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FULL OF BEANS: Pulses should fill the food basket

7 Jul 16 - Three years ago, the United Nations passed a resolution declaring 2016 the International Year of the Pulse.

Brexit hot air causes climate project problems

1 Jul 16 - The shock waves felt round the world at the UK’s decision in a referendum to leave the European Union will have unexpected consequences for some major projects linked to climate change.

Price floor or perish, experts tell European market

28 Jun 16 - Europe’s carbon market faces ruin without a price floor, an international think-tank says.

LanzaTech has role in global low-energy drive

13 Jun 16 - New Zealand-born LanzaTech is one of the businesses behind a new drive to get low-carbon sustainable fuels to the point where they make real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Australia’s low-emissions roadmap a trip to nowhere

30 May 16 - The Australian Government on Friday made a low-key announcement of its new Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. To be developed by the CSIRO, it will aim to “highlight areas of growth in Australia’s...

New report sees world of expanding carbon markets

26 May 16 - Carbon markets will expand on the back of the Paris Agreement, and carbon prices will need to rise to between $50 and $66 for the world to meet the climate change agreement’s goals, a new survey says.

Oil majors tread cautiously toward renewables

24 May 16 - The big oil companies’ on-off affair with renewable energies seems to be back on track.

Forest carbon storage risky, warns thinktank

Sir Alan Mark

12 May 16 - Storing carbon in forests is risky and should be used to meet no more than a fifth of New Zealand’s emissions reductions, says a group of prominent scientists and other New Zealanders.

Can we save the algae biofuel industry?

10 May 16 - Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help to reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels do.

Business backs stronger line on climate

Abbie Reynolds

20 Apr 16 - Business leaders say they hope this week’s signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change by New Zealand signals a stronger line on climate change action – with New Zealand reaching net-zero...

Greens want probe into future of Huntly

Gareth Hughes

4 Mar 16 - The Green Party is calling for an independent investigation into the best options for replacing coal-burning electricity generation at Huntly with cleaner alternatives.

Here's how we can make power plants green and beautiful

3 Mar 16 - Energy suppliers often refer to their industry as being caught in a 'trilemma', as people demand electricity that is both secure and cheap, while also being clean. But maybe it’s time to add a forth...

Investors warn NZ of carbon over-protectionism

2 Mar 16 - An organisation representing $1 trillion of investments is warning the New Zealand Government against the dangers of over-protectionism when it comes to carbon pricing.

Green bond market aims to raise fighting fund

1 Mar 16 - Businesses are setting up a global green bond market to raise finance to combat the effects of climate change.

US uses trade rules to hinder India’s solar hopes

29 Feb 16 - World trade regulations have been invoked by the US to challenge India’s ambitious programme to expand massively its renewable energy capacity and provide local jobs.

Why ETS examination should take the long view

Suzi Kerr

22 Feb 16 - Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust senior fellow SUZI KERR answers the key question posed in the Emissions Trading Scheme Review – should the carbon price cap and the one-for-two...

Perfect storm heads for fossil fuel assets

30 Nov 15 - The coal, oil and gas sectors have been warned that trillions of dollars of assets could be stranded if a global agreement on limiting climate change is reached at the UN summit in Paris.

Business picking up the pace ahead of Paris summit

16 Nov 15 - Twelve Australian companies last week committed to strong measures to tackle climate change at the Australian Climate Leadership Summit in Sydney.

Cities are the key, says Auckland mayor

Len Brown

27 Oct 15 - Cities will lead the drive on climate change, says Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

5 Oct 15 - Researchers have developed a battery that uses a common food additive to enable abundant solar and wind power to be stored cheaply and safely in homes and offices.

5 Oct 15  Global experts talk low-carbon economy

28 Sep 15  Volkswagen budgets billions to stem cheating tide

21 Sep 15  Making e-cars fun: why new Porsche runs on batteries

24 Aug 15  New figures show foresters deserting tree-planting

10 Aug 15  A carbon tax for South Africa: why a pragmatic approach makes sense

3 Aug 15  Fossil fuel industry still winning the investment war

13 Jul 15  Foresters see need for big ETS changes

8 Jun 15  Africa’s advocates say fossil fuel subsidies must go

4 May 15  It's simple, says action group, coal's day is done

4 May 15  Europe sets timetable to slash plastic bag use

20 Apr 15  Battery costs drop even faster as electric car sales keep rising

13 Apr 15  We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

23 Feb 15  New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15  Energy Union targets renewables subsidies, boosts idle coal plants

