The suburban solar conundrum
The combination of solar panels, electricity storage batteries, smart household gadgets, and a boring looking black box is set to change forever how our electricity system works. But do we need subsidies?
Oram: How we can confront the climate crisis
We have no alternative but to commit to more radical political action, says British climate activist Sir Jonathon Porritt in a new book
IRD planning consultation on green taxes
Internal Revenue officials are moving ahead with plans to consult on and, eventually, adopt recommendations from the Tax Working Group on environmental taxes.
Climate change is coming, we must be ready
Climate change is coming. Preparing for it means we may have to dramatically change how we live our lives, writes Marc Daalder.
A ‘managed retreat’ law for climate change?
The review of the Resource Management Act has recommended that a new law be added to the books to handle adaptation to the impacts of climate change.
Rethinking tourism - less could be more
Covid-19 and the absence of international travel provides a chance to rethink tourism and aim for local and high value activities, writes Dr Susanne Becken
Solving the critical flaw in our power grid
The Government is looking to tackle the critical flaw in New Zealand’s power system - the dry year problem, which keeps us reliant on fossil fuels.
Hyperbole flies over high country
The Government’s big shake-up of the high country has upset farmers and green groups
Insulating every home in NZ will save us money
Pat Baskett makes a case for the economic benefits of insulating every home in the country.