New government alliance to lead technology climate response

The goal now is to take the findings and insights from these resources and support innovators to apply them to their own environmental products and processes.

New government alliance to lead technology climate response

A cross-government partnership is on a mission to turn New Zealand into a centre of global CleanTech excellence, solving pressing environmental problems.  Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners, the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge, Auckland Unlimited and UniServices have established the NZ CleanTech Mission partnership to convert local CleanTech into thriving and […]

Climate 101: Let’s talk about carbon

Since carbon is present in many greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane, carbon and carbon emissions are used as blanket terms to talk about the different groups of greenhouse gases and their emissions.

Climate 101: Let’s talk about carbon

By Barbara Nebel, CEO of thinkstep-anz In the rising conversations around climate change and climate action, carbon is one of the most significant — and ambiguous — words that can be heard. More terms are quickly coming out of the woodwork — carbon offsets, scope 3 emissions, science-based targets — but what do they all […]

We’re big coal users

We even had a climate – change emergency in December last year with coal imports 41 percent higher than in December 2019.

We’re big coal users

-Editorial, March issue NZ Manufacturer Its common to sling the mud at Australia about its coal mines, reliance on coal and exports to South Asia nations. But it’s something else to realise that New Zealand has been importing coal at levels not seen in 14 years. million tonnes were imported into New Zealand last year, […]

Get your carbon diet on track: 5 steps to carbon reporting

The reality is that reducing your carbon emissions is no longer an option — it’s as essential to a healthy planet as good nutrition is to a healthy body. The 2015 Paris agreement united 195 of the world’s governments in committing to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

Get your carbon diet on track: 5 steps to carbon reporting

– Barbara Nebel, CEO thinkstep-anz Is reducing your carbon emissions on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Want to put your business on a carbon diet, but not sure how? Whether you are new to carbon measurement or looking to make an ambitious pledge to further reduce your emissions, the following five steps offer inspiration […]

Solar giant Q CELLS enters New Zealand market

With New Zealand’s commitment to being carbon-neutral by 2050, household solar power is expected to play a key role in helping the country achieve its ambitious target.

Solar giant Q CELLS enters New Zealand market

Globally renowned solar technology leader and total energy solutions provider, Q CELLS, is entering the New Zealand energy market for the first time in response to local demand for its high-quality, affordable products. The move comes as New Zealand establishes itself as one of the most exciting emerging renewable power markets in the world, reflecting […]

The Interview: Greg Kushnir, Founder, Emrod

In the long run we would love to see our tech implemented in additional verticals such as aerospace, shipping, and aviation.

The Interview:  Greg Kushnir, Founder, Emrod

Greg Kushnir. How are you finding current business conditions?Challenging. But there’s really only two things one can do about it. Complain (which doesn’t help much) or get busy doing whatever possible to persevere. We have been very busy all through the Covid-19 turmoil and actually hired additional staff during lockdown. Do you believe that through […]

Funding boost for UC research on airborne microplastics

Funding boost for UC research on airborne microplastics

Could microplastics in the atmosphere play a role in climate change UC atmospheric chemist Dr Laura Revell is leading an investigation into this important question, with the support of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau. In July 2019, a new report by the Royal Society Te Apārangi highlighted the […]

This is what we can really do about climate change

Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector have more than doubled since the 1970s and remain on an upward trajectory.

This is what we can really do about climate change

Despite efforts to achieve net-zero by 2050, global emissions are still rising. A new study suggests ways to fast-track efforts to decarbonise the planet. Building a business case for sustainable energy could drive the transition. It’s not too late to stop climate change. According to new research, decarbonising fast enough to stabilise the climate and […]

5G is about to change the world in ways we can’t even imagine yet

This new connectivity will include factories and facilities away from cities where remoteness and physical complexity hamper wireless connections.

5G is about to change the world in ways we can’t even imagine yet

   Blue sky thinking: We don’t yet know what wave of change 5G will create. 5G networks were rolled out in 2019 and will expand rapidly in 2020. 5G will connect everything and everyone. 5G will underpin remote surgery, self-driving cars – and movies you can download in seconds. We live in a time when words meant […]

Renewable energy skills from Canterbury to benefit Bhutan

Renewable energy skills from Canterbury to benefit Bhutan

New Zealand expertise in renewable energy will be put to good use in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan when a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student returns to her homeland. Sonam Zam is a new graduate of UC’s Master of Engineering Studies (Renewable Energy) programme in the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering department. Her travel to Christchurch […]

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