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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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Heavy industry in bid to accelerate renewables

Heavy industry in bid to accelerate renewables

A group of the country’s biggest industrial electricity users are combining to see if they can accelerate development of new renewable generation capacity.

Fonterra, New Zealand Steel, Refining NZ, Oji Fibre Solutions and Pan Pac Forest Products are working with the Major Electricity Users’ Group to test whether a long-term power purchase contract for part of their combined load can incentivise new investment at a material scale.

Vector’s trial of vehicle-to-home technology kicks off in Piha

Vector’s trial of vehicle-to-home technology kicks off in Piha

The first participant in the Piha vehicle-to-home (V2H) trial is now plugged in and ready to go.

Auckland energy company Vector has begun its first trial of the new technology, aimed at exploring how electric vehicles and V2H systems can ease peak demand on electricity networks and be used as backup electricity sources for customers during short-term outages.

Toyota NZ – Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles will play a part in our transport future

Toyota NZ – Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles will play a part in our transport future

In the move to decarbonise the world’s transport fleet, hydrogen will have a unique role to play alongside self-charging hybrids and battery electric vehicles, according to Toyota.

Episodes of extreme weather around the world and increasing average global temperatures are attesting to the reality of global warming. Amid global efforts to hold the potential temperature rise to 2.0°C or 1.5°C as the latest IPCC report recommends[1], Toyota is planning to slash average CO2 emissions per vehicle by 90% in comparison with 2010 levels, by 2050.

Suncorp New Zealand on its way to meet net-zero emissions by 2050

Suncorp New Zealand on its way to meet net-zero emissions by 2050

This month Suncorp released its Responsible Business Report, which includes an update on our progress against our corporate responsibility commitments.

Over the past 12 months Suncorp New Zealand has made great strides in our corporate responsibility journey, from enhancing our customer service processes for customers experiencing vulnerability to strengthening conduct and increasing transparency.

Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

Kiwi Property – charge and shop coming to five shopping centres

Kiwi Property expects to have a mix of 42 type one and two chargers across Auckland’s Sylvia Park and LynnMall, Hamilton’s The Base and Centre Place and Palmerston North’s The Plaza shopping centres by March 2020.

It has received $211,209 part funding from the Government’s low emission vehicles contestable fund toward the ‘Charge where you park’ project.

Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

The Kiwi food businesses blazing a carbon-zero trail

Consumers and businesses are increasingly wrestling with the amount of carbon emissions the nation and the planet produces. While emissions have dropped across some sectors, the food and beverage industry has seen a startling rise over the past two decades, and some businesses are taking the initiative to lead the charge to carbon zero. Amy Ridout reports.

Countdown rolls out fleet of electric delivery trucks

Countdown rolls out fleet of electric delivery trucks

The country’s largest online retailer, Countdown, has rolled out its first of a fleet of electric trucks tasked with delivering online orders.

The supermarket operator, owned by ASX-listed Woolworths, says it spent close to $700,000 to purchase five electric delivery trucks, which it estimates will eliminate 350,000 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year.