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Musk unveils electric truck ... and a surprise sports car

Monday - Elon Musk has unveiled Tesla’s first electric semi-truck at an event in Los Angeles that also included the surprise reveal of a new Tesla sports car.

Contact Energy likes what it's doing with green bonds

10 Nov 17 - Contact Energy is getting a lot of attention for its pioneering green borrowing programme, certified by Climate Bonds Initiatives and launched in mid-August.

Auckland - clean power but lacking environmental protection

8 Nov 17 - New Zealand’s clean electricity supply has won Auckland 48th place in the 2017 Smart City Index – but its traffic congestion and lack of environmental protection have let it down.

Report: oil refineries will close as world decarbonises

7 Nov 17 - A quarter of global oil-refining capacity could become unviable and be forced to close by 2035 as a swelling tide of climate regulations and rapid advances in clean technologies cut oil demand, a new report shows.

5 things MFAT wants you to know about COP23

6 Nov 17 - INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS to put meat on the bones of the Paris Agreement start in Bonn today, with Fiji in the presidency.

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.

Changing climate threatens our water systems

27 Oct 17 - Much of New Zealand’s $20 billion worth of stormwater and wastewater systems will not cope with the impacts of climate change, an expert is warning.


Foreign credits bad call, warns ex-climate envoy

Dr Adrian Macey

16 Oct 17 - Spending up to $20 billion on buying foreign carbon credits will be a “severe imposition” on the economy and will delay New Zealand’s decarbonisation, warns our former climate ambassador.

FIRE FACT: Heat goes on the East Coast

10 Oct 17 - A large swathe of the East Coast will be at risk of fire for at least half of the year by the end of the century, a conference in Auckland has heard.

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.

E-vehicles could lead to more use of fossil fuels

2 Oct 17 - New Zealand will have to use fossil fuel-generated electricity to charge electric cars if it’s not careful, Canterbury electricity distribution company Orion is warning.

Z Energy backs car-sharing company

29 Sep 17 - Z Energy is investing in the carbon-positive car-sharing company Mevo.

E-vehicle policy lacking, say transport officials

28 Sep 17 - A second government department has said New Zealand’s current electric vehicle policy won’t get people out of fossil fuel-driven cars.

Carbon credits key to finding project capital

Bruc Scott

27 Sep 17 - Issuing carbon credits for schemes that cut greenhouse gas emissions could tip the balance in favour of projects like public transport, a consultant says.

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.


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