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It pays off to pay landowners to keep trees

Today 10:00am - Paying landowners not to cut down trees is cheaper than the carbon-related costs the destruction of the forests would cause, new research shows.

Busy ministry delays work on emissions planning

Thursday - Planning to cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions in line with the countryís Paris Agreement commitments has been delayed because of the Ministry for the Environmentís heavy workload, confidential papers show.

Wood-for-coal switch would save us millions

14 Jul 17 - Using wood instead of coal to provide industrial heat would cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions by 460,000 tonnes and save more than $11 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Net-zero worthy target, says cross-party group

13 Jul 17 - The pan-political Globe climate group says cutting New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 is worth serious discussion.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Ministers get the word on ETS changes

5 Jul 17 - Official advice on changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme has made its way from officials to ministers.

State should show the way, says bioenergy group

Brian Cox

29 Jun 17 - The Government needs to put its new energy efficiency strategy into place Ė and State-owned operations are the place to start, says the Bioenergy Assocation.

Not so much coal about ... but we're burning more

23 Jun 17 - New Zealandís coal consumption is climbing.


Welcome to the sustainability revolution

20 Jun 17 - The winners of an annual worldwide competition to spread clean energy have been urged to see it as a sustainability revolution.

OPINION: Adaption versus mitigation

20 Jun 17 - Adaptation is about survival. Mitigation is about finding and implementing solutions to prevent the need to go into survival mode, says DR ANN SMITH chief executive of Enviro-Mark Solutions

What biofutures need is America's Cup energy

Brian Cox

13 Jun 17 - New Zealand could have a thriving biofutures industry, producing clean products from waste and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, if it put as much effort into addressing climate change as it puts...

There's no way we can plant our way out of trouble

30 May 17 - Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Food industry is cooking the planet

29 May 17 - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

BUDGET: No boost for tree-planting

26 May 17 - The Governmentís Budget will not get landowners planting trees on the scale needed to meet New Zealandís Paris Agreement commitments, forest owners say.

BUDGET BONUS: New money for emissions cuts

Paula Bennett

25 May 17 - The Government is putting $4 million into figuring out how New Zealand can cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Wood waste company wins $359,000 grant

23 May 17 - A company turning wood waste into products like mulch and animal bedding has won a Government grant to help it to process bigger volumes.

Wood energy project start less than spectacular

12 May 17 - The Wood Energy South energy efficiency programme has prevented just 530 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released, Parliament has heard.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Ownersí Association.

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

9 May 17 - Planting forests to clean up waterways could cut New Zealandís net greenhouse gas emissions from land use by 80 per cent.


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