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Free carbon credits might get early overhaul

Thursday - The entire formula used to calculate how free many free carbon credits heavy emitters receive might be overhauled before the end of the year.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, a company behind plans for a tidal-power station on the Kaipara Harbour was warning that New Zealand was falling behind on clean-power development.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Thursday - Parliament’s Environment Committee is discussing changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme today, as well as the annual reports of the Environmental Protection Authority and Predator Free 2050.

Z Energy offers free deal on offsetting

Wednesday - Z Energy is moving into the offsetting business – for free.

Funds back 110 more EV-charging stations

Wednesday - Money towards another 110 electric-vehicle-charging stations has been announced this morning, bringing the number of Government-funded stations to more than 1000.

Auckland's CityLink buses going electric

Wednesday - Buses in downtown Auckland are going electric.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, Australia was being criticised for a $60 billion, 10-year deal to supply 30 million tonnes of coal a year to run China’s coal-fired power stations.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Wednesday - Applications for the Government’s Low-Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund open today, with secure parking for electric bikes eligible for the first time.

Air NZ emissions climbing, says global report

Tuesday - Air New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than its emissions-reduction schemes are coping with, a new paper shows.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, aggregated bundles of New Zealand forestry credits were finding ready buyers overseas.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Tuesday - Greater Wellington Regional Council’s environment committee meets today to set environmental priorities.

ETS deal cuts oil refinery gas emissions

Monday - Greenhouse gas emissions from the Marsden Point oil refinery have fallen 20 per cent as a result of a deal exempting the refinery from the Emissions Trading Scheme, the company says.

Climate change low on Nats' question list

Monday - Fewer than five per cent of the written questions to Government ministers lodged this year are about climate change.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, members of John Key’s Cabinet were asking business leaders for information on climate change.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Monday - Cambridge University economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta will give a public talk in Wellington tomorrow on the economics of biodiversity (5.30pm-7pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, 23...

Row brews over free credits to heavy emitters

14 Feb 20 - Tension is building over the allocation of free carbon credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.

Leaders (well, some of them) are talking climate change

14 Feb 20 - Climate change was on the lips of the leaders of two of the five parties in Parliament when it resumed this week.

Government eyes new rules for inhibitors

14 Feb 20 - The Government is considering introducing new rules to govern the use of inhibitors in agriculture to avoid a repeat of the 2013 DCD trade disaster.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

14 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, Korea was floating plans for a carbon tax. In 2015, it introduced an emissions trading scheme, which now covers 591 large emitting-companies.


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