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Sunsonics Solar Tour Goes To Parliament

Press Release – Sunsonics

In support of Ollie Langridge on his 100th day outside Parliament asking for a ‘Climate Emergency Declaration’. Read more »

Community feedback sought for draft climate action plan

Press Release – 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. Read more »

Electrification of industry viable now – Transpower

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Much of the countrys industrial process heat could be electrified with technology available now, national grid operator Transpower says. Read more »

Greening the health sector – Expert Reaction

Press Release – 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. Read more »

Extinction Rebellion Tour of the Coalest Little Capital

Press Release – 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. Read more »

DairyNZ calls for achievable methane target

Article – 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. Read more »

Collaboration to help businesses address climate challenges

Press Release – Porter Novelli

A new partnership between Porter Novelli New Zealands Sustainability Practice and Oxygen Consulting will provide organisations with a full spectrum of sustainability services, from measurement and reporting to strategy, communications and engagement. Read more »

Energy efficiency key to lowering cost of renewables push

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – A focus on energy efficiency will lower the cost of the countrys drive toward greater renewable energy use and may increase the scale of emission reductions achieved, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority … Read more »

Mercury points to peaking gains as FY production drops 10%

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury NZ says it relied on the peaking capacity of its Waikato hydro generation to capture high wholesale power prices in the June quarter. Read more »

Decision: electricity and gas is NZ’s energy future

Press Release – First Gas

First Gas has welcomed a report released today that concludes that any practical electricity-based energy future for New Zealand requires a gas network. Read more »

UPDATE: Govt eyes 2025 for farm-level emissions pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

July 16 (BusinessDesk) – The government plans to start policing emissions at the farm level from 2025 but has split with industry on how best to start bringing emissions down in the meantime. Read more »

ICCC’S Work Highlights the Importance of Climate Commission

Press Release – Generation Zero

Youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero welcome the Interim Climate Change Committees (ICCCs) reports: Accelerated Electrification and Action on agricultural emissions ; which were finally released by the Government today, almost three months … Read more »

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