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Cars are no longer just cars - Meridian Energy

5 Apr 2019 | NZ Herald

In a shift likened to the iphone revolution, cars with names like NIO or Byton may be the future. Back in the late 80s there was the cellphone: a big brick of a thing, out of the reach of many. Within no time, there was a monumental shift. Who can do without one now? Today's equivalent to those early Motorolas is the electric vehicle (EV) industry, says Nick Robilliard, procurement manager for Meridian Energy.

In a shift likened to the iphone revolution, cars with names like NIO or Byton may be the future. Back in the late 80s there was the cellphone: a big brick of a thing, out of the reach of many. Within no time, there was a monumental shift. Who can do without one now? Today's equivalent to those early Motorolas is the electric vehicle (EV) industry, says Nick Robilliard, procurement manager for Meridian Energy.

What is the carbon footprint of international tourism?

5 Apr 2019 | Stuff

Campervan company Tourism Holdings, which owns the Britz and Maui brands, trialled electric campervans for the first time this summer. It has five two-berth, self-contained motorhomes in Auckland and Queenstown, with 10-day itineraries built around having chargers every 50-100km. The Auckland itinerary takes in the Coromandel and Raglan, while the Queenstown trip heads to Dunedin.

Campervan company Tourism Holdings, which owns the Britz and Maui brands, trialled electric campervans for the first time this summer. It has five two-berth, self-contained motorhomes in Auckland and Queenstown, with 10-day itineraries built around having chargers every 50-100km. The Auckland itinerary takes in the Coromandel and Raglan, while the Queenstown trip heads to Dunedin.

Toll launches electric trucks in Japan

3 Apr 2019 | Transport Talk

Home / News / Toll launches electric trucks in Japan Toll launches electric trucks in Japan Nigel Moffiet April 3, 2019 News No Comments Toll is introducing the first two electric vehicles to be used in its Japan operations. The light-duty all-electric Fuso eCanters trucks from Daimler will operate pickup and delivery services in Tokyo.

Home / News / Toll launches electric trucks in Japan Toll launches electric trucks in Japan Nigel Moffiet April 3, 2019 News No Comments Toll is introducing the first two electric vehicles to be used in its Japan operations. The light-duty all-electric Fuso eCanters trucks from Daimler will operate pickup and delivery services in Tokyo.

Soar Print family beats disruption and turns carbon neutral

2 Apr 2019 | NBR

NBR entrepreneurs series on three siblings running a business.

NBR entrepreneurs series on three siblings running a business.

How startups are leading the business community’s response to climate change

2 Apr 2019 | The Spinoff

When 60 CEOs signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition in July 2018, much was made of the presence of the big players like Air New Zealand, Spark, Fonterra and Vector. The Spinoff caught up with the nimble smaller companies leading from the back. Since the launch of the Climate Leaders Coalition last year, 82 CEOs have signed the joint statement committing their organisations to take voluntary action on climate change. Since then much focus has been on the big players, and just how committed they are to a carbon zero future that demands difficult questions of their status quo.

When 60 CEOs signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition in July 2018, much was made of the presence of the big players like Air New Zealand, Spark, Fonterra and Vector. The Spinoff caught up with the nimble smaller companies leading from the back. Since the launch of the Climate Leaders Coalition last year, 82 CEOs have signed the joint statement committing their organisations to take voluntary action on climate change. Since then much focus has been on the big players, and just how committed they are to a carbon zero future that demands difficult questions of their status quo.

Otago Polytech opinion - Our people make a difference

1 Apr 2019 | Otago Daily Times

In light of last month's climate change action by high school pupils, Jen Rodgers, sustainable practice adviser at Otago Polytechnic, provides a stocktake of her institution's initiatives in this area.

In light of last month's climate change action by high school pupils, Jen Rodgers, sustainable practice adviser at Otago Polytechnic, provides a stocktake of her institution's initiatives in this area.

Watercare releases its climate change strategy

1 Apr 2019 | Watercare

The global impacts of the changing climate will bring significant direct and indirect changes and challenges. For Watercare these include extreme weather events, prolonged dry periods, rising seas and increased coastal flooding. Our climate change strategy sets out our future direction as we embark on a journey to operate a low carbon organisation that is resilient to climate impacts

The global impacts of the changing climate will bring significant direct and indirect changes and challenges. For Watercare these include extreme weather events, prolonged dry periods, rising seas and increased coastal flooding. Our climate change strategy sets out our future direction as we embark on a journey to operate a low carbon organisation that is resilient to climate impacts

Fujitsu green building case study

29 Mar 2019 | Fujitsu

When Fujitsu moved to a new office in Auckland, it wanted to reduce its impact on the environment. Since the move, energy use has been cut by 64%, 24 tonnes of CO2e been saved annually, and more than 8,250kg of eWaste diverted from landfill.

How to cut your contribution to climate change by offsetting your emissions

28 Mar 2019 | Stuff

Living a carbon-free lifestyle can feel impossible, considering emissions are produced by everything from travelling to eating to heating buildings. Each person's carbon footprint – the amount of greenhouse gases your activities release – is different. A vegan's emissions are likely to be lower than a meat eater's on dining habits alone, but a meat eater who cycles to work will produce less carbon dioxide than a vegan who drives.

Living a carbon-free lifestyle can feel impossible, considering emissions are produced by everything from travelling to eating to heating buildings. Each person's carbon footprint – the amount of greenhouse gases your activities release – is different. A vegan's emissions are likely to be lower than a meat eater's on dining habits alone, but a meat eater who cycles to work will produce less carbon dioxide than a vegan who drives.

Rob Campbell - Why Measurement Matters

28 Mar 2019 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

For Rob Campbell, Chair of SKYCITY Entertainment Group and Summerset Group, there are at least two reasons why Boards and Directors should endorse and support carbon measurement in their affiliated companies.

For Rob Campbell, Chair of SKYCITY Entertainment Group and Summerset Group, there are at least two reasons why Boards and Directors should endorse and support carbon measurement in their affiliated companies.