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TEN YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, a group of New Zealand chief executives was talking to former World Bank chief economist Lord Nicholas Stern about how this country could lead the world in low-carbon technology.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, LanzaTech – then a New Zealand company – had signed a deal with one of China’s largest coal producers to make fuels and chemicals from waste.

TEN YEARS AGO...

31 Aug 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand companies were racing to develop sustainable plastics and polymers.

Doubts over green bonds’ impact in Asia’s low-carbon transition

28 Aug 20 - A new study has uncovered scant disclosure by green bond issuers of their environmental impact, and a lack of social safeguards to protect communities from unintended consequences of financed projects.

Low-carbon alternative to concrete buildings

25 Aug 20 - Scientists have developed a method to 3D-print greener buildings using local soil that they say has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry.

Downstream turns on the power

4 Aug 20 - Pumped-hydro, a "blind" focus on renewable electricity instead of cutting emissions from all energy systems, and the closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter are all on the agenda at this year's Downstream Conference. GAVIN EVANS of Businessdesk is there.

Big Hydro not the only way, says energy expert

Prof Ralph Sims

27 Jul 20 - Paying industry not to use electricity during peak demand should be considered as an alternative to a multi-billion-dollar new hydro scheme, an energy expert says.


Niwa crew goes wrestling with the buoys

22 Jul 20 - Coronavirus border restrictions mean six Niwa staff face four straight months at sea in a bid to keep an international ocean research project afloat.

Cars rule as virus shakes up travel trends

22 Jul 20 - As with other parts of the global economy, covid-19 has led to rapid changes in transport trends.

Australian flying car wins $1m grant

20 Jul 20 - The New South Wales government has awarded almost $1m from a regional grants fund to a company developing what deputy premier John Barilaro describes as an electric flying car.

How banks are trying to capture the green transition

17 Jul 20 - Private-sector banks in the UK should have a central role in financing climate action and supporting a just transition to a low carbon economy, says a new report.

Landfill costs will soar as dumping hits home

15 Jul 20 - The cost of dumping waste in landfills will rise as the Government tries to tackle the country’s mounting rubbish problem.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

15 Jul 20 - The Pre-Election Fiscal and Economic Update (known affectionately as the Prefu) will be released on August 20 – a month before the country goes to the polls.

Future of Big Industry uncertain, warns minister

Shane Jones

13 Jul 20 - The future of the Marsden Point oil refinery, the Glenbrook steel mill and large-scale wood processing are all at risk as New Zealand decarbonises, infrastructure and regional development minister...

Greens put pressure on coal-fired boilers

13 Jul 20 - The Green Party wants coal-fired industrial boilers outlawed within five years.

We'll need more building wood, say growers

Phil Taylor

7 Jul 20 - A push to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector will inevitably lead to more wood in buildings, forest owners say.

Livestock under pressure for nitrogen pollution

7 Jul 20 - The livestock sector is being singled out in new research for hugely increasing global nitrogen pollution.

Ministers advance with shovels at the ready

Shane Jones

1 Jul 20 - Infrastructure minister Shane Jones says New Zealand should be focusing its climate-change action on preparing for the impacts of a warming climate.

Parker whips home third leg of climate trifecta

26 Jun 20 - The third leg of the Government’s climate change legislation trifecta came home this week.


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