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Waste Management to electrify entire vehicle fleet

1 Aug 2019 | NBR

Waste Management, which operates its rubbish collection and recycling services in 19 centres in New Zealand, plans to convert all its 850 trucks to electric. Sam Donaldson, Waste Management’s senior project engineer, told the National Road Carriers’ Future of Freight forum in Auckland the company now has eight EV trucks on the road, with two more in the process of being converted. It is planning to have 15 trucks and 100 light vehicles converted to electric by the end of the year.

Waste Management, which operates its rubbish collection and recycling services in 19 centres in New Zealand, plans to convert all its 850 trucks to electric. Sam Donaldson, Waste Management’s senior project engineer, told the National Road Carriers’ Future of Freight forum in Auckland the company now has eight EV trucks on the road, with two more in the process of being converted. It is planning to have 15 trucks and 100 light vehicles converted to electric by the end of the year.

Suncorp New Zealand Working Towards a Low-Emissions Economy

31 Jul 2019 | Risk Info NZ

Suncorp New Zealand is a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition and has committed to reporting and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to targets in line with New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill.

Suncorp New Zealand is a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition and has committed to reporting and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to targets in line with New Zealand’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill.

Low-carbon menu: meat's impact a real eye-opener, says top chef

31 Jul 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Just when you've got your head around low-carb eating, up pops low-carbon eating. But the similarities stop with the name: while low-carb eating favours lots of meat, cheese, cream and eggs – low-carbon eating is an entirely different beast.

Just when you've got your head around low-carb eating, up pops low-carbon eating. But the similarities stop with the name: while low-carb eating favours lots of meat, cheese, cream and eggs – low-carbon eating is an entirely different beast.

LIC - keeping ahead of the herd

31 Jul 2019 | NZ Herald

LIC is helping reduce dairy's impact on the environment while increasing production, writes Bill Bennett. For 23 years New Zealand added around 100,000 dairy cows a year to the national herd. The growth stopped about four years ago. In fact, there has been a small reduction in the number of cows since then. Yet, production continues to rise because, thanks to the work of the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), the cows are getting better. Corporation chief executive Wayne McNee says: "They need to be more profitable and they need to be more efficient. This has always been our job. Now we also need our cows to have a reduced environmental impact."

LIC is helping reduce dairy's impact on the environment while increasing production, writes Bill Bennett. For 23 years New Zealand added around 100,000 dairy cows a year to the national herd. The growth stopped about four years ago. In fact, there has been a small reduction in the number of cows since then. Yet, production continues to rise because, thanks to the work of the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), the cows are getting better. Corporation chief executive Wayne McNee says: "They need to be more profitable and they need to be more efficient. This has always been our job. Now we also need our cows to have a reduced environmental impact."

Transpower - taking the climate heat out of process heat

30 Jul 2019 | Transpower NZ

The emergence of clean, efficient and economically viable electric technology for industrial process heat will help the country meet its climate change commitments, says Transpower. The national grid owner and operator today released its report Taking the climate heat out of process heat, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of replacing fossil fuels with renewable electricity for process heat.

The emergence of clean, efficient and economically viable electric technology for industrial process heat will help the country meet its climate change commitments, says Transpower. The national grid owner and operator today released its report Taking the climate heat out of process heat, highlighting the opportunities and challenges of replacing fossil fuels with renewable electricity for process heat.

Port Nelson joins Climate Leaders Coalition in tide shift towards low-emission economy

29 Jul 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Port Nelson has joined 108 other organisations pledging their support to help reduce emissions in New Zealand. The Climate Leaders Coalition is a collective of signatories who make up 60 per cent of New Zealand's gross emissions, nearly a third of private sector GDP, and employ more than 170,000 New Zealanders.

Port Nelson has joined 108 other organisations pledging their support to help reduce emissions in New Zealand. The Climate Leaders Coalition is a collective of signatories who make up 60 per cent of New Zealand's gross emissions, nearly a third of private sector GDP, and employ more than 170,000 New Zealanders.

Newsroom column - CEOs need to talk tough to National on climate

29 Jul 2019 | Newsroom

A coalition of business leaders says the Zero Carbon amendment bill has to be ambitious and have all-party support in order to drive our transformation to a low carbon economy. And that means they need to have words with the National Party, says Rod Oram.

A coalition of business leaders says the Zero Carbon amendment bill has to be ambitious and have all-party support in order to drive our transformation to a low carbon economy. And that means they need to have words with the National Party, says Rod Oram.

Stuff joins global climate change coverage

28 Jul 2019 | Stuff

The world's media are taking a strong stance on climate change coverage. Covering Climate Change is bringing together over 60 media organisations around the world, including Stuff, to reframe climate change coverage.

The world's media are taking a strong stance on climate change coverage. Covering Climate Change is bringing together over 60 media organisations around the world, including Stuff, to reframe climate change coverage.

Gisborne CEOs join climate change fight

27 Jul 2019 | Gisborne Herald

Two of Gisborne’s biggest organisations have committed to tackling the “climate crisis” by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the Climate Leaders Coalition. Established in July 2018, the coalition (CLC) includes some of New Zealand’s largest businesses, which collectively account for 60 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions

Two of Gisborne’s biggest organisations have committed to tackling the “climate crisis” by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the Climate Leaders Coalition. Established in July 2018, the coalition (CLC) includes some of New Zealand’s largest businesses, which collectively account for 60 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions

NZ's biggest greenhouse gas emitters and their struggles to pollute less

26 Jul 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

A few large companies are responsible for the majority of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions. Who are they and what hope is there that they can do what's required to make the country carbon neutral? Joel MacManus and Anuja Nadkarni report. Every year, New Zealand pumps out 80 million tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

A few large companies are responsible for the majority of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions. Who are they and what hope is there that they can do what's required to make the country carbon neutral? Joel MacManus and Anuja Nadkarni report. Every year, New Zealand pumps out 80 million tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.