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National MPs chew over zero carbon bill

Today 10:00am - National Party MPs are meeting this morning to decide whether they will support the Government’s zero carbon bill.


Today 10:00am - Ten years ago, the Government was giving $760,000 to a consortium planning to “extract” energy from waves.

NZ drives global nature-first campaign

Monday - New Zealand is leading a push to use nature to avert a climate catastrophe.

OPINION: NZ farmers could be climate leaders

Michelle Cain

Monday - By MICHELLE CAIN | A separate target for methane from sheep and cattle has been painted as a sop to farmers; on the contrary, it puts the onus on the sector to curb warming.


Monday - Ten years ago, the forestry sector was warning that New Zealand was making no progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and was calling for schemes to increase planting.

Pricing delay carries risks, says ETS expert

Catherine Leining

Friday - The Government is exposing the country to significant risk by delaying changes to the carbon pricing regime, says one of the architects of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

What’s in store with ETS changes

Friday - The latest round of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme were announced last night, including tougher penalties for failing to surrender credits, the release of details about emissions levels from specific emitters, guidelines for the use of international credits, removing the $25 price cap and the possibility of a price floor.


Friday - Ten years ago, the Government announced it was making $36 million available in subsidies for biodiesel, after earlier discontinuing the Biofuels Act requiring oil companies to sell a minimum amount...

NEWSFLASH: $25 price cap on the way out

Thursday - THE $25 price-cap on New Zealand carbon will be gone by the end of 2022 and a price floor is a possibility, the Government has just announced. Full details in tomorrow morning’s Carbon News.

Tourism sector must toe the line, says minister

Thursday - The Government’s new Tourism Strategy released today says the sector must “play its role” in dealing with climate change.


Thursday - Ten years ago, business and union leaders were welcoming the Green Party’s proposed Green New Deal plan – which included the building of 6000 new state houses.

METHANE MOVES: Give poos a chance

Brian Cox

15 May 19 - Technologies like turning human waste into electricity could meet a large chunk of the Government's 2030 methane reduction target.


15 May 19 - Ten years ago, steelmakers in Europe were given more carbon credits than they had emissions to cover – a windfall worth billions of euros.

UN chief pushes case for carbon taxes

Antonio Guterres and Climate Minister James Shaw

14 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says income taxes should be replaced with carbon taxes.


14 May 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was being told that it would have to do things the Aussie way if it wanted to harmonise emissions trading schemes in the two countries.

OPINION: With methane, no time like the present

13 May 19 - Organic farmer and former Green Party co-leader JEANETTE FITZSIMONS says farmers can cut methane now while increasing farm profits.

Investment firms issue climate warnings

13 May 19 - Two major financial companies are issuing warnings to investors over climate change.


13 May 19 - Spot NZUs opened at $25.45 bid and $25.65 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.55.


13 May 19 - Ten years ago, a canned programme to “green” the civil service saved taxpayers $4.7 million in one year, Carbon News learnt.

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