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Bradford's Replacement Respects Her Decision

Bradford's Replacement Respects Her Decision
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, Sept 25 NZPA - The man replacing outgoing Green MP Sue Bradford says he would have preferred to sit alongside her in Parliament, but respects her decision to go.

Infratil Eyes NSW Privatisation But Not Optimistic Of Process

Infratil Eyes NSW Privatisation But Not Optimistic Of Process
Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - New Zealand infrastructure investor Infratil is eyeing the privatisation of New South Wales electricity assets but is not optimistic that it will happen.

Govt Gets Its ETS Bill Through First Reading

Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - After months of controversy the Government today brought its new-look emissions trading scheme (ETS) to Parliament and got the bill through its first reading on a vote of 63 to 58.

Biofuel Bill, Version 2 Seeks To Impose Sustainability Standards

Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - The chief proponent of legislation seeking sustainability standards for biofuels, Jeanette Fitzsimons, says it's a pity that world trade rules don't allow imported biofuels to be blocked at the border.

Energy In A Minute - New TV Slot For Energy Efficiency Announced

Energy In A Minute - New TV Slot For Energy Efficiency Announced
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - First it was Food In a Minute, now there is Energy Spot -- a $4 million campaign to persuade New Zealanders to save energy. Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee launched the campaign at Parliament today.

Sharemarket Little Changed

Sharemarket Little Changed
Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - New Zealand shares were little changed today as positive news about a higher Fonterra payout was countered by a rise in the NZ dollar.

NZ Biofuel Start-Ups Making Progress - Website

NZ Biofuel Start-Ups Making Progress - Website
Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Biofuel entrepreneur LanzaTech says its pilot plant at the New Zealand Steel works has successfully used microbes to convert waste gas into high-octane ethanol.

Re-Jigged ETS Draws Brickbats And Bouquets

Re-Jigged ETS Draws Brickbats And Bouquets
Wellington, Sept 15 NZPA - The Government's re-jigged emissions trading system -- for which it expects Maori Party support in Parliament -- will kneecap the nation's clean and green reputation overseas, a big environmental lobby says.

NZ Sharemarket Ends Lacklustre Session Lower

NZ Sharemarket Ends Lacklustre Session Lower
Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket ended a lacklustre Monday session lower but brokers said it outperformed other markets in Asia.

An Amended ETS Could Be Passed By December Says Govt

An Amended ETS Could Be Passed By December Says Govt
Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - An agreement between National and the Maori Party means a law reviving and amending an emissions trading scheme could be passed by December, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today

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