer

9 May 14  Meltdown as ice-cream maker sides with campaigners

9 May 14  Why Australia has something to worry about

17 Apr 14  Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

28 Feb 14  Greens' solar policy breath of fresh air

20 Dec 13  FORUM: We don't want our landscapes to become movie fiction

6 Dec 13  OPINION: Future of coal calls for serious debate … not slogans

1 Feb 13  FORUM: Why is it so hard to change?

1 Feb 13  FORUM: '100% pure' is 100% damaging

14 Dec 12  Enter the new wave of extinctions

17 Aug 12  AL MORRISON: We've been too smug for too long

20 Jul 12  Our world in peril

22 Jun 12  Our masters in Europe

2 Mar 12  Antarctic call shonky, says ice-man Morgan

27 Jan 12  LIfe gets harder for the environment

28 Oct 11  Dodgy ... that's Auckland City investment

5 Aug 11  Is cleantech dead in the water?

29 Jul 11  Perfect storm behind the CER meltdown

15 Jul 11  Honda: How we are doing our bit

3 Jun 11  FORUM: Britain can't do it alone

6 May 11  FORUM: It's time to shut up and pay up

21 Apr 11  We can cut carbon ... so why fudge the figures?

1 Apr 11  FORUM: It's our job to think long term

25 Mar 11  Forum: How Israel watches its water

25 Mar 11  Forum: Why we must focus on the whole environment

21 Jan 11  FORUM: Signs of change

3 Dec 10  Cancun: The electricity isn't there

24 Sep 10  Peak Oil: We've been lying to you

10 Sep 10  FORUM: Can feed-in tariffs let everyone be an energy generator?

30 Jul 10  A nation run by cowards and thieves

2 Jul 10  Money-making Goldman Sachs points way to mass solar

2 Jul 10  FORUM: Half the story

18 Jun 10  Seven days that will forever change the energy game (and your portfolio)

4 Jun 10  FORUM: Federated Farmers on the ETS and more ...

14 May 10  Should we have tax cuts or extend emissions subsidies beyond 95%?

7 May 10  Why the Gulf oil spill doesn't matter

30 Apr 10  Two smart grid companies with IPO implications

16 Apr 10  Three green stocks that could double your money

9 Apr 10  COMMENT: It makes sense to do something

9 Apr 10  Where the real investment action is in off-shore energy

1 Apr 10  Cleantech investment: the numbers

26 Mar 10  The best way to profit from the electric car movement

19 Feb 10  US diddles while China sizzles

5 Feb 10  US cleantech stocks fall despite major market growth

5 Feb 10  Copenhagen - a letter from Gordon Brown

29 Jan 10  Will this senator kill renewables?

22 Jan 10  Come on, Kiwis, let’s ride the green wave

22 Jan 10  An alternative lesson from Copenhagen

4 Dec 09  The truth about climate change making you rich

27 Nov 09  Cleantech bigger money-maker than the internet

27 Nov 09  ETS: What Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says

27 Nov 09  ETS: Forest owners say deal is unjust

27 Nov 09  ETS: Federated Farmers praise handiwork

20 Nov 09  Forum: Taking agriculture forward with the Emissions Trading Scheme

13 Nov 09  FORUM: Britain stands shoulder to shoulder with Maldives on climate change

6 Nov 09  Forum: Why must New Zealand adopt the limitations of the Australian CPRS, asks EITG's Richard Hayes

6 Nov 09  FORUM: Country needs a change of focus

6 Nov 09  Environmental priorities must connect the dots, say Greens

9 Oct 09  COMMENT: Are farmers still denying climate change?

2 Oct 09  OPINION: The ETS and your business

23 Sep 09  FORUM: ETS is farmers' ball and chain

7 Aug 09  FORUM: Nick Smith doesn’t get it

7 Aug 09  FORUM: Chris Bryant, UK Foreign Affairs under-secretary

31 Jul 09  Forum: Cool heads still needed on global warming

24 Jul 09  Forum: Excluding agriculture from ETS neither principled nor smart

29 May 09  Forum: Cooler weather heats up debate

24 Apr 09  Opinion:

10 Mar 09  Forum: M-co chief on electricity review

6 Mar 09  FORUM: In praise of urban forests

27 Feb 09  Business NZ stance may not give Government support it needs on ETS

2 Dec 08  FORUM: Billions in benefits to flow from curing our million sick homes

28 Nov 08  FORUM: May our representatives not make us a laughing stock in Poznan

28 Nov 08  FORUM: How the world will look in 2025

25 Nov 08  FORUM: more wind means more power

21 Nov 08  FORUM: Run cars on green electricity

14 Nov 08  FORUM: O'Reilly on leadership group

31 Oct 08  FORUM: The flawed economics of nuclear power

10 Oct 08  FORUM: Institute of Forestry reply

19 Sep 08  FORUM: Is the door open for a carbon tax?

12 Sep 08  LETTER: Bad news for Ngai Tahu

12 Sep 08  LETTER: Crests' Poutu power project

11 Sep 08  FORUM: Biochar holds many of the answers for climate change

26 Aug 08  FORUM: The Cartarets - report from a sinking world

1 Aug 08  OPINION: Tackling climate change: who should pay?

18 Jul 08  Spending on science and innovation is best for combating climate change

18 Jul 08  Tracking the price of carbon

11 Jul 08  ANALYSIS: The NZIER and friends' poll slip is showing

8 Jul 08  Did the ETS really cause big business to leak?: the Dutch evidence

20 Jun 08  Letter to the editor: 'Carbon dioxide pollution'

17 Jun 08  Environmental sceptics overwhelmingly politicised, says study

10 Jun 08  FORUM: Despite global warming gloom, every cloud has a green lining

10 Jun 08  M-co: story on First Rand Bank-backed launch of NZ trading platform wrong

9 Jun 08  Guilt-free flying with carbon offsets - buyer beware

5 Jun 08  Widely varying figures on new jobs created by renewables

3 Jun 08  FORUM: Dog and Lemon man says electric car owners exposed to power shortage issues

30 May 08  Letter to the Editor: Wairarapa councils' backdoor windfarm ban irks

30 May 08  FORUM: Climate change sceptics call Government scientists "propagandists"

28 May 08  Parker's full speech on climate change effects and impacts assessment

27 May 08  Low-carbon economy – millions of new jobs?

22 May 08  Behind Latin America's Food Crisis

20 May 08  Who pays for climate change?

15 May 08  OPINION: Wind Farms: Powering Future or Destroying Past?

13 May 08  The Business Roundtable writes

12 May 08  Can National really make the tough calls on climate change?

7 May 08  Pandering, polluting, unprincipled – and popular

1 May 08  ANALYSIS: What you are not hearing from the NZIER and heavy emitters

23 Apr 08  ANALYSIS: Potential political fall out from Green’s shock coal policy

18 Apr 08  ANALYSIS: World food problem: Business as usual not an option

8 Apr 08  OPINION: The beginning of the end for coal

8 Apr 08  CARBON NEWS OPINION: How Goff and our food miles fretters are losing the consumer

31 Mar 08  OPINION - Mapp: No reason for local authorities to take over Vector

31 Mar 08  Roger Kerr: Saving the Planet Must Not Cost the Earth

25 Mar 08  Kelpie Wilson: The Rising Price of Coal

19 Mar 08  CARBON NEWS FORUM: BP Chief Executive - Action needed now to smooth transition to low carbon economy

12 Mar 08  Climate Change natural - unstoppable


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