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Businesses reluctant to factor in carbon prices

9 Aug 18 - Carbon prices rarely influence businessesí decisions to install energy-efficient plant, according to a new report examining the marketís failure to drive down greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector.

Experts predict the arrival of Hothouse Earth

8 Aug 18 - Allowing the world to warm by even 2deg could threaten the existence of humans.

How ignoring climate change will cost us billions

7 Aug 18 - Unchecked climate change will cost New Zealand nearly $6 billion a year in lost earnings, researchers have calculated.

KiwiRail sees exciting future for hydrogen trains

3 Aug 18 - Hydrogen-powered trains could play a big part in cutting New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions, KiwiRail says.

STATS SHOW: Shaw about to change the story

31 Jul 18 - Green Party co-leader James Shaw might be the climate minister, but itís in his statistics portfolio that he is about to change everything.

Bridges ignores climate change in party address

30 Jul 18 - National Party leader Simon Bridges is promising to have ďthe best ideasĒ on the environment.

Big investors call for low-carbon roadmap

25 Jul 18 - New Zealand and Australian investors with $10 trillion worth of assets are calling for a suite of policies to direct finance into the low-carbon economy.


Parties eye early start to zero-carbon talks

23 Jul 18 - Cross-party talks on the Zero Carbon Bill could be under way within a month.

Shaw applauds China's work on climate change

20 Jul 18 - Chinaís action on climate change makes New Zealand look like its ďpussy-footing aroundĒ, says climate minister James Shaw.

Latest ETS review kicks off next month

18 Jul 18 - Consultation on the next review of the Emissions Trading Scheme will start next month.

Ngai Tahu targets a million native trees

17 Jul 18 - Ngai Tahu is planting a million native trees and converting some of its farms to horticulture as part of its strategy to deal with climate change.

Banks face divestment pressure from councils

16 Jul 18 - Banks can expect pressure from the countryís largest urban authorities to get their money out of fossil-fuel investment.

Act or face financial crisis, warns leading banker

Adrian Orr

13 Jul 18 - New central bank head Adrian Orr is warning of financial crisis and mass social unrest if the world doesnít urgently address climate change.

Big Business makes public climate promises

12 Jul 18 - Details of support for the Zero Carbon Bill by businesses responsible for half the countryís greenhouse gas emissions have emerged today.

We don't want to be like Australia, says Vector

6 Jul 18 - One of the 53 big companies stepping up to publicly support the Zero Carbon Bill says it doesnít want New Zealandís climate policy to end up like that of Australia.

We can use organic waste, says landfill operator

29 Jun 18 - Keeping organic waste out of rubbish dumps will double its carbon footprint and deny the country an important source of renewable energy, says the countryís largest landfill operator.

Big Business gets ready to back carbon neutrality

28 Jun 18 - Fifty-three of New Zealandís biggest companies - including major players in the farming, forestry and fishing industries - appear to be ready to announce their support for the Zero Carbon Bill.

Don't bet on the future of our cars being electric

27 Jun 18 - The future of low-emissions transport is not necessarily electric, car makers are telling the Government.

OPINION: Let's charge the high-emitting vehicles

Alastair Davis

27 Jun 18 - By Toyota NZ chief executive ALASTAIR DAVIS | The Productivity Commissionís draft on the move to a low-carbon emission economy through a Zero Carbon Act is a sound report on what lies ahead.


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