Environmental media releases

Media releases about environmental issues.

2 June 2020

AA wants ETS levy on fuel used to reduce transport emissions

The amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) announced by the Government today need to also include spending the ETS levy on fuel for projects that help reduce transport emissions, says the NZ Automobile Association (AA).

5 May 2016

Electric vehicles package will increase choice for motorists

The AA welcomes the Minister of Transport’s announcement today of a package of initiatives to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand.

14 October 2010

Eco-driving tips from the AA Energywise Rally

AA General Manager Motoring Services, Stella Stocks, says while modern vehicle technology plays a large part in fuel efficiency, the Rally’s drivers are also using a number of eco-driving techniques to help them reduce their fuel consumption.

24 September 2008

Challenge on to find New Zealand's most fuel efficient cars

64 cars have been entered in the four day rally to be held in November, up from 52 in 2006 when it was last held. Entries have come from all but two of New Zealand's major car manufacturers and distributors. This year's participants include BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Subaru, Suzuki and Volkswagen.

5 June 2008

AA Summit launches global "Make Cars Green" declaration and 10 points for greener motoring

The Environment, Transport and the Environment Summit was held in Parliament's historic Legislative Council Chamber and attended by representatives from Asian and Pacific motoring clubs, car manufacturers, oil companies, MPs, academia, transport stakeholders, the business community and government departments.

30 November 2007

AA welcomes practical import emissions standards

"Such a reduction in the supply of used imports, combined with increasing prices for newer imports would have led to many motorists keeping their older cars for longer. Rather than improving fleet emissions, the proposals could have had the opposite effect."

13 July 2007

Air pollution study doesn't support car-bashing

Mike Noon, the AA's General Manager for Motoring Affairs, says the HAPINZ study states quite clearly that the bulk of the air pollution problem in New Zealand comes from domestic wood fires.

1 June 2006

AA welcomes release of NZ Energy Strategy

The AA welcomes the release today of the New Zealand Energy Strategy by the Government.

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