16 Feb 15  EU edges toward 2018 start date for carbon reform

9 Feb 15  Iwi leaders lose climate change champion

9 Feb 15  Canberra to get wind power from South Australia

1 Dec 14  Govt hopes Kyoto credits will cover emissions blow-out

1 Dec 14  Cities key to economic growth and fighting climate crisis

3 Nov 14  What the politicians said ...

3 Nov 14  At last, there's a glimpse of an ETS in Australia

3 Nov 14  Business leaders praise EU emissions deal

20 Oct 14  Kiwi savers want investments to do clean work

20 Oct 14  Fish-catching technique nets innovation award

6 Oct 14  We're wrong about waterways, admits Government

16 Sep 14  It's simple ... either you believe, or you don't

16 Sep 14  New York summit could be the turning point

8 Sep 14  New-energy groups join up to sell NZ credentials

1 Sep 14  NZ First backs iwi $600m carbon claim

1 Sep 14  Ten more years is too late, says Nobel winner

1 Sep 14  Foresters like look of climate commission

11 Aug 14  Why the Chinese leadership puts China first

1 Aug 14  Nuclear power champions paint rosy picture

18 Jul 14  What is the future of coal? It depends on which part of the world you’re talking about

18 Jul 14  Carbon tax repeal could leave businesses marooned

11 Jul 14  Billions in money pot could unlock clean energy deal

4 Jul 14  Why carbon tax proposal won't work

4 Jul 14  Bioenergy group praises Auckland action

27 Jun 14  Australian Senate likely to pass carbon tax repeal

27 Jun 14  Market watchdog welcomes Palmer move

13 Jun 14  Why we need clear emissions-reduction reporting

6 Jun 14  Obama climate move seen as a game-changer

6 Jun 14  Business group wants to green KiwiSaver

6 Jun 14  Why European carbon prices remain low

3 Jun 14  Greens: Climate change biggest issue world has faced

16 May 14  Coal use spiking climate mitigation costs

9 May 14  US businesses tread water on enviro issues

24 Apr 14  Climate policy and the need for clarity and certainty

17 Apr 14  Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

4 Apr 14  Tax credits deal fuels LanzaTech move to Illinois

4 Apr 14  Biofuels not a lasting solution, warns report

21 Mar 14  Carbon price breach of rights, says Maori leader

28 Feb 14  Credibility key selling point for green economy

14 Feb 14  CDM verifier pulls out as market collapses

10 Feb 14  Market quiet for Waitangi holiday

31 Jan 14  Investors question EU climate moves

22 Nov 13  EXCLUSIVE: Biofuels pioneer wants to go into production with refinery in NZ

22 Nov 13  Australia going back to coal, says report

1 Nov 13  California finds friends to fight climate change

1 Nov 13  Savers demand climate action from pension funds

25 Oct 13  Greens quiz minister on emissions reduction

18 Oct 13  Hydro power heads for growth period

18 Oct 13  WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

11 Oct 13  Greens vow to bring power to the people

27 Sep 13  LanzaTech wins $4m US research grant

20 Sep 13  Smart Sydney landlords save millions

13 Sep 13  Labour hopefuls and their green values

13 Sep 13  When small is best for NZ businesses

6 Sep 13  Our businesses must lead, says green champion

16 Aug 13  India laps up LanzaTech fuel process

16 Aug 13  China safe at top of wind power market

16 Aug 13  Google user’s carbon footprint equal to one mile drive in car

9 Aug 13  California shuns linking emissions schemes

9 Aug 13  Business eyes clean, green economy

2 Aug 13  NZ eyes move to natural capital cost

2 Aug 13  Biofuel brokers welcome Beehive backing

2 Aug 13  Green-building body gets new members

2 Aug 13  Here’s our electric car … and we’re serious, says BMW

2 Aug 13  NSW to host huge solar power plant

2 Aug 13  Travellers prefer green hotels

2 Aug 13  Your chance to show off at Otaki

12 Jul 13  Solar plane shows world what's possible, says UN chief

28 Jun 13  President promises to slash emissions

21 Jun 13  Prices force rethink of forestry carbon rules

