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

Liquidity not far away

Monday - NZUs closed at $6.60 on Friday, after opening at $6.50. OMFinancial reports:

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In-depth locally researched news on the top issues.

Forest experts are wrong, say climate change ministers

Monday - The Government is sticking to its guns Ė forest planting is down because of the cyclical nature of the industry, and not because carbon prices are too low to encourage planting.

Third thermal station finds competition too much

Power-less ... Southdown to be dismantled.

Monday - A third thermal power station is closing because it canít compete economically against renewables.

We're watching carbon prices, says Government

Tim Groser ... on watch.

Monday - The Government says it is watching carbon prices creep higher.

Australia well short of meeting emissions target

Monday - Australiaís flagship climate change scheme will buy the country just half of its 2020 emissions reduction target, a market watcher says.

Fossil-fuel investment risk not on our radar, says Treasury

Treasury ... no notes.

23 Mar 15 - Fossil-fuel investment exposure might be worrying the Bank of England, but it has failed to cause any ripples at New Zealandís Treasury.

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Govt opens doors to new oil and gas exploration

Monday - The Government is calling for energy companies to explore the potential of more than 400,000 square kilometres of land and sea, maintaining that oil and gas have a role to play in a low-carbon world.

China ramps up the rhetoric on climate change

Monday - By KEIRAN COOKE.- Zheng Guogang, head of the China Meteorological Administration, says future variations in climate are likely to reduce crop yields and damage the environment.

Beat-the-heat beans could keep feeding millions

Monday - Scientists believe they may have found how to safeguard a staple tropical crop, on which hundreds of millions of people depend, from the depredations of climate change.

New tandem solar cells pave way for better solar

Monday - Maximizing the efficiency of converting sunlight to electricity was the primary goal for much of the history of solar power industry. Because solar cells were so expensive to make, they were used...

WORLD TODAY: Antarctic ice shelves melting dramatically, study finds

Monday - * Satellite data indicates sea levels rising faster than expected * UK faces European court over coal plant emissions * Pakistan shelves six coal-fired power projects * Rockefeller family tried...

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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. 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

Memo Jo: Foresters need a bit more than praise

Paul Nicholls ... real carbon price, please.

23 Mar 15 - Forest owners want the Government to put its money where its mouth is on...

Nine billion reasons to get rid of our forest pests

23 Mar 15 - The economic benefits of wiping out possums, rats, mice and mustelids in New...

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Energy

Wynyard scheme adopts green rating

Monday - A new housing development in Aucklandís Wynyard Quarter will be the first to...

We're in the right gear to hit the e-car highway

23 Mar 15 - New Zealand could be one of the first countries with a complete network of...

Old King Coal is sick ... but not yet dying

23 Mar 15 - A global investigation into every coal-fired power plant proposed in the past...

No matter how you cut it, the answer is ecosystem services

23 Mar 15 - As a professor of ecology, Shahid Naeem knows all too well that thereís no...

Lots of hot air about heat, but why is no one talking about sustainable cooling?

23 Mar 15 - Without cooling, the supply of food, medicine and data would simply break down.

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Carpooler chases crowd funding

Monday - Chariot, New Zealandís first carpooling and ride sharing app, has launched an...

Award-winner reopens show home

Monday - Award-winning Rilean Construction is re-opening an energy efficient Evolution...

How businesses can learn to be water-wise

Monday - A resource is now available for businesses and other organisations aiming to...

Wind power pioneer collects honour

23 Mar 15 - A Tauranga wind engineer has been made a fellow of the Institution of...

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23 Mar 15 - European Environmental Markets chief executive Adrian Rimmer is the new...

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