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

Spot NZUs continue to drift

Friday - The market has been fairly quiet since a busy trading session earlier in the week and the market is holding the $6 level for now – last at $6.15. OMFinancial reports:

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In-depth locally researched news on the top issues.

Jo Tyndall ... NZ committed.

Govt tells world: Here's how we're going to cut emissions

Monday - New Zealand will use domestic emissions reductions, forestry carbon sinks, international credits and its CP1 surplus to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, it has told the world.

NZ's fine on fossil-fuel subsidies, says Groser

Gareth Hughes ... easy win.

Monday - New Zealand has been given a clean bill-of-health on fossil-fuel subsidies, the Government says.

Minister happy with dairying emissions progress

Monday - The dairy industry is making progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Government says.

Beehive wants us to drive green cars

Monday - The Government is looking at how it can encourage New Zealanders to switch to alternative-fuel vehicles.

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Vicky Robertson ... change needed.

Treasury COO to be new voice for the environment

Monday - New Zealand has a new Secretary for the Environment.

Power giant to dump coal-fired stations and go green

Monday - Australia's second-largest power company says it will close its coal-fired power stations by 2050 and concentrate on developing renewable energy.

Big Oil faces new pressure to disclose climate risk

Monday - A $2 trillion group of investors have asked regulators to force oil and gas companies to provide more disclosures about climate-related risks to their businesses.

Inquiry takes aim at green charities that get political

Friends of the Earth is among the environmental groups that have been criticised in some quarters as ‘anti-jobs’.

Monday - The almost 600 environmental groups that hold tax-deductibility status in Australia are being scrutinised by a Federal Government inquiry, with reports that more than 100 of them face being struck...

Battery costs drop even faster as electric car sales keep rising

Monday - The cost of batteries is one of the major hurdles standing in the way of widespread use of electric cars and household solar batteries.

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CMS Carbon Commentary

CMS Carbon Commentary

Commentary from Carbon Market Solutions

Market liquid and steady, but slow

11 Feb 15 - Carbon continues to move sideways, holding around the $6 mark. OMFinancial...

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...

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Forestry News

Govt opens doors to new oil and gas exploration

30 Mar 15 - The Government is calling for energy companies to explore the potential of more...

Forest experts are wrong, say climate change ministers

30 Mar 15 - The Government is sticking to its guns – forest planting is down because of the...

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Energy

Additives to make plastic biodegradable don’t cut it

Even a microbe won’t eat plastic.

Monday - One of the common concerns about plastic packaging is that it is generally...

We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

13 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with...

Investors chip in as renewables rise toward record level

13 Apr 15 - Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce...

China helping London’s famous black cabs to turn green

13 Apr 15 - It’s the most famous taxi in the world and a British icon, rivalling the Queen...

Unhappy birthday for UK's nuclear white elephants

Sellafield ... failure.

13 Apr 15 - A state-of-the-art British plant designed to re-use spent nuclear fuel so as to...

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Tuvalu awards contract for solar power plants

Monday - Solarcity and Infratec Renewables have been awarded a $780,000 contract to...

Drink bottle recycle campaign gets more funding

Monday - The annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful drink bottle recycling scheme will see...

Carpooler chases crowd funding

30 Mar 15 - Chariot, New Zealand’s first carpooling and ride sharing app, has launched an...

Award-winner reopens show home

30 Mar 15 - Award-winning Rilean Construction is re-opening an energy efficient Evolution...

How businesses can learn to be water-wise

30 Mar 15 - A resource is now available for businesses and other organisations aiming to...

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