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Westpac Carbon Update

Westpac Carbon Update

Opening prices from the Westpac carbon desk

Westpac price update

31 Mar 14 - Latest indicative prices from Westpac are:

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OMF Market Review

OMF Market Review

Daily New Zealand carbon market review from broker OMFinancial. OMF's live market prices service is here

NZUs continue to trade $3.00-$3.10

Today 10:00am - NZU trading was quiet yesterday with no permits changing hands. OMFinancial...

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Carbon News Exclusive

In-depth locally researched news on the top issues.

Shane Jones ... big gap in the ranks.

So long Shane Jones, a man who got the message

Today 10:00am - Shane Jones’ legacy to the Labour Party – and potentially New Zealand - is a policy designed to release the environmental and social potential of forestry, as well as boost economic returns.

At last, we're moving on wood carbon rules

Today 10:00am - New Zealand is finally moving to recognise carbon stored in wood products – two years after it could have done so.

Scientists question Ruataniwha hearing advice

Dr Russell Death ... concerns removed from draft report.

17 Apr 14 - Serious questions raised in Parliament about the independence of scientific advice in consent hearings from Government scientists are justified, says a key witness in the Ruataniwha dam hearing.

Climate change means the skids are under skiing

17 Apr 14 - Skiing on New Zealand’s highest skifields will be viable for another generation – but possibly not for longer than that - thanks to climate change.

Politicians leading us on a path to catastrophe, warns former PM

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... we're like lemmings heading for the cliff.

11 Apr 14 - Politicians too afraid of losing votes to talk about climate change are sentencing humanity to catastrophe, says former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

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Aussie Greens gain, but the rest is much the same

Today 10:00am - The theme of the past 30 days – much like the past 12 months – has been politics, with market focus squarely on the Western Australia Senate election re-run on April 5 and the implications for the balance of power in the new Senate from July 1, says market analyst Reputex.

Householders doing their bit in Australia

Today 10:00am - The latest review of Australia’s energy-saving appliance scheme has delivered a rare trifecta: a good news story for the economy, the community and the environment.

Climate policy and the need for clarity and certainty

Today 10:00am - Cutting emissions now makes business sense for industry, writes TAMARYN NAPP, a research associate at Imperial College, London.

Fracking is flying high, but how long can it last?

Today 10:00am - The fracking industry is the new star on the US energy scene, credited by its backers with bringing down domestic fuel prices and revitalising the US economy. But amid the talk of an energy...

Europe pushes renewables into the free market

Today 10:00am - Renewable energy subsidies that helped to spur Europe’s $NZ77 billion-a-year clean energy industry are to be phased out across the continent, under new market-friendly state aid rules announced by...

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CMS Carbon Commentary

CMS Carbon Commentary

Commentary from Carbon Market Solutions

Our ETS is working ... but is it effective?

4 Apr 14 - IS THE Emissions Trading Scheme working and will it be more effective after the...

Turmoil across the Tasman will be felt here

21 Feb 14 - By WAYNE KING. Australia’s media is drip-feeding news and commentary on the...

Market poised to move higher?

18 Feb 14 - A day of consolidation yesterday, as Spot NZUs fixed at $3.37 on CommTrade....

What was going on at the Warsaw climate conference

29 Nov 13 - The Warsaw climate change conference opened as super typhoon Haiyan, the...

Why it's important that we do our bit

15 Nov 13 - With COP19 under way in Warsaw, CARBON MARKET SOLUTIONS looks at the background...

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Forestry News

Agriculture gas emissions on the rise, warns UN

17 Apr 14 - Agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and...

National driving climate change, say Greens

Russel Norman ... National failing.

17 Apr 14 - New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms...

Wooden skyscrapers cool idea in a warming world

11 Apr 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- US scientists have a new green solution to urban construction:...

UN to promote sustainable energy for all

11 Apr 14 - The United Nations has launched the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, an...

Z Energy goes it alone with $21 million biodiesel plant to supply local market

4 Apr 14 - A commercial-scale biodiesel project nearly stymied by the withdrawal...

Biofuels not a lasting solution, warns report

4 Apr 14 - By DOUGLAS CRAWFORD-BROWN.- Biofuels alone are unsustainable, but can still...

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Energy

By hook or by crook, science is finding new routes to energy

Today 10:00am - While politicians posture, and climate scientists sigh sadly, researchers in...

The energy revolution is jammed in reverse

Today 10:00am - Keeping the rise in global average temperatures to no more than 2°C above...

Energy-effiicient homes not our strong point, says expert

Today 10:00am - New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of knowledge,...

Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

Simon Terry ... key change.

17 Apr 14 - Seriously tackling New Zealand’s emissions requires the use of carbon to be...

We’re on the right track, says Groser

Tim Groser ... doing our share.

17 Apr 14 - The latest climate crisis report from the United Nations emphasises the need...

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Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

Ricoh keeps ahead of the digital game

13 Dec 13 - Anticipating the shift from paper to digital has paid dividends for Ricoh New...

House will open doors to green builders

6 Dec 13 - Rilean Construction has started work on its first permanent evolution series...

Takapuna park wins concrete plaudit

11 Oct 13 - The makeover of an inner-city park in Takapuna has won an Auckland company this...

Law firm names student prizewinner

11 Oct 13 - Mason Gilles is the winner of the Simpson Grierson Environmental Law Prize for...

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