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‘Dynamic lanes’ for south Auckland’s Redoubt Road to reduce traffic, CO2 emissions

5 Sep 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

A strategy to tackle traffic in south Auckland has reduced CO2 emissions by over 800 tonnes in other parts of the region. Auckland Transport will introduce "dynamic lanes" to Redoubt Road in Manukau, with work starting in October. Dynamic lanes use overhead signs and road lights to change the direction of traffic flow during peak periods.

A strategy to tackle traffic in south Auckland has reduced CO2 emissions by over 800 tonnes in other parts of the region. Auckland Transport will introduce "dynamic lanes" to Redoubt Road in Manukau, with work starting in October. Dynamic lanes use overhead signs and road lights to change the direction of traffic flow during peak periods.

Otago Polytech supports the Strike 4 Climate

5 Sep 2019 | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic staff and students will participate in the Strike 4 Climate on Friday 27 September. Climate strike organisers have asked individuals and organisations to join with school students in making their voices heard on the issue – and Otago Polytechnic has risen to the challenge.

Otago Polytechnic staff and students will participate in the Strike 4 Climate on Friday 27 September. Climate strike organisers have asked individuals and organisations to join with school students in making their voices heard on the issue – and Otago Polytechnic has risen to the challenge.

ESP and AWS work to reduce NZ's carbon footprint

4 Sep 2019 | IT Brief

Energy Solution Providers (ESP), the Auckland-based utility management company, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help reduce New Zealand’s carbon footprint. According to a recent Productivity Commission’s report, New Zealand's commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 1990 levels by 2050, and 30% below 2005 emission levels by 2030, is proving to be a significant challenge.

Energy Solution Providers (ESP), the Auckland-based utility management company, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help reduce New Zealand’s carbon footprint. According to a recent Productivity Commission’s report, New Zealand's commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 1990 levels by 2050, and 30% below 2005 emission levels by 2030, is proving to be a significant challenge.

Victoria University of Wellington - Climate despair and eco anxiety

4 Sep 2019 | Newsroom

It’s described by many as the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. So where do we even start with tackling the seemingly impossible problem of climate change and its flow-on impacts? A Victoria University of Wellington academic who is rising to the challenge is sociologist Jonathan Oosterman, who’s researching the kinds of radical adjustments New Zealand society needs to make to deal with the wider effects of climate change.

It’s described by many as the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. So where do we even start with tackling the seemingly impossible problem of climate change and its flow-on impacts? A Victoria University of Wellington academic who is rising to the challenge is sociologist Jonathan Oosterman, who’s researching the kinds of radical adjustments New Zealand society needs to make to deal with the wider effects of climate change.

Auckland Transport set for extra large EV buses

4 Sep 2019 | EV Talk

Two more electric buses will be rolling into Auckland next year as part of Auckland Transport’s low emissions bus roadmap.

Two more electric buses will be rolling into Auckland next year as part of Auckland Transport’s low emissions bus roadmap.

'These kids are taking charge of their future' - Universities support climate strike

4 Sep 2019 | RadioNZ

Victoria University of Wellington has joined Lincoln University in endorsing a strike by students at the end of September.

Victoria University of Wellington has joined Lincoln University in endorsing a strike by students at the end of September.

Heavy industry in bid to accelerate renewables

3 Sep 2019 | Sharechat

A group of the country’s biggest industrial electricity users are combining to see if they can accelerate development of new renewable generation capacity. Fonterra, New Zealand Steel, Refining NZ, Oji Fibre Solutions and Pan Pac Forest Products are working with the Major Electricity Users’ Group to test whether a long-term power purchase contract for part of their combined load can incentivise new investment at a material scale.

A group of the country’s biggest industrial electricity users are combining to see if they can accelerate development of new renewable generation capacity. Fonterra, New Zealand Steel, Refining NZ, Oji Fibre Solutions and Pan Pac Forest Products are working with the Major Electricity Users’ Group to test whether a long-term power purchase contract for part of their combined load can incentivise new investment at a material scale.

Greener ground work at Lyttelton Port Company

3 Sep 2019 | EV Talk

Six robotic mowers and other battery electric devices will allow the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to bring its grounds maintenance in-house to help cut costs, noise and carbon emissions.

Six robotic mowers and other battery electric devices will allow the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to bring its grounds maintenance in-house to help cut costs, noise and carbon emissions.

Vector and Watercare to build NZ's first floating solar array

3 Sep 2019 | Vector

Auckland’s electricity and water utility companies today announced a project to build New Zealand’s largest solar array in the heart of Auckland’s North Shore, by floating it on top of the Rosedale wastewater treatment pond near the Northern Motorway.

Auckland’s electricity and water utility companies today announced a project to build New Zealand’s largest solar array in the heart of Auckland’s North Shore, by floating it on top of the Rosedale wastewater treatment pond near the Northern Motorway.

Eastland Group - Commercial solar trial underway

3 Sep 2019 | Gisborne Herald

A trial into the viability of solar as a power source for local commercial buildings is under way in Tairawhiti. Eastland Network recently installed solar panels on the roof of its Carnarvon Street premises.

A trial into the viability of solar as a power source for local commercial buildings is under way in Tairawhiti. Eastland Network recently installed solar panels on the roof of its Carnarvon Street premises.