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Environment Commissioner urges regulation on oil and gas

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 1:00 pm | Environment Commissioner

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has found regulation in New Zealand is not adequate for managing the environmental risks of oil and gas drilling, especially if the industry expands beyond Taranaki. More >>

EEZ changes welcome – Environment Commissioner

Tuesday, 7 August 2012, 1:36 pm | Environment Commissioner

Media Release 7th August, 2012 EEZ changes welcome – Environment Commissioner Changes to exclusive economic zone legislation announced by Environment Minister Amy Adams show the Government is listening to environmental concerns says the Parliamentary ... More >>

Solar water heaters only part of the picture: Commissioner

Thursday, 26 July 2012, 10:45 am | Environment Commissioner

Media Release Solar water heaters only part of the picture – Environment Commissioner Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has released her report into solar water heating and renewable energy today. The report, Evaluating solar ... More >>

Environment reporting document welcomed - Environment Com

Friday, 19 August 2011, 10:41 am | Environment Commissioner

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, is welcoming the environment reporting discussion document released by the Environment Minister Nick Smith last night. More >>

Changes a good move for native forests

Monday, 29 March 2010, 3:19 pm | Environment Commissioner

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, is welcoming proposed amendments to Emissions Trading Scheme carbon tables that would provide more accurate carbon entitlements for native forestry. More >>

Smart grid critical infrastructure in modern NZ

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 12:24 pm | Environment Commissioner

"A smart electricity grid is just as important as modern infrastructure like roads and broadband in 21st Century New Zealand", Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, told MPs today. More >>

ETS amendments bill should not pass - Commissioner

Monday, 16 November 2009, 1:37 pm | Environment Commissioner

“It is extremely disappointing that the Committee has not reached a consensus to improve the bill.” “As it stands, the amendments to the bill virtually guarantee the ETS will not achieve its stated goal of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, ... More >>

Greater use of economic tools needed

Thursday, 13 July 2006, 11:01 am | Environment Commissioner

New Zealand produces a large amount of waste for a country with a small population. We would do a far better job of reducing that waste if we made more use of economic tools, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Morgan Williams. People ... More >>

 

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