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It's a Mexican stand-off...

Wednesday - There was no change in spot carbon yesterday, with NZUs fixing at $5.27. OMFinancial reports:

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Budget holds hint of carbon credit auctions

Monday - The Government is developing the architecture to auction carbon credits.

We're overdoing farm fertilisers, says report

Monday - Nitrogen and phosphorus application rates in parts of New Zealand are exceeding known safe limits, a new report shows.

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The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

Monday - Prospects for global energy markets have been reshaped by two recent pieces of news, one of which helps to explain the other.

Heat and drought pose threat to US power supplies

Hydroelectric plants such as Shasta Dam, in California, would suffer from reduced water flow.

Monday - Climate change could mean that things get really tough for people in the US west in the second half of this century, according to new research.

OPINION: New Zealand should be using its abundant renewable electricity generation capacity to power its transport fleet, argues BOB BINGHAM:

Bob Bingham ... we are very vulnerable.

Monday - Oil is a fantastic high energy and very portable fuel and currently it’s very cheap In fact, it has almost always been cheap and plentiful and we have built a good life with it. So what’s the...

Farmers given early warning about hungry crop pest

The potato leafhopper is small, but can inflict big damage on many plants.

Monday - It is small, bright green and an unwelcome visitor. But global warming means that this particular agricultural menace arrives earlier than ever − and consumes more than ever.

The skyscrapers of the future will be made of wood

Photo Credit: The 34-storey timber tower planned for Stockholm.

Monday - By PETER WILSON.- Vancouver architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak a while ago: “We grow trees in British Columbia that are 35 storeys tall, so why do our...

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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

Forest policy action pleases timber industry

Jo Goodhew ... policy revival.

18 May 15 - The Government appears to be putting in place the ingredients of a national...

Why the Government's forestry policies are not working

Megan Woods ... bullying tactics.

18 May 15 - Labour Party climate changes spokesperson MEGAN WOODS on why the Government’s...

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Energy

Wealthy nations overlook the dangers of climate change

Vanuatu damage ... poorer nations are more worried about climate change.

Monday - By ALEX LO.- Do rich countries care more about the environment that poorer...

Hungarian leader first head of state to back climate campaign

Janos Ader ... Paris challenges.

Monday - Hungarian president János Áder has become the first head of state to join the...

Brazil leads South American renewable energy charge

Monday - Brazil will spearhead renewable energy development in South America to 2017, as...

Inter-island ferry tests cleaner fuels

Arahura ... test bed.

Monday - KiwiRail is testing the viability of using cleaner fuels for its ferries.

In the new war of the worlds, the old world is losing

McDonald's ... old and tired.

18 May 15 - The power of traditional companies is declining in the face of sustainable and...

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Bank's Auckland office wins green accolade

18 May 15 - Innovative design and exemplary waste minimisation has helped BNZ to achieve a...

Fibreboard coffins out, pine caskets in

11 May 15 - Davis Funerals now uses caskets that are better for the environment.

Waste Warriors shift the waste

11 May 15 - Z Energy’s Waste Warriors competition has diverted 191 tonnes of waste - the...

Competitive edge the secret, say farm ambassadors

11 May 15 - New Zealand dairy farmers shouldn’t lose sight of their competitive advantage,...

Battery-maker claims world first

4 May 15 - Energizer has launched what it says is the world’s first high-performance...

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