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Big power companies competing unfairly against local energy

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:52:17 +1200 | Molly Melhuish

The big electricity companies consider solar energy “disruptive” and want pricing to suppress it. In contrast, advocates of local energy say that solar, energy efficiency, and other local energy solutions are the cheapest ways to reduce carbon emissions.More >>

Government delays response on electricity prices

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:02:40 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government continues to drag out its reporting back on the Electricity Price Review and that’s causing frustration and increasing uncertainty for the industry, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says.More >>

Sunsonics Solar Tour Goes To Parliament

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:48:43 +1200 | Sunsonics

In support of Ollie Langridge on his 100th day outside Parliament asking for a 'Climate Emergency Declaration'. More >>

Oil reserves budget blow out reason for quiet levy increase

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:08:52 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on August 8 2019. A budget blow out in meeting NZ’s obligation to meet oil storage reserves was behind a small but relatively unpublicised rise in petrol levies.More >>

There is a field: Reimagining Biodiversity in Aotearoa

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:56:16 +1200 | The Dig

Aoraki Mt Cook. Photo: Stefan Wagener. CC2.0 “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. - Rumi. 13th Century Mystic Poet By: Joseph Cederwall We are in a moment of existential peril, with interconnected ...More >>

Govt should clean up its own its own fossil fuel burning

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:23:44 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Transpower’s report on electrification of the economy calls on the Government to lead the way in the areas it funds and owns. More >>

Increasing carbon prices could mean higher electricity price

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:19:37 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on August 1 2019. Increasing carbon prices will not be an instant fix to drive electrification of the economy warns Transpower. More >>

Biodiversity HiveMind: Back From The Brink?

Fri, 9 Aug 2019 11:01:04 +1200 | Scoop Publishing

Aotearoa’s biodiversity and ecosystems are in crisis. Action to restore and protect nature needs a comprehensive strategy to ensure our contributions help bring biodiversity back from the brink. To help achieve this the Department of Conservation (DOC) is ...More >>

Climate Q&A: will we be less healthy?

Wed, 7 Aug 2019 10:09:11 +1200 | The Conversation

Some of the negative health effects of climate change are already upon us, but it’s not all doom and gloom. There is a huge opportunity for better health through well designed action to reduce our emissions and by adapting to the changes we are facing.More >>

Marama Davidson rejects accusation Greens 'too centrist'

Mon, 5 Aug 2019 16:45:05 +1200 | RNZ

Marama Davidson is defending fellow Green Party co-leader James Shaw after he was accused of being too centrist. More >>

Scoop Coverage: Biodiversity Information and Journalism

Mon, 5 Aug 2019 11:43:45 +1200 | Scoop Full Coverage

A Scoop Journalism Deep-dive on Biodiversity and the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy.More >>

Scoop Hivemind: Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity

Mon, 5 Aug 2019 10:45:37 +1200 | HiveMind

Scoop and PEP invite you to help decide how we should protect and restore our biodiversity over the next 50 years using Scoop’s online engagement platform, HiveMind.More >>

Community feedback sought for draft climate action plan

Thu, 1 Aug 2019 14:00:31 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is one of the first councils in Aotearoa New Zealand to develop a draft climate action plan to tackle the effects of a changing climate. Today QLDC has released the draft plan for community feedback. More >>

Electrification of industry viable now - Transpower

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:18:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) - Much of the country’s industrial process heat could be electrified with technology available now, national grid operator Transpower says. More >>

Greening the health sector - Expert Reaction

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:36:20 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The health sector currently contributes between three and eight per cent of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions, according to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter , who released the health sector sustainability report today.More >>

Woods looks to new energy bill and RMA reform

Sun, 28 Jul 2019 13:28:29 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Government is considering the introduction of a “renewable and affordable energy Bill” in response to the Electricity Price Review. More >>

ICCC report calls for overhaul of resource management system

Sun, 28 Jul 2019 13:25:33 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Interim Climate Change Committee report calls for an overhaul of the Resource Management Act and its associated regulatory regime to enable the building of renewable generation.More >>

Extinction Rebellion Tour of the Coalest Little Capital

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 15:41:06 +1200 | Extinction Rebellion

The climate and ecological crisis movement, Extinction Rebellion, says the eviction notices it served today on four coal industry bodies in Wellington, highlight the enormous damage the quartet are doing to the environment.More >>

DairyNZ calls for achievable methane target

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:55:32 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - DairyNZ says a planned methane reduction target will set farmers up to fail and that the proposals need robust economic analysis. More >>

Collaboration to help businesses address climate challenges

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:43:01 +1200 | Porter Novelli

A new partnership between Porter Novelli New Zealand’s Sustainability Practice and Oxygen Consulting will provide organisations with a full spectrum of sustainability services, from measurement and reporting to strategy, communications and engagement.More >>


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