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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 ... the road ahead

Wednesday - This year is done and dusted for many, says OMFinancial:

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Carbon News Exclusive

In-depth locally researched news on the top issues.

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

Scientists question Ruataniwha hearing advice

Thursday - 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

Thursday - Skiing on New Zealandís highest skifields will be viable for another generation Ė 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.

Our emissions up ... thanks to cars and cows

11 Apr 14 - New Zealandersí love affair with cars and cows has pushed our greenhouse gas emissions up by 25 per cent.

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 of Government support is to go ahead.

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Agriculture gas emissions on the rise, warns UN

Thursday - Agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.

Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

Simon Terry ... key change.

Thursday - Seriously tackling New Zealandís emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending.

National driving climate change, say Greens

Russel Norman ... National failing.

Thursday - New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms Nationalís policies are driving climate change, the Green Party says.

Weíre on the right track, says Groser

Tim Groser ... doing our share.

Thursday - The latest climate crisis report from the United Nations emphasises the need for a truly global agreement in 2015 to ensure efforts to cut greenhouse gases are effective, says Minister for Climate...

UN calls for bold, swift action on climate crisis

Thursday - A long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released this week shows that all countries must act swiftly and boldly to reach a global, ambitious and legal climate...

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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. 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...

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

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...

Biofuels not a lasting solution, warns report

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

We need a price target range, says forest expert

Peter Olsen ... business needs certainty.

28 Mar 14 - A LEADING forestry services executive is calling on the Government to set a...

Z Energy on fuels project sideline

28 Mar 14 - ONE OF THE companies involved in a $13.5 million project investigating the...

Not worth it, say international traders

28 Mar 14 - INTERNATIONAL carbon traders say there is little incentive for the private...

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Emissions cuts also about ethics, says IPCC

Thursday - For the first time, the IPCC has addressed the ethical, as well as technical,...

In the heart of Sydney City, green is bustiní out all over

Thursday - Cool, green roofs and walls are the hottest property trend in Sydney - from...

How sail is catching up with the fossil-fuel ships

Maersk's Triple-E ... 18,000 containers.

11 Apr 14 - Ship transport is energy efficient, but it is also a significant source of...

Tyres can save fuel, says consumer watchdog

11 Apr 14 - Choosing tyres which grip well but are also fuel efficient can save money and...

Airlines wrestle with demands of climate change

11 Apr 14 - By LYNETTE DRAY.- Although aviation emissions contribute only 3 to 5 per cent...

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Carbon Market Directory

Carbon Market Directory

The best of the best in the New Zealand carbon market


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Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnicís 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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