Labour vows to watch work and the new economy
The Labour Party’s Future of Work Commission will include analysis of the impacts on work of climate change and the low-carbon economy. The commission was announced by Labour leader Andrew Little at a business briefing in Auckland this morning. It will be led by finance spokesman Grant Robertson, who told Carbon News that clean-tech opportunities are at the forefront of the party’s thinking.
Govt hopes Kyoto credits will cover emissions blow-out
Memo farmers: Learn to manage your methanotrophs
Lima climate talks ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty
Why playing around with the climate could make things a whole lot worse
Cities key to economic growth and fighting climate crisis
Fitzsimons putting her money where her heart is
One Plan water approval seen as ground-breaking
The signing of the Horizon Regional Council’s One Plan after a decade of debate, legal action and controversy is being hailed by Fish & Game as a landmark in the battle to protect the nation’s water quality.
How climate fund pledges stack up to what’s needed
By Elizabeth Douglass: Depending on who you ask, the $9.6 billion in pledges for the Green Climate Fund is either a woeful start or an encouraging sign that wealthy nations are serious about helping poorer ones deal with climate change.
Mighty River contests paying for carbon units
MightyRiverPower has claimed in the High Court that it shouldn’t have to pay for carbon units issued for years prior to the start of its contract with New Zealand Carbon Farming in 2013, which it entered as part of its effort to offset emissions from electricity generation.
Climate change health action urgent, say doctors
Why Australian investment in renewable energy has stalled
Getting out of fossil fuel investment is the right way to go
The controversy ignited by the Australian National University in October, when it decided to sell its shares in seven resources companies, has raised two important questions about divestment from assets such as fossil fuels.
Queensland risks running the well dry by gifting water to coal
Beyond the poo bus — the many uses of human waste
Sydney’s green energy plans impress judges
The City of Sydney’s Renewable Energy Master Plan- including plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 – has scooped the prestigious European Solar Prize 2014 award for excellence and innovation.
Scientists find new fuel job for sawdust
On the web: Plastics to be banned from European landfill
Two join Green Building Council board
Hawkins Construction chief executive Gary Walker and INZIDE Commercial co-owner Steve Aschebrock have joined the board of the Green Building Council.
Spot NZUs jump
New Zealand carbon jumped 20 cents on Friday; spot NZUs closed $4.55 bid on CommTrade with about 40K volume, OMFinancial reports.
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