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Government might aim for more carbon cuts

Today 10:00am - The Government might increase New Zealandís 2030 emissions reduction target.

Our cities in the 30-year climate firing line

Wednesday - New Zealanders are among the billions of city dwellers who will be hit by the impacts of climate change within three decades, a new report shows.

OPINION: If energy grew on trees

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

History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

18 Jun 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridgesí offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

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.

Sustainable Business Network looks for winners

11 Jun 18 - Entries are open in this yearís Sustainable Business Network awards.

Government hears of $800 carbon price possibility

7 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of more than $800 a tonne will be needed if New Zealand doesnít tackle greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, the Government has been told.


Walking is good for you ... and for the planet

29 May 18 - Walking and cycling programmes in New Plymouth and Hastings are paying good returns on investment by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and improving health, a new study shows.

Tax system must go green, says enviro group

17 May 18 - Another organisation is telling the Government to shift the tax burden from the production of private wealth to the consumption of public wealth, aka the environment.

We're still talking electric locos, says minister

10 May 18 - KiwiRail says the new government hasnít told it to reverse plans to replace electric locomotives on the Main Trunk Line with diesel engines.

Auckland vows to free city centre of emissions

4 May 18 - Auckland is signing up to go fossil fuel-free, pledging to make the city centre emissions-free by 2030 and to clean up the bus fleet.

PROD COM REPORT: Nats to take a look

Todd Muller

27 Apr 18 - The Productivity Commissionís draft report will be high on the agenda for the National Partyís Bluegreens forum in Christchurch this weekend.

One debate that's now over

27 Apr 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Debate about whether New Zealand can decarbonise without going bankrupt should now be over.

OUR LAND: Trouble ahead ... but how much?

19 Apr 18 - Climate change will have long-term impacts on New Zealandís land-based industries and biodiversity Ė but we donít have enough information to predict what will happen.

We can do net-zero by 2050, says Prodcom

16 Apr 18 - New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions by 2050, the Productivity Commission says.

Emissions trimmed, but that's not the full story

13 Apr 18 - Increased hydro-electricity generation and a 1.5 million fall in the national sheep flock has led to a slight fall in New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ wants to see cuts in shipping emissions

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

Good transport in, bad transport out

4 Apr 18 - Frequent, affordable public transport is in and highways are out as the government battles to get New Zealandís runaway transport emissions under control.

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.


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