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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.

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.

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.

Global experts talk low-carbon economy

5 Oct 15 - International experts and institutions managing more than $1 trillion in funds gather in Melbourne this week talk about accelerating the shift to a low-carbon economy.

Volkswagen budgets billions to stem cheating tide

What’s next for VW?

28 Sep 15 - Volkswagen has set aside €6.5 billion to cover the costs of the growing scandal over cheating on emissions tests in the US.

New figures show foresters deserting tree-planting

24 Aug 15 - More of New Zealand’s post-1989 plantation forests are outside the Emissions Trading Scheme than are in it.

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

Major emitters of fossil fuels in South Africa are opposed to a carbon tax.

10 Aug 15 - The furore over the carbon tax in South Africa that is playing itself out both in public and behind closed doors is leading to an impasse.

Foresters see need for big ETS changes

13 Jul 15 - Major changes will need to be made to the Emissions Trading Scheme if New Zealand wants to meet its just-announced post-2020 emissions reduction target.

Africa’s advocates say fossil fuel subsidies must go

Schoolchildren studying by the light of a solar lamp in Tanzania.

8 Jun 15 - Developed countries should rapidly end subsidies for fossil fuels, says a group established to argue for equitable and sustainable development for Africa.

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

4 May 15 - Just five solar-power installation companies could create as many jobs as the Rotowaru coal mine, a new analysis says.

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

Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

13 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with an annual carbon hangover edging into the billions of dollars.

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

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

Energy Union targets renewables subsidies, boosts idle coal plants

23 Feb 15 - The European Commission’s overhaul of the EU electricity market will target national public support for renewables, while encouraging governments to pay energy companies in other member states for...

Iwi leaders lose climate change champion

Dr Apirana Mahuika ... influential.

9 Feb 15 - One of New Zealand’s most influential leaders on climate change has died.

Canberra to get wind power from South Australia

9 Feb 15 - A South Australian wind farm has won the bid to provide the Australian Capital Territory with renewable energy.

Govt hopes Kyoto credits will cover emissions blow-out

1 Dec 14 - The Government will use international Kyoto credits received in what’s known as the KP1 true-up to cover its 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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