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Westpac Carbon Update

Westpac Carbon Update

Opening prices from the Westpac carbon desk

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8 Aug 14 - Latest indicative prices:

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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

Market remains quiet

Monday - The carbon market slipped a little late last week to $4.32 on light volume. ...

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Carbon News Exclusive

In-depth locally researched news on the top issues.

Dr Suzi Kerr ... enormous opportunities.

Chile's new tax could open carbon doors for NZ

Monday - Chileís new carbon tax potentially offers New Zealand an opportunity to offset some of its own agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, says economist Dr Suzi Kerr.

Soils SOS as cities gobble up our best growing land

Monday - New Zealand is allowing its elite soils to be eaten up by cities Ė despite signing up to a new global campaign to protect valuable agricultural land.

Rod Oram: Why I'm getting out of fossil fuels

Rod Oram ... doing his bit.

Monday - Business commentator Rod Oram is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to sustainable investment.

Anxious foresters await review of foreign credits ban

13 Oct 14 - A controversial decision to make foresters the only emitters banned from using cheap foreign carbon credits to offset their greenhouse gas emissions is under review.

BUSINESS POSER: Are you creating value, or destroying it?

Clean water ... easy to access, at the moment.

13 Oct 14 - New Zealand is leading the world on integrated reporting.

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Kiwi savers want investments to do clean work

Monday - A survey of New Zealanders has revealed that Kiwis care deeply about how their KiwiSaver funds are being invested and that they want more sustainable KiwiSaver options.

Fracking boom could mean up to 12% more carbon emissions

Monday - The consistent message from those who would seek to exploit shale gas is that it has three distinct advantages over existing forms of fossil fuel energy: it is cheap, it has a lower influence on...

Angry city draws a line in the (fracking) sand

Monday - A college town in southern Minnesota is taking action against the frac-sand industry that's booming amid America's drilling revolution.

Greenpeace v Shell via Lego: The building blocks of a successful campaign

Monday - October 9, 2014, was a big day in eco-activism: Lego announced that it would not renew a product-placement deal with Shell, following concerted pressure from Greenpeace as part of a campaign to ban...

A new agricultural economy is knocking on the door

Robert Wright ... leadership is needed.

Monday - Europe should be pushing for the rapid expansion of its network of biorefineries, to produce European food, fuel and feed, as well as a range of other high-value products that replace fossil fuels,...

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CMS Carbon Commentary

CMS Carbon Commentary

Commentary from Carbon Market Solutions

NZU prices down again

1 Aug 14 - Spot NZUs sold down to $3.90 on decent volume Ė circa 50K. OMFinancial reports

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. Australiaís 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

Controlling deforestation will take more than words

6 Oct 14 - There was little at the recent UN Climate Summit in New York in the way of new...

Australia seems to be overlooking bioenergy

29 Sep 14 - When we think of renewable energy, itís easy to picture spinning wind turbines...

How renewables can lead to prosperity and jobs

22 Sep 14 - A new handbook shows how forward-looking communities around the world are...

Solid Energy needs extension of guarantee

22 Sep 14 - Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a...

New York summit could be the turning point

16 Sep 14 - A United Nations chief dismayed at the lack of resolve toward the climate...

NZ needs to be in China now, says carbon trader

8 Sep 14 - New Zealand should be knocking on Chinaís door now if it wants to exploit huge...

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Energy

Problem seaweed could provide biofuel solution

Monday - It has often been used as a farmland fertiliser, and in some communities it is...

Solar chief: Thereís no cost to solar energy, only savings

Lyndon Rive ... solar education the issue

Monday - SolarCity Corp, the United Statesí largest residential solar service provider,...

Outlook palls for fossil fuel investment

Monday - Warnings within the world of high finance are coming thick and fast that the...

Donít get too excited, no one has cracked nuclear fusion yet

Monday - Aerospace giant Lockheed Martinís excitement in the media announcement last...

'Business as usual' no way to run our rivers

Dr Bob Costanza ... trust needed.

13 Oct 14 - If, as delegates to the 17th International Rivers Symposium agreed, that river...

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You'll never run out of printer paper

25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

18 Aug 14 - Canon New Zealand is calling for Kiwis to get creative and apply for its annual...

CRL Energy wins environment award

1 Aug 14 - CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment...

Evolution show home opens in the south

20 Jun 14 - Award-winning Rilean Construction this week unveiled its first energy-efficient...

Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnicís Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

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