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Meridian Energy welcomes Zero Carbon Bill

8 May 2019 | Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy welcomes the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to Parliament as a milestone step in New Zealand’s climate change leadership. Chief Executive Neal Barclay says the Bill will give business and industry the certainty they need to plan for the transition to net zero carbon emissions in New Zealand

Meridian Energy welcomes the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to Parliament as a milestone step in New Zealand’s climate change leadership. Chief Executive Neal Barclay says the Bill will give business and industry the certainty they need to plan for the transition to net zero carbon emissions in New Zealand

IAG praises climate change adaptation milestone

8 May 2019 | IAG

New Zealand's leading general insurer, IAG, has praised the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to Parliament today as a milestone, as the country grapples with the issue of adapting to the consequences of climate change.

New Zealand's leading general insurer, IAG, has praised the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to Parliament today as a milestone, as the country grapples with the issue of adapting to the consequences of climate change.

Air New Zealand urges more passengers to offset travel

2 May 2019 | AirlineRatings

Air New Zealand is urging more passengers to join the war on climate change as its Fly Neutral voluntary carbon offset scheme passed the $NZ1 million milestone. The Kiwi carrier offsets staff travel and since late 2016 has allowed passengers to tick a box to offset the carbon emissions associated with their flight.

Air New Zealand is urging more passengers to join the war on climate change as its Fly Neutral voluntary carbon offset scheme passed the $NZ1 million milestone. The Kiwi carrier offsets staff travel and since late 2016 has allowed passengers to tick a box to offset the carbon emissions associated with their flight.

Increasing focus on low emission supply chains an opportunity

29 Apr 2019 | Sharechat

Increasing pressure on firms globally to reduce emissions throughout their supply chain is a genuine opportunity for New Zealand, Contact Energy says. Chief generation and development officer James Kilty says there has always been a level of interest from firms overseas keen on seeing whether they could establish businesses here to take advantage of the country’s geothermal energy and its high – and growing – share of renewable electricity.

Increasing pressure on firms globally to reduce emissions throughout their supply chain is a genuine opportunity for New Zealand, Contact Energy says. Chief generation and development officer James Kilty says there has always been a level of interest from firms overseas keen on seeing whether they could establish businesses here to take advantage of the country’s geothermal energy and its high – and growing – share of renewable electricity.

Ten tips for businesses who want to transition their company fleets to electric vehicles

23 Apr 2019 | Idealog

More and more businesses are considering going down the road of electric vehicles. While it’s a good way to show business leadership on climate change, reduce emissions, and help create the critical mass of demand necessary to truly launch the EV market in New Zealand, it’s not quite as simple as replacing your company fleet with EVs and installing a few plugs. Here, some of New Zealand's biggest corporates and members of the Climate Leaders Coalition, such as Meridian, Spark, Orion and Westpac, share what they've learnt when it comes to transitioning their corporate fleets into EVs.

More and more businesses are considering going down the road of electric vehicles. While it’s a good way to show business leadership on climate change, reduce emissions, and help create the critical mass of demand necessary to truly launch the EV market in New Zealand, it’s not quite as simple as replacing your company fleet with EVs and installing a few plugs. Here, some of New Zealand's biggest corporates and members of the Climate Leaders Coalition, such as Meridian, Spark, Orion and Westpac, share what they've learnt when it comes to transitioning their corporate fleets into EVs.

New NZ Post delivery vehicles in Tawa

18 Apr 2019 | NZ Post

Tawa residents will now be able to see New Zealand Post’s new electric delivery vehicles in operation as driver training has started. NZ Post has worked closely with the Wellington City Council to gain approval to operate the Paxster electric delivery vehicles on a 12 month trial. The rollout of these vehicles around the country started in 2017, and the vehicles have now arrived in Tawa.

Tawa residents will now be able to see New Zealand Post’s new electric delivery vehicles in operation as driver training has started. NZ Post has worked closely with the Wellington City Council to gain approval to operate the Paxster electric delivery vehicles on a 12 month trial. The rollout of these vehicles around the country started in 2017, and the vehicles have now arrived in Tawa.

'The equivalent of taking 18,500 cars off the road': Fonterra's latest move to reduce carbon emissions

18 Apr 2019 | Newshub

Dairy giant Fonterra believes its latest initiative to cut carbon emissions could make the difference of the equivalent of taking 18,500 cars off the road. The co-operative's Te Awamutu site has just completed a trial to run its existing coal boiler exclusively on wood pellets.

Dairy giant Fonterra believes its latest initiative to cut carbon emissions could make the difference of the equivalent of taking 18,500 cars off the road. The co-operative's Te Awamutu site has just completed a trial to run its existing coal boiler exclusively on wood pellets.

Why carbon measurement matters

17 Apr 2019 | National Business Review

"With employees and board members becoming increasingly aware of climate risks and motivated to protect the environment, measurement of carbon emissions will soon be a standard practice for New Zealand businesses." Rob Campbell tells the National Business Review why SKYCITY Entertainment Group and Summerset Group Holdings Limited are measuring their carbon footprint with Enviro-Mark Solutions Limited (Subscription access).

"With employees and board members becoming increasingly aware of climate risks and motivated to protect the environment, measurement of carbon emissions will soon be a standard practice for New Zealand businesses." Rob Campbell tells the National Business Review why SKYCITY Entertainment Group and Summerset Group Holdings Limited are measuring their carbon footprint with Enviro-Mark Solutions Limited (Subscription access).

Contact Energy commits to science based emissions reduction targets

16 Apr 2019 | Contact Energy

Contact Energy has become the first energy company in New Zealand to have its emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi). This verifies the company’s commitment to reduce its emissions in line with what is required to achieve global targets in the Paris Agreement.

Contact Energy has become the first energy company in New Zealand to have its emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi). This verifies the company’s commitment to reduce its emissions in line with what is required to achieve global targets in the Paris Agreement.

Ngai Tahu Tourism investigating electrifying jetboats

16 Apr 2019 | Mountainscene

One of Queenstown’s biggest tourism players is looking to make waves in the eco-tourism sector. Ngai Tahu Tourism, which owns Shotover Jet, confirms it’s investigating how to power its famous jetboats with electric engines. Chief executive Quinton Hall says: “We currently have a project investigating how to electrify our jetboats, so hopefully we will see electric power in the not-too-distant future.”

One of Queenstown’s biggest tourism players is looking to make waves in the eco-tourism sector. Ngai Tahu Tourism, which owns Shotover Jet, confirms it’s investigating how to power its famous jetboats with electric engines. Chief executive Quinton Hall says: “We currently have a project investigating how to electrify our jetboats, so hopefully we will see electric power in the not-too-distant future.”