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Tough new water laws put heat on farmers

Today 1:00pm - Dairy farmers will have to disclosure how much synthetic nitrogen fertiliser they are putting on their land under new rules expected to clean up waterways and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ partners Singapore on new carbon markets

Today 1:00pm - New Zealand is to work with Singapore on developing international carbon markets and low-carbon technology such as hydrogen.

Climate change keeps sustainability staff busy

Today 1:00pm - Climate change is the top priority for sustainability professionals working in New Zealand, new research shows.

Why a bullet train could increase greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday - Bullet trains are back on Australia's political agenda. As the major parties look for ways to stimulate the economy after the COVID-19 crisis, Labor is again spruiking its vision of linking Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane with high-speed trains similar to the Eurostar, France’s TGV or Japan’s Shinkansen.

Electric bikes could halve transport emissions

Monday - Replacing just 20 per cent of car miles travelled with e-bike travel could cut Britain's greenhouse gas emissions from transport by up to eight million tonnes a year, new research shows.

POLITICS: It looks like more of the same

22 May 20 - The outcome of National’s leadership stoush today is unlikely to affect the party’s approach to climate policy.

Waste operator cuts gas emissions

22 May 20 - Waste Management has cut greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations – but emissions from the rubbish it deals with are climbing.


Regional rail wins funding for business case

22 May 20 - A proposal for new trains to replace diesel engines with electric and expand Wellington’s regional rail service has won Government funding – but only to see if the business case stacks up.

Hydrogen dream driven by greed, says expert

Steve Goldthorpe

21 May 20 - New Zealand’s dream of a hydrogen-powered economy is being driven by greedy oil industry investors and “enchanted” government officials, an energy analyst says.0

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

21 May 20 - Today is the last day for submissions on a new law aimed at smoothing out the supply of logs for the domestic wood industry.

Emissions slashed, but scientists issue warning

20 May 20 - The global economic shutdown caused by the covid-19 pandemic cut the world’s greenhouse gas by nearly 18 million tonnes a day – and the second-highest rate of reduction was in New Zealand.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

20 May 20 - Submissions on the Forestry (Regulation of Log Traders and Advisers) Amendment Bill, introduced as part of last week’s Budget, close tomorrow, when the Environment Select Committee will meet to...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

19 May 20 - MPs take a break from Parliament this week, but will be back in the House next week.

Everybody hold hands and get on with it, says SBC

Mike Burrell

18 May 20 - The Sustainable Business Council is calling for aa cross-party consensus over the spending of covid-19 pandemic recovery money on decarbonising the economy.

POLITICS: James Shaw dines out

15 May 20 - Climate minister James Shaw must be pinching himself; the $50 billion the Government is pouring into digging the country out of the covid-19 pandemic financial hole dwarfs what money he had secured...

HOW THEY SAW IT: reaction to the Budget

15 May 20 - Environmental Defence Society: A Green New Deal. Pleased with $1.1 billion to create 11,000 jobs “restoring the natural world”. Hopes this reset of economic thinking will flow through to the...

BUDGET: More money for infrastructure

14 May 20 - The Budget has come out with no real indication of the infrastructure projects the Government will back to stimulate the economy.

Industry blames Beehive for plant closure

Mike Bennetts

13 May 20 - New Zealand’s only large biodiesel plant is being mothballed in a move the industry says is a direct result of the Government’s failure to plan for the future of the country’s energy production.

Ammonia no wonder-fuel, says NZ expert

Prof Ralph Sims

13 May 20 - Ammonia is unlikely to become a wonder-fuel in the near future, a New Zealand energy expert says.


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