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Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:29:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today led a coalition of governments calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. New Zealand, along with Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, ...More >>

May maintenance for refinery

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:20:04 +1200 | Refining NZ

Process units at Refining NZ will begin shutting down for three weeks of planned maintenance starting Saturday 2 May. More >>

NZGBC showcases sustainability with Green Star rating

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:23:20 +1200 | Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) today achieved a 5 Green Star rating for its own office fit-out – proving that a modest budget is no barrier to sustainability. More >>

Minister in Washington for Major Economies Climate meeting

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:42:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser departs for Washington tonight to participate in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF) at the invitation of US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern. More >>

Memorandum of cooperation to support African health centres

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:11:06 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

Signing of a memorandum of cooperation to support the African centres for disease control and prevention More >>

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:41:17 +1200 | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Searching for Whakatāne District’s Community Champions

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:48:00 +1200 | TrustPower

Whakatāne District residents have the opportunity to recognise the dedication of their local voluntary groups – with entries for the Trustpower Whakatāne District Community Awards now open. Run in partnership with the Whakatāne District Council, ...More >>

Salute a Voluntary Group Near You Today

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:36:50 +1200 | TrustPower

Entries for the Trustpower Far North Community Awards opened today, Monday 13 April. Run in partnership with the Far North District Council and set up as an opportunity to recognise and thank local voluntary groups for their contributions to the community, ...More >>

New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2013

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:12:42 +1200 | Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealand’s progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework ...More >>

Greenpeace Board Shell's Polar Pioneer En Route To The Arctic

Tue, 7 Apr 2015 09:33:55 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Six Greenpeace activists have boarded Shell's exploration drilling rig the Polar Pioneer while it is en-route to the Arctic. The activists are planning to disrupt Shell's attempts to drill in the Arctic. One of the activists who is now high up ...More >>

Obama : Preventing Iran From Acquiring A Nuclear Weapon

Fri, 3 Apr 2015 22:08:55 +1300 | The White House

Today, the United States, together with our allies and partners, reached a historic understanding with Iran. If fully implemented, this framework will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, making our nation, our allies, and our world safer.More >>

Can Argentina Capitalize On Its Vast Shale Reserves?

Fri, 3 Apr 2015 00:49:15 +1300 |

Argentina, once a regional energy leader, is now better known for financial busts and bombastic politicians than hydrocarbons prospects. Still, with a resource potential both vast and untapped, the nation has never been far from energy investors' minds. ...More >>

Tips for a safer road trip this Easter

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:31:12 +1300 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

With only half of the cars on the road this long weekend likely to have had their tyre pressure checked recently*, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is encouraging motorists to save fuel and be safer on the road by filling ...More >>

Eastland region’s electricity supply now in local hands

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:02:00 +1300 | Eastland Group

Today’s transfer of Transpower’s Gisborne and Wairoa 110kV assets to Eastland Network is a significant step towards Eastland Group’s growth aspirations, says the company’s chief executive Matt Todd.More >>

Winston win spurs call for housing bill rematch

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:42:01 +1300 | NZUSA

Students are calling for the Government to reintroduce or allow for Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to be reintroduced to Parliament off the back of Winston Peters’ historic victory in Northland.More >>

Charles Rivkin travels to Republic of Korea and Japan

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:02:38 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Republic of Korea and Japan More >>

Driverless cars poised to transform automotive industry

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:46:51 +1300 |

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer. More >>

Food security projects for remote island communities

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:40:44 +1300 | UNDP Fiji

26 March 2015 (Fiji) Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed.More >>

Dutch consortium taps into New Zealand seismic expertise

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:10:56 +1300 | Aurecon

Dutch consortium taps into New Zealand seismic expertise in Wellington – gas extraction causing earthquakes in Holland More >>

A Sustainable Forest Sector For The Next Decade

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:08:37 +1300 | Solomon Islands Government

A one day-workshop looking at developing a “sustainable and viable forest sector in Solomon Islands for the next decade” was held for Government officials of the Ministry of Forestry and Research (MOFR) and other partners Thursday last week in ...More >>


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