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Why all new buildings should be carbon-neutral

Thursday - Requiring all new buildings to be carbon-neutral is the most cost-effective emissions-reduction action New Zealand can take, the Government is being told.

Beware of cherry-picking, study tells businesses

28 Aug 18 - Companies might be cherry-picking sustainability measures that make them look good, with greenhouse gas emissions one of the least-reported factors.

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.

Latest ETS review kicks off next month

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

OPINION: If energy grew on trees

20 Jun 18 - By JONATHAN McKEOWN | It is always refreshing when structures and processes work as they were designed to. It’s an absolute triumph when it involves the public sector, an industry body and business.

Shaw invites Nats to work on Zero Carbon Act

James Shaw

12 Jun 18 - Climate minister James Shaw has invited the National Party to help him to draft the Zero Carbon Act.

NZ wants to see cuts in shipping emissions

9 Apr 18 - New Zealand is calling for deeper emissions cuts from the international shipping industry.


Here's why we need a carbon price cap of $100

Dr Roger Blakeley

29 Mar 18 - An immediate carbon price cap of $100 a tonne and a $25 price floor is needed if New Zealand is to be carbon-neutral by 2050, says former Environment Secretary Dr Roger Blakeley.

Z aims for A-plus in transition to new energy

Mike Bennetts

28 Feb 18 - Mike Bennetts is determined his company, Z Energy, will not have a Kodak moment.

Biofuels need backing of the nation, says Scion

27 Feb 18 - New Zealand could run its heavy vehicles on locally produced low-carbon biofuels – but only if the country decides collectively to act.

Yoogo is a-go-go in Christchurch

16 Feb 18 - The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure-battery electric cars has been launched in Christchurch.

Why now's the time for businesses to cost carbon

13 Feb 18 - Businesses are being told to price carbon into their forecasts now – regardless of whether they currently face a carbon price.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.22

31 Jan 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.20 bid and $21.40 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.22.

Business chiefs call for carbon transparency

11 Dec 17 - Leading chief financial officers, chairs of pension funds and the chief executives of global accounting bodies – including one from New Zealand - are calling for transparency about carbon exposure.

C'mon Kiwis, says economist, show the world how

Charles Kolstad

1 Dec 17 - New Zealand is being challenged to show the world how to decarbonise without tanking.

Rooftop gardens a game-changer for Wellington

3 Nov 17 - Wellingtonians want rooftop gardens – and the idea is being investigated by the city’s university.

Toyota urges NZ to get out of big-emitting cars

10 Oct 17 - New Zealanders are buying bigger cars, damaging the country’s chances of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, say Toyota New Zealand chief Alistair Davis.

Why we need a carbon price of $100 ... or more

5 Oct 17 - Carbon prices of $100 a tonne - and possibly as high as $225 – are being foreshadowed in a new report.

WATCHDOG WARNS: Act now or face 'great risk'

5 Oct 17 - New Zealand will be stuck with high-emitting technologies if it doesn’t move to cut emissions soon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning.


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