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Wary forest investors watch climbing carbon price

Today 11:00am - Gun-shy forest investors are watching with interest as carbon creeps up to the magic $15 mark, but they’ll need at least another $3 a tonne to make up for the political risk of investing in carbon forestry, the industry says.

Long road ahead for EVs, says energy expert

Ralph Sims

Today 11:00am - The Government’s plan to get 64,000 electric cars on the road by 2021 will cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by just 0.01 per cent.

We've made owning e-cars easier, claims minister

Simon Bridges

Today 11:00am - Transport Minister Simon Bridges says his electric-vehicle policy will remove barriers that have prevented businesses and households switching to electric vehicles.

E-CARS: Tracey's got one, so has Jenny; Julie Anne doesn't bother with a car at all

Today 11:00am - Politicians are fond of talking up electric vehicles, but not many of them are putting their money where their mouths are.

CREDITS CRUNCH: We'll need millions of international units

Thursday - New Zealand is likely to need up to 220 million international credits to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target because even a domestic carbon price of $300 a tonne is unlikely to drive enough domestic emissions cuts, the Government says.

At last, Government to reveal plan for electric cars

Simon Bridges

Wednesday - The Government will unveil its electric vehicle policy tomorrow.

... and this is what the country expects to see

Wednesday - Higher carbon prices and clear government policy are two of the measures needed to get New Zealanders to switch to electric cars, the Royal Society says.

Cut the kindling, Huntly could run on wood

Wednesday - Converting the Huntly coal-fired power station to run on wood is technically feasible, but expensive.

Make ETS like a market, says our biggest emitter

Tuesday - New Zealand’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases says that carbon trading needs to be automated and standardised.

Busy Bennett draws up climate to-do list

Paula Bennett

Tuesday - Higher carbon prices, scrapping the one-for-two, and a detailed plan to decarbonise the New Zealand economy are on Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett’s to-do list.

Government might not carry over units

Tuesday - The Government might not carry any carbon units over after 2020.

Run carbon prices like the dollar, says academic

Euan Mason

Monday - Carbon prices should be managed like the Reserve Bank manages the value of the New Zealand dollar, a submission on the Emissions Trading Scheme is recommending.

Morganites want moratorium on free credits

Geoff Simmons

Monday - A think-tank which has strongly criticised New Zealand’s use of hot-air credits is now calling for a one-year moratorium on the allocation of free credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.

Officials eye pile of ETS submissions

Monday - Government officials are today working their way through a large stack of submissions on the technical aspects of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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CLIMATE CRISIS: Why English must act on costs

Bill English

29 Apr 16 - Finance Minister Bill English must investigate the fiscal implications of climate change, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Watchdog wants answers to solar questions

Jan Wright

29 Apr 16 - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is investigating whether the uptake of solar panels really will cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gases.

Fewer car parks, greener cities, says commissioner

29 Apr 16 - Getting rid of requirements for minimum numbers of car parks with apartment developments could be one practical step toward greening New Zealand’s cities, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the...

Deadline nears for Stage 2 of ETS review

29 Apr 16 - Submissions on the second stage of the Emissions Trading Scheme review close tomorrow.

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