21 Jun 13  Air NZ in Paris to show off new green aircraft

7 Jun 13  WWF seeks $40b to back renewable energy

7 Jun 13  Car pollution claims misleading, report says

7 Jun 13  Little eco powerhouse wins best engine award

31 May 13  Countries plug in to sustainable energy

24 May 13  Battery pioneer excites hybrid car makers

17 May 13  Emissions windfall drops … by millions

17 May 13  Power sector warns of costly 'lost decade'

3 May 13  Businesses don’t get it, says green campaigner

19 Apr 13  NZ increases emissions ... by a lot

12 Apr 13  We're good at recycling glass ... but not good enough

28 Mar 13  Speculators suddenly see profit in carbon

28 Mar 13  NZ firms win solar fresh water contracts

15 Mar 13  Money worries stall Europe's e-car plans

8 Mar 13  Europe eyes ambitious restructure

1 Mar 13  Brussels abuzz as carbon vote falters

22 Feb 13  Question for PM: UN is serious, are you?

15 Feb 13  Cuts will delay low-carbon Europe

8 Feb 13  Manufacturers get help to cut emissions

8 Feb 13  Germans to build solar plant in Australia

1 Feb 13  Forest grants could make return

25 Jan 13  Low prices way out for pre-90 foresters

14 Dec 12  Organisers hail success of green Olympics

14 Dec 12  Tassie bright sparks show the way

23 Nov 12  Europe decides when a bicycle isn’t a bicycle

23 Nov 12  New TVs cut hundreds from energy bill, say makers

16 Nov 12  US leads energy race, says report

16 Nov 12  Greenies threaten to sue Netherlands

9 Nov 12  We must ramp up carbon cuts, says report

9 Nov 12  US forces going green to fuel military machine

9 Nov 12  Textile companies slash energy costs

9 Nov 12  EXPO: How to lower fuel and power prices

2 Nov 12  Forget today, think carbon 30 years out

2 Nov 12  Govt eyes better planting policies

26 Oct 12  Price flop not a good look, admits Smith

26 Oct 12  Bioenergy process bad, says report

26 Oct 12  Carbon not quite a cot case yet

19 Oct 12  ETS 'disappointing and costly' decision

19 Oct 12  LanzaTech does the business in Malaysia

12 Oct 12  Why China is no longer the scapegoat

28 Sep 12  Think carrot ... not stick

21 Sep 12  Is ETS a scheme or a scam, ask Greens

14 Sep 12  Europe eyes limit on crop biofuels

7 Sep 12  NZ emissions-cutter wins recognition

24 Aug 12  Most believe green is good for jobs

24 Aug 12  EXCLUSIVE: Carbon News readers can now get full climate report

3 Aug 12  London wins praise for green Olympics

20 Jul 12  Foresters might swap carbon for cows

20 Jul 12  Rare-earths monopoly worries US

6 Jul 12  What about us, ask forest owners

6 Jul 12  No more cloudy days for solar, say scientists

6 Jul 12  Special Carbon News rate for Dick Smith event

29 Jun 12  Rio pledges pass $500 billion mark

29 Jun 12  Right, says Ban, now get on with it

29 Jun 12  Rio shows how to have a conference with little paper

22 Jun 12  Banks vow to invest $175b in transport

15 Jun 12  Joyce slams businessmen's report

15 Jun 12  Farmers eye new deal on cow gases

15 Jun 12  Best green cars in a rapidly changing world

8 Jun 12  Industry eyes mega wood-fuel plant

8 Jun 12  Big business gets busy with bioenergy

8 Jun 12  Jobs boom looms in clean energy

1 Jun 12  Stand by for the golden age of gas

1 Jun 12  Australia eyes new energy standards

1 Jun 12  Warmer homes pay off, say Greens

18 May 12  Carbon low brings halt to forest planting

18 May 12  Banks need a shove to back green

18 May 12  Asia-Pacific must respond to survive

18 May 12  Window for switching credits closing fast'

11 May 12  She'll be right, Combet tells public

4 May 12  Koreans say yes to emissions trading

4 May 12  Crusher rescues glass from landfill

5 Apr 12  Energy regulator reports for duty

30 Mar 12  Carbon capture technology moves closer

23 Mar 12  Build pulp-biofuel plant, urges expert

23 Mar 12  Australia stands alone in low-carbon slide

23 Mar 12  Europe tells China to start own ETS

