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Ten years ago ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, the country’s largest locally owned energy company was calling for the Emissions Trading Scheme to be put on hold and replaced with a carbon tax in the interim.

Shipowners want out of 'unfair' ETS

Monday - Shipowners want out of the Emissions Trading Scheme, saying it won’t be fair if they have to pay twice for their emissions.

Treasury sees use for international credits

Friday - Treasury wants to retain the ability to use international carbon credits to meet New Zealand’s 2050 emissions reduction target, confidential papers show.

Plant waste key in new aviation fuel

Friday - Waste from plants and trees could soon be fueling jet planes.

Tiwai and dairying push up emissions from coal

Thursday - The firing up of an extra pot-line at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and a strong dairying season pushed up New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal.

Taranaki eyes future in hydrogen economy

19 Mar 19 - Taranaki is talking up the hydrogen economy to replace its petrochemical wealth.

New ultra-thin material seen as breakthrough

19 Mar 19 - A new ultra-thin film that absorbs solar energy could revolutionise the harvesting of solar thermal energy.


How emitters can't see the trees for the carbon

18 Mar 19 - Storing carbon in new native forests could help to bring down New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions and protect native species at the same time, researchers say.

Shaw now first stop for farm emissions action

James Shaw

15 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will now report directly to climate minister James Shaw on whether the agricultural sector should be liable for emissions under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Big emitters join hands to buy carbon forests

15 Mar 19 - Four of New Zealand’s largest emitters are joining forces to supply their own carbon credits to meet obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

CLIMATE CHAMPION: My struggle with the future

13 Mar 19 - Atmospheric physicist Professor James Renwick is struggling with the idea that the world might really delay action on climate change to the point of disaster.

OPINION: Wise words for the schoolkids

13 Mar 19 - This Friday’s strike by school students calling for action on climate change has the support of some of our wisest citizens. Wise Response Society secretary DUGALD MACTAVISH explains why.

Coal-fired stations deliver danger dust

13 Mar 19 - Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns, a new 15-year international study shows.

Shaw about to reveal climate policy timetable

James Shaw

12 Mar 19 - The Government will release details of its climate change policy timetable on Friday.

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.

Wind turbine pioneer slams NZ procrastination

11 Mar 19 - A wind turbine company set up to make New Zealand “the Denmark of the Southern Hemisphere” is barely surviving because New Zealand continues to prop up dying industries, its founder says.

Aussies polish off green (but not as clean) Kiwis

8 Mar 19 - It mightn’t be greener, but Australia is cleaner than New Zealand, a new report says.

Councils might have to consider emissions

David Parker

7 Mar 19 - Councils considering proposals under the Resource Management Act might soon have to take greenhouse gas emissions into account.

Sizzling summer comes in at No3 on hot list

6 Mar 19 - New Zealand has experienced two of the three hottest summers on record over the past two years.


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