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Are hydrogen and soil the answers?

Are hydrogen and soil the answers?

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins Well, here endeth our first full week of life at the end of a telephone or video link. The people I’ve talked to mostly seem to be retaining their sanity – for now anyway.    One of the crucial things we all need to do is retain our engagement…

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Kiwi Ingenuity a Carbon Regulator and Conference News

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Firstly, an urgent call is going out for a CEP representative on the Standards New Zealand committee looking at standards for gas boilers. If you are interested in representing us on this committee please let me know straight away. Our opportunity to propose an expert emerged while…

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Preventing Outages, Debunking Blue Hydrogen and Autonomous Scooters

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Power outages dominated the energy news locally this week and while this story has received adequate coverage in the media around who or what was to blame, of interest to Transpower looking forward is the announcement out of the UK this week of a collaboration between its system…

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ETS, Climate Response and a Biodegradable Skyscraper

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Normally, we try to avoid duplicating stories that find their way into the mainstream media but this week there is good reason to reference a couple. There was an interesting story in Stuff this week about the ETS pricing cap. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link.…

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Deadlines, Deliveries and a Brave New World

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Arguably, the best news of the week is that the Climate Change Commission has extended its submission deadline for comment on its draft advice by two weeks to 28 March. With the weight of documentation to digest, that was welcome news to many of us. For a…

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Missed Opportunities, Waste and Bitcoins

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Much fanfare was heard about building back better and applying COVID recovery funds to greening economies. It turns out only 18% of of the US$14.6 trillion (NZ$20tr) allocated last year were directed towards greening measures, that’s according to a report from the UN Environment Programme and Oxford…

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