A controversial decision to make foresters the only emitters banned from using cheap foreign carbon credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions is under review. The provision was slipped through without warning as part of the Government’s Budget in May, and came into effect immediately.
New Zealand is leading the world on integrated reporting but our business leaders are still not taking it seriously enough, latest data shows.
The Government remains mum on New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target. New Zealand did not make any mention of its 2030 target at last month’s Climate Summit in New York, at which United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asked world leaders to give an indication of the commitments they would make at international climate change negotiations in Paris in December.
Over 2012 and 2013, parts of New Zealand experienced their worst drought in nearly 70 years.
Australian companies could yet face a financial penalty for excessive greenhouse gas emissions.
If, as delegates to the 17th International Rivers Symposium agreed, that river restoration is “the hottest topic on the planet” then the insistence by governments world-wide to ignore it is the issue.
Landcorp’s pulling of the plug on its BioGenCool manure-powered electricity generation ends the first, large-scale experiment in using milking shed cow dung to drive the milking shed itself.
A team of French academics has proposed an international carbon trading system, whereby countries with the highest average CO2 emissions pay the most.
Fish stocks could migrate up to 26 kilometres a decade as the world’s ocean warm.
In a world wrestling with climate change and the need to phase out fossil fuels, nothing is more critical than making sure there are reliable and cost-effective clean energy technologies ready to fill the void.
- Australian Labor Party leader rules out carbon tax return
- European businesses split over urgency of EU carbon market fix
- Canadian watchdog castigates government climate strategy
- Walmart owners backing campaigns to limit rooftop solar power
- 25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change
- Climate consensus: scientists and sceptics suspend hostilities
The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a new report.
A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible, it could double electricity supply by 2050 while actually reducing air and water pollution, according to new research.
Decarbonising the electricity system worldwide would save $1.8 trillion over the coming two decades by avoiding the high operating costs of using fossil fuels, a new study finds.
The European Commission has now agreed that Britain can subsidise the building of the world’s most expensive nuclear power station – despite previously believing that the deal breaks the European Union’s rules on state aid.
By Marek Kubic: I’ve heard it many a time, and you probably have, too. It’s supposedly the trump card to any argument on addressing climate change globally: “Yeah, but what’s the point? Isn’t China building a new coal plant every week?”
Calls for New Zealand firms to get into bio-manufacturing omit to mention the fact that we have already been there.
Victoria University of Wellington researchers are part of a worldwide effort to design cheaper and more efficient solar energy materials.
It was a quiet end to the week, with the market for spot NZUs on CommTrade closing unchanged at $4.40, OMFinancial reports.
Using Smart Grid technology to empower electricity consumers was the subject of a talk at Auckland University yesterday.
Special offer for Hot Topic readers: Carbon News has kindly agreed to offer Hot Topic readers personal (ie single user) subscriptions to their news service — and full access to the CN database of over 7,500 stories published since 2008 — at a substantial discount to normal pricing. Three month subs are $110 (code HT3), six month subs $200 (code HT6), and full year subs $360 (code HT12) – a saving of $140 on standard pricing. If you want to take advantage of these prices, register at Carbon News and enter the relevant code when signing up. This offer will expire at the end of the year.