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ERP: Oppposition politicians respond

Today 11:45am - The National Party has condemned much of the first Emissions Reduction Plan, released yesterday, as corporate welfare but welcomed the announcement that $710 million had been earmarked for helping agriculture to lower its emissions.

ERP: Experts respond

Today 11:45am - Some experts welcomed yesterday’s Emissions Reduction Plan as a positive step, however others see it as full of missed opportunities.

ERP: Lobby groups respond

Today 11:45am - The nation’s lobby groups have responded to the release of the government’s first Emission Reduction’s Plan with a flood of press releases. What follows is a summary of some of the praise, condemnation, and observations contained in that deluge.


Today 11:45am - Ten years ago, New Zealand law firm James and Wells Intellectual Property was the first in the world to achieve international Cemars emissions reduction scheme certification.


Today 11:45am - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

$2.9 billion allocated to reducing emission over the next four years

Wellington's electric ferry Ika Rere on the morning the first emissions reduction plan is revealed.

Monday - Critics will dismiss it as little more than a speed bump on the highway to climate catastrophe while its supporters will welcome it as a multi-modal map to a net carbon zero New Zealand in 2050.

Solar farm promises continue to grow as does scepticism

Monday - By Ian Llewellyn -Energy and Environment | YET more companies have expressed interest in building a vast array of solar farms. However, there is scepticism that many will come to fruition with one senior energy executive saying there is a lolly scramble for a limited amount of suitable land.


Monday - Ten years ago, low lake levels led to higher greenhouse gas emissions, with Huntly increasing output to fill the gap left by lower hydro generation.


Monday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Shaw worried carbon budgets don’t go far enough

Friday - “I know that there are those who will be worried that these emissions budgets do not go far enough. I'm one of them,” climate change minister James Shaw told Parliament yesterday in the opening...

Wellington’s flying fish soars above expectations

Friday - Wellington’s first fast EV ferry is still making waves after two months in service, proving lighter, faster, and more energy efficient than its creators anticipated.

Best by the rest...

Friday - In our Weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: Congestion charges coming to major cities; climate politics, both here and across the ditch; and how the climate crisis is...


Friday - Ten years ago, the ETS had shifted New Zealand towards net gains in afforestation, according to the-then climate change minister Tim Groser.


Friday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Overseas carbon liabilities to be included in Crown accounts in future

Thursday - Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Treasury is working on how to include the cost of meeting New Zealand’s Nationally Determined Contribution obligations in the Crown accounts, but it will take...

Permanent pine settings in the ETS divisive among Maori

Thursday - A research group says Maori in their area are opposed to including pine in the Emissions Trading Scheme’s (ETS) permanent forestry settings, despite Te Paati Maori declaring strong support of pine.


Thursday - Ten years ago, New Zealand officials were investigating ways to link the ETS to emerging Asia/Pacific markets.


Thursday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

Big players snaffle up bulk of NZUs at auction

11 May 22 - The top five successful bidders at the last NZ ETS auction snaffled up 78% of the NZUs on offer.

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Pacific climate warrior wins 2022 Global Citizen Award

Photo Credit: RNZ

Friday - Media Release - Brianna Fruean, a Samoan Pacific Climate Warrior and...

Kiwis confident about move to low carbon economy

Thursday - Media Release - New Zealanders are feeling confident about the nation’s...

Tackling climate change with ‘carbon negative’ green hydrogen

University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineers Professor Shusheng Pang (left) and Associate Professor Alex Yip.

10 May 22 - Media Release - Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are developing...

All coal boilers to be removed from schools

9 May 22 - Media Release - Thanks to a $10 million dollar investment, all remaining coal...

Strong support for Auckland climate levy

Photo Credit: RNZ

5 May 22 - Media Release - Aucklanders overwhelmingly back a proposed Climate Action...

As world burns, military spending tops $2 trillion

26 Apr 22 - Media Release - As the world burns and sea levels rise, global military...

GNS Science and Geo40 open new office in Japan

22 Apr 22 - Media Release - GNS Science and Geo40 have today announced a geothermal...

MTA says leave your car at home

21 Apr 22 - Media Release - The Motor Trade Association has some simple advice for Earth...

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