Prime Minister announces timeline for Zero Carbon Act

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The recommendations from commissioner's report, released in July this year, included a Zero Carbon Act to install a goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions, and a legal requirement to meet that target. "Putting our new climate change target into law will hold the Government to account and place New ... ...read more
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'A lot of work to be done' – Government announces Zero Carbon Bill to be introduced next year

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
1 NEWS. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have used a post-cabinet stand up to announce the Zero Carbon Bill will be introduced by the ... Mr Shaw reiterated that this Government aims to put the framework in place for having net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ...read more
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Government to consult before drafting 'Zero Carbon Act' to reduce emissions

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The Government will go to the nation to consult on what targets should form the basis of a Zero Carbon Act. It means legislation will not be introduced this year, as the Government looks to consult over next year before it's drafted. An "interim" Climate Change commission will be set up, to begin setting ... ...read more
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Zero Carbon Act announcement

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, is pleased to announce today the Government's first important step towards creating a Zero Carbon Act. ... “From May next year, we'll have a conversation with all New Zealanders about the potential target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. ...read more
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Prime Minister announces formulation of Zero Carbon Act, climate change commission

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Speaking at her post-Cabinet press conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with Climate Change Minister James Shaw alongside her, said a Zero Carbon Bill would be introduced by October 2018. Shaw said the framework for a net zero emissions economy by 2050 should be in place by the end of ... ...read more
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Macron Appeals to French Exceptionalism as 40th Birthday Looms

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
... withdraw from the Paris climate accord was the wrong one for the U.S. and for the world, he said. “I want France to become the leader of environmental transformation,” Macron said. “One has to choose his battles. My priority, in France, in Europe and globally, is carbon emissions and climate warming.”. ...read more
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Council chiefs defend ban on staff using own heaters at work

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Several employees at Pullar House, in Perth, brought in their own heaters from home after the temperature plummeted. However, bosses at Perth and Kinross Council ordered them to be removed. The decision was criticised by some staff, who say they have been forced to wear scarves, gloves, coats ... ...read more
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The Yorkshire Post says: Environmental case should be tipping point for Government U-turn on ...

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
Figures released by the Department for Transport under pressure from Labour MP Paul Blomfield show the planned electrification of the line between London and Sheffield would have delivered £271m-worth of carbon emission savings over the next 60 years - more than 20 times the amount forecast ... ...read more
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hrl: Assists Clients Participating in ERF

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
The Australian Government has committed $2.55 billion towards the funding of projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The ERF has been implemented by the Australian Government to help achieve Australia's 2020 emissions reduction target of a 5% cut in greenhouse gas emissions ... ...read more
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Nuclear, renewables to help French CO2 reduction goals, Macron says

December 17, 2017 | Carbon Emissions
“Nuclear is not bad for carbon emissions, it's even the most carbon-free way to produce electricity with renewables,” Macron said. The 39-year old, who has sought to forge strong ties with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, did not show any enthusiasm for her decision to phase out nuclear energy, one ... ...read more
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