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Will blazing a low-carbon path pay off for California?

20 Feb 17 - President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing US greenhouse gas emissions.

Linking carbon market would be a clever move

1 Feb 17 - New Zealand could cut the cost of meeting its international emissions reductions targets by linking its carbon market to emerging markets in Asia.

Hybrid cars join emissions reporting regime

16 Dec 16 - Hybrid cars have been brought into the voluntary greenhouse gas report regime for the first time.

Anxious oil countries look at low-carbon future

13 Dec 16 - Squeezed budgets and rising energy demand will significantly heighten the demand and use of renewable and energy efficiency technologies across the Middle East, says a new white paper.

ZERO EMISSIONS: Study will show us how to do it

Paul Sammon

9 Dec 16 - An international economist is in New Zealand preparing a report on how the country can cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

Emma Herd

6 Dec 16 - Australian investors want clear climate policy that delivers certainty – and access to international carbon markets, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Trump can't stop rising use of fossil fuels

Pete Kiernan

30 Nov 16 - Climate policies will keep chipping away at fossil fuels’ role as the mainstay of global energy use, despite Donald Trump’s appointment as United States president in 2017, according to a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.


World needs major emissions cuts by 2020, says report

17 Nov 16 - All key sectors– including commercial agriculture – must have major emissions cuts under way by 2020 if the world is to keep global warming within the Paris Agreement’s 1.5deg limit, a new report...

Government prepares for 2030 carbon price of $152

8 Nov 16 - The Government is pricing carbon into its forward projections at up to $152 a tonne in 2030.

How companies get smart about climate change

15 Sep 16 - The Paris Agreement not only signalled social change but also sent the market a strong signal to move away from carbon-intensive investment.

Modified wood aims to save forests from the axe

15 Sep 16 - A hardwood substitute has been developed to effectively end the need to log native forests.

DIRTY DOZEN: Big firms who traded in cheap units

16 Aug 16 - Some of New Zealand’s largest carbon emitters, along with forestry companies and even iwi are among the organisations that used cheap EURs to meet their liabilities under the Emissions Trading...

It's not easy being green when you're poor

20 Jul 16 - The transition to a clean-energy future is upon us, as shown by the huge uptake of solar panels and by the Turnbull government’s decision to set up a A$1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund. But...

FULL OF BEANS: Pulses should fill the food basket

7 Jul 16 - Three years ago, the United Nations passed a resolution declaring 2016 the International Year of the Pulse.

Brexit hot air causes climate project problems

1 Jul 16 - The shock waves felt round the world at the UK’s decision in a referendum to leave the European Union will have unexpected consequences for some major projects linked to climate change.

Price floor or perish, experts tell European market

28 Jun 16 - Europe’s carbon market faces ruin without a price floor, an international think-tank says.

LanzaTech has role in global low-energy drive

13 Jun 16 - New Zealand-born LanzaTech is one of the businesses behind a new drive to get low-carbon sustainable fuels to the point where they make real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

New report sees world of expanding carbon markets

26 May 16 - Carbon markets will expand on the back of the Paris Agreement, and carbon prices will need to rise to between $50 and $66 for the world to meet the climate change agreement’s goals, a new survey says.

Oil majors tread cautiously toward renewables

24 May 16 - The big oil companies’ on-off affair with renewable energies seems to be back on track.


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