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United Future backs emissions trading

18 Sep 17 - United Future’s new leader says he supports the Emissions Trading Scheme, the Zero Carbon Act and wants New Zealand to be carbon netural by 2050.

PALMER PRESCRIPTION: Climate needs constitution

12 Sep 17 - If Sir Geoffrey Palmer had had his way, New Zealand would have already cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent.

Coalition candidates want to rid us of ETS

Jacinda Ardern

11 Sep 17 - Two of the parties that could be involved in any centre-left coalition after the election want to scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme.

FUEL FACT: We're burning more oil than ever

8 Sep 17 - New Zealand is burning more oil than ever, despite pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

CLIMATE CASE: National happy the way things are

6 Sep 17 - National is taking a business-as-usual approach to climate policy, warning that Labour and the Greens would go too far if they got into government.

BLACK-OUT: What was ministry advice on Kiwirail?

1 Sep 17 - Heavily redacted documents give little clue what advice the Ministry for the Environment gave the Government on the scrapping of KiwiRail's electric engines.

Business body names sustainability award finalists

31 Aug 17 - Finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Network awards have just been announced.


What the parties say about climate change

29 Aug 17 - Three-and-a-bit weeks out from the general election, what do we know about the parties’ approach to climate change?

EDITORIAL: Honestly, it just doesn't make sense

25 Aug 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | A plan to lift the speed limit on some roads to 110 kilometres an hour is the latest example of New Zealand’s lack of joined-up thinking on climate change.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS 2: Renewable energy.

25 Aug 17 - What will the political parties vying to run our country do about renewable energy?

Labour to throw switch on Kiwirail diesel plans

Michael Wood

23 Aug 17 - The Labour Party has told KiwiRail that if elected next month it will halt State-owned rail company’s plans to ditch electric locomotives on the main trunk line.

Intercity commuter trains would slash emissions

21 Aug 17 - A commuter-train service between Auckland and Hamilton could slash 6000 tonnes off New Zealand’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

Government changes mind and pushes for e-cars

14 Aug 17 - The Government is promising to make a third of its car fleet electric by 2021 – despite saying last year that cash-strapped government departments couldn’t afford to replace petrol cars, let alone...

THE COUNT: Jacinda has little effect

7 Aug 17 - New Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern has mentioned climate change a couple of times in passing, but the greatest issue facing humanity has yet to make it into her formal speeches and statements.

To be sure, Ireland's long on words and short on action

28 Jul 17 - There’s no shortage of good intentions in Ireland’s climate plan, but they are too vague to cut emissions significantly.

Mayors demand English acts on climate change

25 Jul 17 - New Zealand’s mayors want a national emissions reduction plan and a stocktake of the likely cost to the country of climate change – something Prime Minister Bill English has steadfastly rejected.

Officials work to cut shocking vehicle emissions

18 Jul 17 - Officials will put a plan to cut New Zealand’s appalling transport emissions to the Government before the end of the year.

THE COUNT: James Shaw takes Greens into the lead

17 Jul 17 - It’s runs on the board this week for two leaders in The Count, our weekly tally of public statements about climate change by party leaders in the lead-up to the general election.

E-cars selling, but not enough to make a difference

11 Jul 17 - New Zealanders are buying electric vehicles in “record” numbers, but they are not making a dent in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.


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