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Road transport killing our clean-energy benefits

Today 9:00am - The climate benefits of New Zealandís increasing use of renewable electricity generation are being wiped out by our love affair with road transport.

Food industry is cooking the planet

Today 9:00am - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

Drought brings drop in greenhouse gas emissions

Friday - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly in 2015 - but only because a drought forced dairy farmers to cut production.

Cuts now will take heat out of climate shocks

Dave Frame

23 May 17 - Substantial cuts to greenhouse gas emissions now will prevent New Zealanders alive today being exposed to temperatures they have never experienced before, says the New Zealand lead author of research published today.

Go-slow shipping has problems, says minister

18 May 17 - Slow-steaming - the most effective method of cutting shipping emissions Ė will cause problems for New Zealandís fresh food exporters, Cabinet has been told.

Warming world threatens our ancient forests

16 May 17 - Failing to hold climate warming to 1.5deg could spell disaster for New Zealandís ancient West Coast podocarps forests, new research shows.

Officials look at pricing of agricultural emissions

4 May 17 - Officials are investigating whether a price should be put on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, despite the issue being specifically excluded from the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Humans better at rapid change than we think

4 May 17 - A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change.

Government acts on decarbonising the economy

3 May 17 - The Productivity Commission is to investigate the cost of decarbonising New Zealandís economy.

FACE THE FACTS: The Government has done little

Ralph Sims

28 Apr 17 - Two major reports on climate change Ė one on the likely impacts on New Zealand, the other on ways the country can cut emissions Ė were released a year ago by the countryís top scientific body, the...

Three ways to improve shippingís footprint

11 Apr 17 - Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship.

POWER POSERS: Energy industry worries and waits

7 Apr 17 - Uncertainty over the Governmentís plans to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change is keeping New Zealandís energy executives awake at night, says the World Energy Council.

Soon we could be driving on eggshells and tomato skins

4 Apr 17 - Researchers from Ohio State University have found a way to recycle food waste, specifically eggshells and tomato skin, into car tyres, replacing carbon black, a petroleum-based filler used in...

SIMON UPTON: Credits, caps and cross-party deals

3 Apr 17 - The man likely to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says there might not be enough international carbon credits available to meet New Zealandís Paris Agreement targets.

Some emissions rise ... some emissions fall

28 Mar 17 - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions from energy fell overall in the December quarter Ė but the rising use of liquid fossil fuels means emissions from transport are climbing.

NET-ZERO REPORT: We can do more, says bioenergy industry

24 Mar 17 - A cross-party report on how New Zealand can get to net-zero emissions in the second half of the century ignores some immediate opportunities, the Bioenergy Association says.

NET-ZERO REPORT: Pastoral farming must change

21 Mar 17 - New Zealand cannot cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and keep farming the way it is now.

Environment reports cast eye over NZ efforts

20 Mar 17 - Two major environmental reports and a new sustainability law are on the agenda this week.

Windfarms commercial director to run company

Roger Kerr-Newell

20 Mar 17 - NZ Windfarms says its new commercial director, John Worth, will assume full responsibility for the company's daily operations, taking over from acting chief executive Stuart Bauld.


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