The Green ‘virtual power plant’
A new Green Party announcement heralds a fast-exit out of fossil fuels through a massive state housing solar panel installation programme
Rod Oram: Now we can see our future
Three big announcements this week heralded our healthy and profitable future. Those standing in the way, argues Rod Oram, are as out of step as the Think Big world from which they hail.
RoundUp: The landmark case
It’s one of the most commonly used weedkillers in the world, but worldwide pressure to phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate could force us to come up with alternatives quickly.
Water, money, control
Will the Government be able to convince councils to give up control of their water supplies?
Tiwai Point closure: benefits and fishhooks
In theory, the closure of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter should bring down electricity prices and help get New Zealand closer to its Carbon Zero 2050 goal. In practice, that isn’t so easy.
Tiwai Point closure to hit 2,600 jobs
Rio Tinto finally pulls pin on Tiwai Point smelter, which employs 2,600 directly and indirectly, uses 13 percent of NZ’s power, and exports $1.2b of aluminium each year
US ban on NZ seafood imminent
A US ban on NZ seafood could be three to four weeks away after Sea Shepherd filed a motion for a preliminary injunction.
How to electrify the economy before it’s too late
The electrification of our economy is needed to reduce emissions, particularly from industry and transport. What will that look like?
A tale of an abandoned fairy tern chick
The fine art of teaching a rare bird to fish. An extraordinary story of how an abandoned fairy tern chick, RY-BM, was saved from death and taught to fend for himself.