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Ngāi Tahu hosts inaugural climate change symposium

5 Aug 2019 | Te Karere, TVNZ

We're seeing more and more corporations, companies and councils developing environmental strategies to combat climate change, now iwi are jumping aboard. At Ngāi Tahu's inaugural climate change symposium issues like coastal erosion, marae resilience, mahinga kai and wai were topics of discussion. Hania Douglas reports.

We're seeing more and more corporations, companies and councils developing environmental strategies to combat climate change, now iwi are jumping aboard. At Ngāi Tahu's inaugural climate change symposium issues like coastal erosion, marae resilience, mahinga kai and wai were topics of discussion. Hania Douglas reports.

Ports of Auckland fights climate change with world's first e-tug

3 Aug 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to take delivery of the world's first full-size, fully electric port tug in 2021 as part of its zero emissions policy. The new tug, a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 will have a 70 tonne pulling power, the same as the port's strongest diesel tug, Hauraki, also built by Damen. It will cost about $18 million.

Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to take delivery of the world's first full-size, fully electric port tug in 2021 as part of its zero emissions policy. The new tug, a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 will have a 70 tonne pulling power, the same as the port's strongest diesel tug, Hauraki, also built by Damen. It will cost about $18 million.

Five for five: Experts weigh in on why Kiwi businesses need to tackle waste management now

2 Aug 2019 | Idealog

Businesses in our ‘clean green Aotearoa’ are becoming more responsible for the waste they emit as much as consumers are. From the new movement of the conscious individual came a need for our businesses to cater to that. Yet reducing waste and becoming more environmentally conscious is not an easy task for already solid businesses. Here, five industry experts give their insights and advice on how businesses can pivot towards a more sustainable outlook.

Businesses in our ‘clean green Aotearoa’ are becoming more responsible for the waste they emit as much as consumers are. From the new movement of the conscious individual came a need for our businesses to cater to that. Yet reducing waste and becoming more environmentally conscious is not an easy task for already solid businesses. Here, five industry experts give their insights and advice on how businesses can pivot towards a more sustainable outlook.

NZ's future is electric cars, not hydrogen-powered, Z Energy concludes

1 Aug 2019 | Stuff

Electric vehicles rather than hydrogen-power cars have the most potential to green the transport industry, Z Energy has concluded in a report. The process of creating hydrogen from sources such as natural gas or the electrolysis of water uses more energy than can be created from burning the hydrogen that is then produced.

Electric vehicles rather than hydrogen-power cars have the most potential to green the transport industry, Z Energy has concluded in a report. The process of creating hydrogen from sources such as natural gas or the electrolysis of water uses more energy than can be created from burning the hydrogen that is then produced.

Healthcare’s massive carbon footprint

1 Aug 2019 | Newsroom

Most people would have no idea that the anaesthetic gases released by just one hospital annually in New Zealand has the carbon footprint of 500 return flights between Auckland and London.

Most people would have no idea that the anaesthetic gases released by just one hospital annually in New Zealand has the carbon footprint of 500 return flights between Auckland and London.

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.

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.