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Contact Energy becomes first energy company in NZ to set a verified Science Based Target

26 Sep 2019 | Contact Energy

Contact Energy has stepped up its commitment to help tackle climate change, by setting new ambitious emissions reduction targets. The new targets cement it among the first power companies in the world to have their targets verified to the highest level of ambition for the energy industry by the leading authority, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Contact Energy has stepped up its commitment to help tackle climate change, by setting new ambitious emissions reduction targets. The new targets cement it among the first power companies in the world to have their targets verified to the highest level of ambition for the energy industry by the leading authority, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Air New Zealand details climate action in latest sustainability report

26 Sep 2019 | Air New Zealand

The report tackles key themes including climate change and carbon reduction, embracing diversity and inclusion, supporting sustainable tourism, working with suppliers and reducing waste and plastic. Air New Zealand Head of Sustainability Lisa Daniell says she is pleased at the airline's progress against its goals, but admits there is still much work to be done.

The report tackles key themes including climate change and carbon reduction, embracing diversity and inclusion, supporting sustainable tourism, working with suppliers and reducing waste and plastic. Air New Zealand Head of Sustainability Lisa Daniell says she is pleased at the airline's progress against its goals, but admits there is still much work to be done.

PM references CLC in opening remarks to UN Climate Action Summit

24 Sep 2019 | Beehive.govt.nz

I’m particularly proud that in New Zealand our private sector Climate Leaders’ Coalition collectively represents over 60% of our total emissions profile. Having a network of business leaders committed to science based targets in line with the Paris Agreement creates incredible leverage and the opportunity to apply international best practice to dramatically reduce their emissions.

I’m particularly proud that in New Zealand our private sector Climate Leaders’ Coalition collectively represents over 60% of our total emissions profile. Having a network of business leaders committed to science based targets in line with the Paris Agreement creates incredible leverage and the opportunity to apply international best practice to dramatically reduce their emissions.

Builders release ambitious zero carbon roadmap

24 Sep 2019 | Newsroom

The Green Building Council has put out an ambitious roadmap that illustrates how to make all of New Zealand's buildings and homes zero carbon.

The Green Building Council has put out an ambitious roadmap that illustrates how to make all of New Zealand's buildings and homes zero carbon.

Synlait - electric boiler to cut emissions

23 Sep 2019 | NZ Farmers Weekly

Synlait Milk’s emissions savings after 10 years of its electrode boiler at the Dunsandel plant will be equivalent of emissions from 9600 houses. The change is part of the company’s ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas inventory, both in its own activity and the on-farm emissions of its farmers. Off-farm it wants to reduce total greenhouse gas per kilo of product by 50% by 2028 from the 2017-18 base measurement of 1.13kg carbon dioxide equivalent.

Synlait Milk’s emissions savings after 10 years of its electrode boiler at the Dunsandel plant will be equivalent of emissions from 9600 houses. The change is part of the company’s ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas inventory, both in its own activity and the on-farm emissions of its farmers. Off-farm it wants to reduce total greenhouse gas per kilo of product by 50% by 2028 from the 2017-18 base measurement of 1.13kg carbon dioxide equivalent.

Gen Less campaign hopes to inspire action on climate change

23 Sep 2019 | Stuff

For years, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority has been one of the more soft-spoken and conservative government agencies. Best known for its Energywise series of TV commercials, EECA was the friendly face that gently suggested people switch to LED bulbs or check their underfloor heating.

For years, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority has been one of the more soft-spoken and conservative government agencies. Best known for its Energywise series of TV commercials, EECA was the friendly face that gently suggested people switch to LED bulbs or check their underfloor heating.

Electricity companies turning on to green power

20 Sep 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

New Zealand's biggest electricity generators are embarking on an investment drive that could boost the country's wind generation capacity by more than 70 per cent in coming years and lift geothermal power capacity by as much as 10 per cent.

New Zealand's biggest electricity generators are embarking on an investment drive that could boost the country's wind generation capacity by more than 70 per cent in coming years and lift geothermal power capacity by as much as 10 per cent.

Collaboration is key to cutting carbon - Port Nelson

20 Sep 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Port Nelson recently joined New Zealand's Climate Leaders Coalition, the 109th organisation to do so. It is the first business in Te Tauihu (Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman) to join. Membership is seen as a key step towards cutting the company's climate impacts, in a high-emissions industry. It's a journey best done with others, for support and inspiration.

Port Nelson recently joined New Zealand's Climate Leaders Coalition, the 109th organisation to do so. It is the first business in Te Tauihu (Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman) to join. Membership is seen as a key step towards cutting the company's climate impacts, in a high-emissions industry. It's a journey best done with others, for support and inspiration.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare - doing the right thing through CEMARS

19 Sep 2019 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

Operating in a highly regulated industry, it is essential that Fisher & Paykel Healthcare adopts the highest international standards when it comes to environmental performance. Enviro-Mark Solutions’ CEMARS programme is a great fit, ensuring transparency and credibility through alignment with international best practice in carbon emissions measurement and verification.

Operating in a highly regulated industry, it is essential that Fisher & Paykel Healthcare adopts the highest international standards when it comes to environmental performance. Enviro-Mark Solutions’ CEMARS programme is a great fit, ensuring transparency and credibility through alignment with international best practice in carbon emissions measurement and verification.

ASB launches Positive Impact funds

19 Sep 2019 | ASB

ASB has added two new funds to its stable of investment options – the ASB KiwiSaver Scheme Positive Impact Fund and the ASB Investment Funds Positive Impact Fund. Both will have a focus on investing in companies that are making a positive impact on society or the environment. The decision to launch the funds was based off an increasing demand from customers who want to put their savings to work to give the world a better future, but still want solid long term returns.

ASB has added two new funds to its stable of investment options – the ASB KiwiSaver Scheme Positive Impact Fund and the ASB Investment Funds Positive Impact Fund. Both will have a focus on investing in companies that are making a positive impact on society or the environment. The decision to launch the funds was based off an increasing demand from customers who want to put their savings to work to give the world a better future, but still want solid long term returns.