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Prod Com off course, says carbon tech company

1 May 18 - The Productivity Commission is badly under-estimating the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the steel and iron industries, says a New Zealand company with technology to do just that.

Industrial emissions can be cut - but it's not easy

30 Apr 18 - Soaring emissions from the industrial sector can be cut through improved efficiency and using lower-emissions fuels, but thereís no easy fix, the Productivity Commission says.

Here's why we need a carbon price cap of $100

Dr Roger Blakeley

29 Mar 18 - An immediate carbon price cap of $100 a tonne and a $25 price floor is needed if New Zealand is to be carbon-neutral by 2050, says former Environment Secretary Dr Roger Blakeley.

The wood world's talking about the Jones boy

22 Mar 18 - The wood industry is in love with its new forestry minister.

BREAKTHROUGH: Science gets to the heart of methane

20 Mar 18 - Scientists have sequenced the genomes of the micro-organisms that make sheep and cattle emit methane.

It happened 10 years ago ...

19 Mar 18 - Ö the Government was getting ready to plead New Zealandís case to allow the owners of pre-1990 forests to clear them without facing a carbon penalty, BP was warning against introducing a compulsory biofuels component into the nationís petrol and diesel supplies, Trustpower was finding a ready market for credits from its Tararua windfarm, Orcon founder Seeby Woodhouse was moving into carbon, and businesses wanted to be allowed to use credits from nuclear power plants.

Z aims for A-plus in transition to new energy

Mike Bennetts

28 Feb 18 - Mike Bennetts is determined his company, Z Energy, will not have a Kodak moment.


Biofuels need backing of the nation, says Scion

27 Feb 18 - New Zealand could run its heavy vehicles on locally produced low-carbon biofuels Ė but only if the country decides collectively to act.

OPINION: Biofuels not easy, but worth the effort

27 Feb 18 - Biofuels, liquid and gaseous, will have a role to play in moving towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by around mid-century in both New Zealand and globally, says Professor Ralph Sims.

Energy minister to get the word on biofuels

26 Feb 18 - Energy minister Megan Woods today will be told how the country can use biofuels to cut its burgeoning transport emissions.

Changing climate could bring bad news for broccoli

13 Feb 18 - The warming climate could spell trouble for cabbages and broccoli. Research out today shows that seed dispersal by brassicas will be affected by rising temperatures.

BEAN BUSES: In London, it's wake up and smell the traffic

23 Nov 17 - Seeking to curb toxic diesel fumes, London transport officials are hunting for new sources of energy for buses. The latest idea? Coffee grounds.

Fonterra intends to get rid of coal ... later

15 Nov 17 - Fonterra says it is turning its back on coal as part of a drive towards being carbon-neutral by 2050.

Brisbane aims to be centre for aviation biofuel

6 Oct 17 - Brisbane is set to become a hub for sustainable aviation fuel under an agreement between Virgin Australia and United States-based biofuel producer Gevo.

WATCHDOG WARNS: Act now or face 'great risk'

5 Oct 17 - New Zealand will be stuck with high-emitting technologies if it doesnít move to cut emissions soon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning.

E-vehicle policy lacking, say transport officials

28 Sep 17 - A second government department has said New Zealandís current electric vehicle policy wonít get people out of fossil fuel-driven cars.

What the parties say about climate change

29 Aug 17 - Three-and-a-bit weeks out from the general election, what do we know about the partiesí approach to climate change?

Greens put case for billion-dollar growth fund

17 Jul 17 - A billion-dollar Green Infrastructure Fund and New Zealand at net-zero emissions by 2050 will be priorities for the Green Party in government.

Science splits ranks over fossil fuel phase-out

28 Jun 17 - US academics are arguing with ferocity about how to achieve a fossil fuel phase out. But, for now, the debate is entirely academic.


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