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Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

The Climate Leaders' Coalition - whose signatories are responsible for almost 60 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - will today officially launch a Statement of Ambition, which aims for meaningful climate action.

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Ravensdown’s integrated report shows progress on climate action

Ravensdown’s integrated report shows progress on climate action

Ravensdown’s 2022 Integrated Report published today shows the fertiliser co-operative owned by primary producers is tracking well against its strategic objectives.

Highlights include:

A 12 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from fertiliser against the previous year.
A net reduction of scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions of 2,206 tonnes of carbon dioxide (14%) since the base year of 2018.
Confirming plans to convert the company’s Dipton, Southland coal-fired combustor to biomass eliminating at least 1100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year, almost 10 per cent of Ravensdown’s direct carbon footprint.

Freightways – what fuel should my truck use?

Freightways – what fuel should my truck use?

Aotearoa New Zealand’s future energy centre, Ara Ake, is working with major road freight and transport companies to help them better assess the options and costs for decarbonising their road fleet.

Ara Ake is partnering with H.W. Richardson Group (HWR) and Freightways to assess the total cost of ownership of different low emissions fleet options. This will be carried out by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) using the publicly available Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool developed by Ara Ake.

LIC – First lower-methane cows could be born next year

LIC – First lower-methane cows could be born next year

Scientists have discovered a group of bulls that release 15% less planet-heating methane than average – and more than 30% less than high-emitting animals.

The research, led by diary breeders LIC and CRV, will now breed daughters from the low-emitting group then compare the methane produced by these cows with emissions of the daughters of the highest-methane bulls.