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NET-ZERO REPORT: We can do more, says bioenergy industry

Friday - A cross-party report on how New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions in the second half of the century ignores some immediate opportunities, the Bioenergy Association says.

Companies queue to supply Air NZ with biofuels

17 Mar 17 - Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say they now have a shortlist of companies to supply them with biofuels.

Biofuels mix could see end of chemtrails in the sky

16 Mar 17 - Mixing biofuels into aviation gas cuts chemtrails, new research shows.

Back us and we'll build more plants, says Z biofuel

7 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s largest liquid-fuel retailer says it could build another six biodiesel plants – if it gets the right support.

Let's talk about emissions, fuels firm tells public

6 Mar 17 - A company whose products are responsible for 9 per cent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is asking the public what it can do to reduce them.

ENERGY REPORT: Great ideas but they're not happening

2 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s own scientists’ advice – that the country must move urgently to a low-carbon energy system – has been endorsed by the International Energy Agency, albeit in a sanitised way.

Flight to greener aviation fuel has hit turbulence

The Airbus 319 burns 640 gallons of fuel per hour | Nordroden

1 Mar 17 - When it comes to reducing carbon emissions, one of the biggest hurdles is the world’s addiction to flying.


Exxon predicts 25% rise in energy demand

25 Jan 17 - The world’s biggest oil conglomerate says it expects global energy demand to increase by a quarter in the next 23 years.

Electric vehicles drive to overtake biofuels

25 Jan 17 - By 2040, the number of electric cars in the world could have reached 715 million, says the International Energy Agency.

New emissions reduction plan business as usual

15 Dec 16 - The Government’s plan to cut the emissions intensity from industrial heat generation by 1 per cent a year is just business as usual, and will do little to achieve New Zealand’s Paris Agreement...

Sort out bioenergy, industry tells Government

8 Dec 16 - The ditching of plans for a large geothermally driven wood-processing plant in Northland shows why the Government must sort out New Zealand’s bioenergy plan, the industry says.

How NZ could become biofutures powerhouse

Brian Cox

5 Dec 16 - New Zealand could easily become a Queensland-style biofutures superpower, local industry leaders say.

Engineers turn old tyres into quality oil and fuel

1 Dec 16 - Old tyres can be completely recycled into low-emission diesel engine oil, says a team of engineers.

What Trump means for the future of energy and climate

11 Nov 16 - President … Donald … Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some getting used to.

Why NZ doesn't need foreign carbon credits

26 Sep 16 - New Zealand could meet its Paris Agreement pledge without using foreign carbon credits and develop a $6 billion industry at the same time, says the Bioenergy Association.

New patent boosts CO2 capture hopes

21 Sep 16 - A technology that could in theory catch 90 per cent of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations has been patented by US government scientists.

NZ lets economics rule environment policies

23 Aug 16 - Balancing the environment with development is tricky. One way for policymakers to include the value of ecosystems in development is to set limits for pollution and other environmental impacts, known...

Fonterra manager wins energy plaudits

Linda Thompson

15 Aug 16 - Fonterra energy manager Linda Thompson has been named Young Energy Professional of the Year 2016 at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards.

Our forests key to the future, say scientists

22 Jul 16 - Heavy-emitting businesses could be buying more than $500 million worth of forestry credits a year by 2025, says the Crown Research Institute Scion.


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