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Enviro-Mark calculator helps families measure household emissions

11 Mar 2019 | Stuff

Dave Bryce started monitoring his family's carbon dioxide emissions about 12 years ago. At the time, they were emitting something close to the average for a New Zealand family. These days, he and his wife are emitting about one-eighth of the emissions of an average family, he says. Bryce knows this because he uses Landcare Research's Household Emissions Calculator, a free online tool that captures electricity use, transport and household waste and estimates CO2 emissions in kilograms.

Dave Bryce started monitoring his family's carbon dioxide emissions about 12 years ago. At the time, they were emitting something close to the average for a New Zealand family. These days, he and his wife are emitting about one-eighth of the emissions of an average family, he says. Bryce knows this because he uses Landcare Research's Household Emissions Calculator, a free online tool that captures electricity use, transport and household waste and estimates CO2 emissions in kilograms.

Businesses lead the charge on EVs

8 Mar 2019 | NBR

The barriers to switching may not be as great as they seem. Note: premium content

The barriers to switching may not be as great as they seem. Note: premium content

Fuelled by biodiesel

5 Mar 2019 | Fonterra

The Co-op has been working closely with Z Energy since 2014 to help introduce biodiesel to New Zealand as part of its commitment to reduce emissions across its operations. Fast forward to 2019, Fonterra now has its 156 tankers in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty area producing 4% less emissions per year.

The Co-op has been working closely with Z Energy since 2014 to help introduce biodiesel to New Zealand as part of its commitment to reduce emissions across its operations. Fast forward to 2019, Fonterra now has its 156 tankers in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty area producing 4% less emissions per year.

Meridian plugs in to global EV community

4 Mar 2019 | Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy’s commitment to EVs has gone global with the company joining the international EV100 initiative by pledging to operate a 100% electric fleet by 2030. Meridian joins overseas companies like Baidu, DHL and HP as well as local companies including Air New Zealand and Christchurch Airport.

Meridian Energy’s commitment to EVs has gone global with the company joining the international EV100 initiative by pledging to operate a 100% electric fleet by 2030. Meridian joins overseas companies like Baidu, DHL and HP as well as local companies including Air New Zealand and Christchurch Airport.

Vector achieves strong result in CDP disclosure report

1 Mar 2019 | Vector

Emissions reductions initiatives, governance and value chain engagement were among the company’s highest scoring categories. Vector, the country’s largest electricity distributor, was yesterday given the ‘best first-time performance’ award, and an above average overall score for the sector and region, at an event marking the release of the CDP 2018 Regional Disclosure Report Launch.

Emissions reductions initiatives, governance and value chain engagement were among the company’s highest scoring categories. Vector, the country’s largest electricity distributor, was yesterday given the ‘best first-time performance’ award, and an above average overall score for the sector and region, at an event marking the release of the CDP 2018 Regional Disclosure Report Launch.

Urgent call for business to act on rising sea levels

28 Feb 2019 | NBR

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Unilever deemed most prepared large consumer company for climate change according to new report from CDP

27 Feb 2019 | Bloomberg

Among the world’s biggest consumer companies, Europe’s Unilever NV, L’Oreal SA and Danone are best prepared for the effects of climate change relative to their peers, according to a report from the nonprofit CDP.

Among the world’s biggest consumer companies, Europe’s Unilever NV, L’Oreal SA and Danone are best prepared for the effects of climate change relative to their peers, according to a report from the nonprofit CDP.

How extreme weather is changing the way your electricity is delivered

22 Feb 2019 | Vector

Climate change has already affected how electricity gets delivered to customers, and it’s only going to get more challenging. Vector’s Chief Networks Officer Andre Botha outlines what the lines company is doing to respond.

Climate change has already affected how electricity gets delivered to customers, and it’s only going to get more challenging. Vector’s Chief Networks Officer Andre Botha outlines what the lines company is doing to respond.

CarboNZero case study - The Warehouse Group

18 Feb 2019 | The Warehouse Group

There are three elements to TWG's carbon neutral strategy: 1. Purchase Gold Standard international carbon credits to offset emissions generated by the business 2. Reduce carbon emissions 3. Regenerate as many as 2,700 hectares of land back to native forests.

There are three elements to TWG's carbon neutral strategy: 1. Purchase Gold Standard international carbon credits to offset emissions generated by the business 2. Reduce carbon emissions 3. Regenerate as many as 2,700 hectares of land back to native forests.

Meridian case study - Electrifying your fleet

18 Feb 2019 | Meridian

Electrifying our vehicle fleet is one way that we can demonstrate our commitment, and also learn – and then share those learnings with the broader business community.