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Auckland lays out plan to combat climate crisis

Wednesday - Auckland Council has unveiled a plan it says will prepare the city to cope with the impacts of climate change and cut its emissions.

Farmers not alone in methane mix, say Nats

10 Jun 19 - The farming sector isnít the only industry that should be targeted for methane reductions, the National Party says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

17 May 19 - Ten years ago, the Government announced it was making $36 million available in subsidies for biodiesel, after earlier discontinuing the Biofuels Act requiring oil companies to sell a minimum amount of biofuels.

Q and A: The commissioner explains

Simon Upton

27 Mar 19 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton answers questions on yesterdayís report recommending big changes to the way New Zealand deals with greenhouse gas emissions.

Plant waste key in new aviation fuel

22 Mar 19 - Waste from plants and trees could soon be fueling jet planes.

Bioenergy body hails hospital move to wood

12 Mar 19 - A decision to replace two coal-fired boilers at Christchurch Hospital with boilers that burn wood will help to create confidence in the woody biomass market, the Bioenergy Association says.

Biomass energy could punch hole in emissions

28 Feb 19 - New Zealand could slash five million tonnes off its annual greenhouse gas emissions through the use of biomass energy in factories and for heavy transport, new figures show.


NZ tumbles down climate-action rankings

8 Feb 19 - New Zealand has fallen down the international rankings for action on climate change.

Ardern will go all out for low-carbon economy

8 Feb 19 - Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is at the top of the Governmentís budget priorities this year.

Industrial power challenges ETS deal for farmers

7 Feb 19 - A Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement clause that guarantees farmers they will not pay as much as other sectors for their greenhouse gas emissions Ė if anything at all - is being challenged...

Ten years ago ...

7 Feb 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealandís first wood-to-bio-oil plant was about to open.

Govt must show the way, says planning chief

30 Jan 19 - The head of the Planning Institute says the Government needs to step up and show the way for communities to plan for the impacts of climate change.

Ten years ago ...

25 Jan 19 - Farmers feared that a plant being used by Air New Zealand for biofuel would kill stock.

Tarrant to head Green Investment Fund

Cecilia Tarrant

5 Dec 18 - Angel investor and independent director Cecilia Tarrant is to head the Governmentís $100 million Green Investment Fund.

Scientists see new energy value in our forests

19 Nov 18 - Forestryís value to New Zealandís climate change effort is not in carbon storage but in powering the low-carbon economy, says our leading forest research institute.

Shipowners could face tougher emissions rules

8 Nov 18 - Ships operating in New Zealand might soon be liable to tough new rules on air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Oil and gas exploration ban becomes law

8 Nov 18 - New oil and gas exploration is now banned from New Zealandís waters and from most of its land.

Exploration ban close to becoming law

5 Nov 18 - The Governmentís partial ban on new oil and gas exploration could become law this week.

You're dreaming, business lobby tells Govt

2 Nov 18 - Business New Zealand doesnít support any of the Governmentís proposed 2050 emissions reduction targets, saying they are based on wishful thinking and magic.


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