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Hybrid cars join emissions reporting regime

16 Dec 16 - Hybrid cars have been brought into the voluntary greenhouse gas report regime for the first time.

Anxious oil countries look at low-carbon future

13 Dec 16 - Squeezed budgets and rising energy demand will significantly heighten the demand and use of renewable and energy efficiency technologies across the Middle East, says a new white paper.

ZERO EMISSIONS: Study will show us how to do it

Paul Sammon

9 Dec 16 - An international economist is in New Zealand preparing a report on how the country can cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

Emma Herd

6 Dec 16 - Australian investors want clear climate policy that delivers certainty – and access to international carbon markets, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Trump can't stop rising use of fossil fuels

Pete Kiernan

30 Nov 16 - Climate policies will keep chipping away at fossil fuels’ role as the mainstay of global energy use, despite Donald Trump’s appointment as United States president in 2017, according to a new report...

World needs major emissions cuts by 2020, says report

17 Nov 16 - All key sectors– including commercial agriculture – must have major emissions cuts under way by 2020 if the world is to keep global warming within the Paris Agreement’s 1.5deg limit, a new report...

Government prepares for 2030 carbon price of $152

8 Nov 16 - The Government is pricing carbon into its forward projections at up to $152 a tonne in 2030.

How companies get smart about climate change

15 Sep 16 - The Paris Agreement not only signalled social change but also sent the market a strong signal to move away from carbon-intensive investment.

Modified wood aims to save forests from the axe

15 Sep 16 - A hardwood substitute has been developed to effectively end the need to log native forests.

DIRTY DOZEN: Big firms who traded in cheap units

16 Aug 16 - Some of New Zealand’s largest carbon emitters, along with forestry companies and even iwi are among the organisations that used cheap EURs to meet their liabilities under the Emissions Trading...

It's not easy being green when you're poor

20 Jul 16 - The transition to a clean-energy future is upon us, as shown by the huge uptake of solar panels and by the Turnbull government’s decision to set up a A$1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund. But...

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.

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.

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.

2 Mar 16  Investors warn NZ of carbon over-protectionism

1 Mar 16  Green bond market aims to raise fighting fund

16 Nov 15  Business picking up the pace ahead of Paris summit

27 Oct 15  Cities are the key, says Auckland mayor

5 Oct 15  Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

5 Oct 15  Global experts talk low-carbon economy

28 Sep 15  Volkswagen budgets billions to stem cheating tide

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

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

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

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

17 Nov 14  New Australian report debunks coal industry myths

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

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

16 Sep 14  New York summit could be the turning point

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

1 Sep 14  Foresters like look of climate commission

25 Aug 14  New Zealand carbon quiet; European carbon firm

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  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

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

17 Mar 14  NZUS bounce of $2.90

28 Feb 14  Credibility key selling point for green economy

14 Feb 14  CDM verifier pulls out as market collapses

31 Jan 14  Investors question EU climate moves

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  WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

27 Sep 13  LanzaTech wins $4m US research grant

20 Sep 13  Smart Sydney landlords save millions

6 Sep 13  Our businesses must lead, says green champion

16 Aug 13  India laps up LanzaTech fuel process

9 Aug 13  California shuns linking emissions schemes

9 Aug 13  Feeling mad? Could be you’re feeling the heat

28 Jun 13  President promises to slash emissions

21 Jun 13  Prices force rethink of forestry carbon rules

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

17 May 13  Emissions windfall drops … by millions

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

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

28 Mar 13  Speculators suddenly see profit in carbon

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

8 Mar 13  Europe eyes ambitious restructure

1 Mar 13  Airport sets high energy cut goals

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

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

23 Nov 12  Gas emissions levels up by 20%, says UN

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  Europe on track to meet Kyoto targets

26 Oct 12  Carbon not quite a cot case yet

19 Oct 12  ETS 'disappointing and costly' decision

12 Oct 12  Why China is no longer the scapegoat

12 Oct 12  Forget that new laptop …upgrade the old one

28 Sep 12  Think carrot ... not stick

14 Sep 12  Experts urge action to save carbon market

14 Sep 12  Europe eyes limit on crop biofuels

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

17 Aug 12  Singapore aims to be green growth hub

3 Aug 12  London wins praise for green Olympics

20 Jul 12  Foresters might swap carbon for cows

13 Jul 12  EMPLOYMENT: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Specialist

6 Jul 12  What about us, ask forest owners

6 Jul 12  Special Carbon News rate for Dick Smith event

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

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

8 Jun 12  Jobs boom looms in clean energy

1 Jun 12  Australia eyes new energy standards

18 May 12  Carbon low brings halt to forest planting

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

5 Apr 12  Energy regulator reports for duty

23 Mar 12  Australia stands alone in low-carbon slide

23 Mar 12  Europe tells China to start own ETS

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

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

23 Sep 11  Why Asia-Pacific needs green revolution

16 Sep 11  ETS review: Weak scheme gets weaker

9 Sep 11  Greens push for Pacific climate action

2 Sep 11  Big business backs eucalypt biofuel

19 Aug 11  Cheap carbon takes emitters on buying spree

17 Jun 11  WWF calls for countries to act on carbon

17 Jun 11  World Bank tracks stalled carbon market

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

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

29 Apr 11  Clark urges businesses to go low carbon

21 Apr 11  NZ drags chain in drive for green growth

25 Mar 11  Workers take climate petition to Canberra

11 Feb 11  Combet: Australia must act to cut emissions

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

17 Dec 10  Britons pay more under sweeping power reforms

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

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

24 Sep 10  Toyota to build eco engines in Australia

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

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  UK must take radical action, warns watchdog

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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