9 Mar 12  Businesses keen on clean tech classes

24 Feb 12  NZ could be centre for new fuel technology

24 Feb 12  Converting farmers like low carbon

17 Feb 12  Australia sets up energy aid packages

10 Feb 12  Green economy only way for Shearer

10 Feb 12  Talks connect to connection technologies

20 Jan 12  Prices force major forester to rethink

20 Jan 12  Business lobby says no to floor price

16 Dec 11  Poor prices will hurt government income

9 Dec 11  Business must take over, says green leader

4 Nov 11  We can capture carbon, says report

4 Nov 11  California scheme opens investment doors

14 Oct 11  Green industries essential, says UN

14 Oct 11  Abbott will eat his words, says CMS

23 Sep 11  Green jobs galore, promises Norman

23 Sep 11  Why Asia-Pacific needs green revolution

16 Sep 11  ETS review: Weak scheme gets weaker

9 Sep 11  NZ loses ground in world of good ideas

9 Sep 11  Greens push for Pacific climate action

2 Sep 11  Big business backs eucalypt biofuel

26 Aug 11  New Zealanders right behind sustainability

19 Aug 11  Cheap carbon takes emitters on buying spree

5 Aug 11  Coal has major role in power generation

29 Jul 11  Biofuel plan stagnates while Government dithers

22 Jul 11  What's in the Australian carbon tax for New Zealand?

8 Jul 11  Group to eye benefits of green brand

17 Jun 11  WWF calls for countries to act on carbon

17 Jun 11  World Bank tracks stalled carbon market

17 Jun 11  How the majors deal with sustainability

10 Jun 11  Wind energy now in the mainstream

3 Jun 11  Carbon tax soon, say Aussie Greens

3 Jun 11  FORUM: Britain can't do it alone

20 May 11  UK carbon budget sets course for cuts

20 May 11  Why world economies must go green

13 May 11  Budget lines up carbon price programmes

6 May 11  FORUM: It's time to shut up and pay up

6 May 11  EC outlines future system of free credits

21 Apr 11  NZ drags chain in drive for green growth

25 Mar 11  Workers take climate petition to Canberra

25 Mar 11  Forum: How Israel watches its water

18 Mar 11  Biodiesel co-op wants to expand

18 Mar 11  How Australia helps China to repair the damage

11 Mar 11  New Christchurch could show world the way

11 Feb 11  Clean-tech costs falling fast, says Garnaut

11 Feb 11  Combet: Australia must act to cut emissions

11 Feb 11  Public and private sectors must work together, says Charles

4 Feb 11  Swap old showerheads for new in Perth

17 Dec 10  CANCUN: Climate agreements at a glance

17 Dec 10  Britons pay more under sweeping power reforms

10 Dec 10  Let’s hear the truth about electric vehicles

19 Nov 10  Australia comes in at No2 in the dirty half-dozen

29 Oct 10  India, China smiling over climate change

29 Oct 10  Frankly speaking - Groser addresses Brazil conference

8 Oct 10  Greenpeace stages protest over oil drilling

24 Sep 10  UK green deal will make 250,000 jobs, says minister

24 Sep 10  Toyota to build eco engines in Australia

17 Sep 10  New-tech fridge shows what NZ firms can do

10 Sep 10  Stern: It's out there if you want it

10 Sep 10  UK launches investor forum to spur green finance

13 Aug 10  Tasman challenge: Cut emissions by 15 per cent

6 Aug 10  South Africa mulls over carbon tax at source

23 Jul 10  UK might miss boat, warns green watchdog

23 Jul 10  Sydney gets serious about bikes ... and e-cars

2 Jul 10  Obama optimistic on climate bill despite senate rifts

2 Jul 10  UK must take radical action, warns watchdog

2 Jul 10  Event: Energy Roundtable

2 Jul 10  Govt fails to provide climate-friendly choices, say Greens

25 Jun 10  Carbon trading heads off oil in Europe

25 Jun 10  APEC ministers set out energy targets

25 Jun 10  Taxpayers face $1.1 billion Kyoto liability, say authors

18 Jun 10  NZ ranks 57th in $6 trillion low-carbon market

18 Jun 10  New PM aims to slash Govt emissions

18 Jun 10  UK farmers show how to cut carbon

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