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Sustainable finance - Why banks have a big role to play

1 Nov 2019 | NZ Herald

New Zealand's sustainable finance model may have differences. New Zealand's big five banks will play a bigger role in financing green projects, needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change in New Zealand in the years ahead, than their counterparts might in other countries, says Karen Silk.

New Zealand's sustainable finance model may have differences. New Zealand's big five banks will play a bigger role in financing green projects, needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change in New Zealand in the years ahead, than their counterparts might in other countries, says Karen Silk.

Transpower hits fleet EV target

1 Nov 2019 | EV Talk

Switching 30% of its passenger vehicle fleet to electric has already been achieved by Transpower New Zealand, well within the expected time frame.

Switching 30% of its passenger vehicle fleet to electric has already been achieved by Transpower New Zealand, well within the expected time frame.

CarboNZero Sudima Hotel chain scoops the country's top tourism award

1 Nov 2019 | Stuff

Hotel industry leader Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala is proud of the Sudima hotel chain being the only one in New Zealand to be CarboNZero certified. The chain has just been awarded the country's most prestigious tourism award, Tourism Industry Aotearoa's Supreme Tourism Award. And it scooped the Employer of Choice Award and the Environment Award.

Hotel industry leader Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala is proud of the Sudima hotel chain being the only one in New Zealand to be CarboNZero certified. The chain has just been awarded the country's most prestigious tourism award, Tourism Industry Aotearoa's Supreme Tourism Award. And it scooped the Employer of Choice Award and the Environment Award.

Sustainability "just makes good business sense" - how two women are making a difference

29 Oct 2019 | Stuff

Three decades ago, Abbie Reynolds pioneered a paper recycling scheme at her secondary school. That was at a time when climate change wasn't yet a global concern, and environmentalists were often stereotyped as hippies living on the fringes of society.

Three decades ago, Abbie Reynolds pioneered a paper recycling scheme at her secondary school. That was at a time when climate change wasn't yet a global concern, and environmentalists were often stereotyped as hippies living on the fringes of society.

Sanford - Startling trial results for Greenshell mussel breeding

24 Oct 2019 | MPI

Nelson-based Greenshell mussel company SPATnz is publicly releasing the startling results of its multi-year breeding programme developed in partnership with Sanford, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Cawthron Institute. The results show that selected hatchery mussels can grow up to twice as fast as those caught from the wild. The work is expected to be worth around $200 million a year to the wider New Zealand economy*.

Nelson-based Greenshell mussel company SPATnz is publicly releasing the startling results of its multi-year breeding programme developed in partnership with Sanford, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Cawthron Institute. The results show that selected hatchery mussels can grow up to twice as fast as those caught from the wild. The work is expected to be worth around $200 million a year to the wider New Zealand economy*.

Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

23 Oct 2019 | Victoria University of Wellington

A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington has received $13 million in funding to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.

A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington has received $13 million in funding to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.

KPMG - E-bikes breakfast event discusses benefits

23 Oct 2019 | KPMG

A free ‘E-bikes and your workplace’ breakfast event attracted more than 25 people in Auckland on October 22. Hosted by Auckland Transport at its headquarters at 20 Viaduct Harbour Ave, e-bike uses and benefits were the hot topic as advice on introducing e-bikes to fleets and how to help staff buy them were discussed.

A free ‘E-bikes and your workplace’ breakfast event attracted more than 25 people in Auckland on October 22. Hosted by Auckland Transport at its headquarters at 20 Viaduct Harbour Ave, e-bike uses and benefits were the hot topic as advice on introducing e-bikes to fleets and how to help staff buy them were discussed.

Report suggests increasing EV smart charger uptake

16 Oct 2019 | EV Talk

EV smart charging technology has benefits for owners and will reduce the future load on New Zealand’s energy system if advantage is taken of it now. So says the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) which commissioned KPMG to undertake research on EV smart charging technology for use in homes, the report released on October 15.

EV smart charging technology has benefits for owners and will reduce the future load on New Zealand’s energy system if advantage is taken of it now. So says the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) which commissioned KPMG to undertake research on EV smart charging technology for use in homes, the report released on October 15.

SkyCity Entertainment Group goes carbon neutral, switches Sky Tower lights off for two months

14 Oct 2019 | NZ Herald

Casino and hospitality operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has been certified carbon neutral, and as part of its plans to be greener will temporarily switch off the lights of the Sky Tower. The NZX-listed entertainment company has paid $86,000 to offset the equivalent of 12,866 tonnes of carbon from its Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown businesses, and says it is committed to running a greener operation. Its Adelaide business will be certified carbon neutral next year.

Casino and hospitality operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has been certified carbon neutral, and as part of its plans to be greener will temporarily switch off the lights of the Sky Tower. The NZX-listed entertainment company has paid $86,000 to offset the equivalent of 12,866 tonnes of carbon from its Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown businesses, and says it is committed to running a greener operation. Its Adelaide business will be certified carbon neutral next year.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism launches electric jet boat project

14 Oct 2019 | Ngāi Tahu Tourism

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, is set to convert one of its petrol-powered jet boats to 100 percent electric. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today announced that Ngāi Tahu Tourism was one of four projects to receive funding from its Marine Electrification Fund.

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, is set to convert one of its petrol-powered jet boats to 100 percent electric. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today announced that Ngāi Tahu Tourism was one of four projects to receive funding from its Marine Electrification Fund.