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New Zealand's first hydrogen powered bus coming to Auckland

9 Sep 2019 | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) is buying New Zealand's first hydrogen fuel cell bus – and it will be built right here in New Zealand. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, "Transport emissions account for 47 per cent of Auckland's total carbon emissions, so it’s critical that we transition to a clean transport system as quickly as possible." "This trial of hydrogen-powered buses is another important step towards reducing carbon emissions in Auckland, so we can hold climate heating to the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees."

Auckland Transport (AT) is buying New Zealand's first hydrogen fuel cell bus – and it will be built right here in New Zealand. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, "Transport emissions account for 47 per cent of Auckland's total carbon emissions, so it’s critical that we transition to a clean transport system as quickly as possible." "This trial of hydrogen-powered buses is another important step towards reducing carbon emissions in Auckland, so we can hold climate heating to the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees."

Ngāi Tahu Tourism - New EV charger in Takapō

6 Sep 2019 | Ngāi Tahu Tourism

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has installed its second electric vehicle charger into Takapō (Tekapo), helping to expand the nation’s EV charging network.

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has installed its second electric vehicle charger into Takapō (Tekapo), helping to expand the nation’s EV charging network.

Ecostore to be carbon-neutral by year end

5 Sep 2019 | Newsroom

Ecostore will be among the first in Australasia to go carbon-neutral by Christmas. The environmentally-friendly home and body care company achieved carboNZero certification for its manufacturing plant back in 2010.

Ecostore will be among the first in Australasia to go carbon-neutral by Christmas. The environmentally-friendly home and body care company achieved carboNZero certification for its manufacturing plant back in 2010.

‘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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.