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Muller's got 'very strong views' on cutting carbon

Monday - New National Party leader Todd Muller says the drive toward a low-emissions economy should continue despite the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on the economy.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $25

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $25.00 bid and $25.10 offered on the CommTrade platform this morning, after last fixing at $25.05.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, economist Professor Ross Garnaut was calling for a carbon tax to be imposed in Australia after plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme he designed were defeated in the Senate and dumped.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Monday - Horizons Regional Council is expected to approve its 2020/21 annual plan today, with $175,000 going to assessing the region’s vulnerability to climate change.

POLITICS: It looks like more of the same

Friday - The outcome of National’s leadership stoush today is unlikely to affect the party’s approach to climate policy.

Waste operator cuts gas emissions

Friday - Waste Management has cut greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations – but emissions from the rubbish it deals with are climbing.

Regional rail wins funding for business case

Friday - A proposal for new trains to replace diesel engines with electric and expand Wellington’s regional rail service has won Government funding – but only to see if the business case stacks up.


TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, more than 800 companies were waiting to hear who would be eligible for free carbon credits as emitters started to enter the Emissions Trading Scheme.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Friday - Today is the last day for expressions of interest for funding under the latest round of the Government’s Waste Minimisation Scheme.

Hydrogen dream driven by greed, says expert

Steve Goldthorpe

Thursday - New Zealand’s dream of a hydrogen-powered economy is being driven by greedy oil industry investors and “enchanted” government officials, an energy analyst says.0

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $25.02

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.75 bid and $25.10 offered on the CommTrade platform this morning, after last fixing at $25.02.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, Fonterra was fighting a decision by the National Government to cut it out of a scheme giving free carbon credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Thursday - Today is the last day for submissions on a new law aimed at smoothing out the supply of logs for the domestic wood industry.

Emissions slashed, but scientists issue warning

Wednesday - The global economic shutdown caused by the covid-19 pandemic cut the world’s greenhouse gas by nearly 18 million tonnes a day – and the second-highest rate of reduction was in New Zealand.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, with the first wave of emitters set to enter the Emissions Trading Scheme in July, the National Government had set aside $1 billion in the Budget for operating the scheme.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Wednesday - Submissions on the Forestry (Regulation of Log Traders and Advisers) Amendment Bill, introduced as part of last week’s Budget, close tomorrow, when the Environment Select Committee will meet to...

Government goes for silence on ETS

Photo Credit: The Spinoff

19 May 20 - The Government will make no announcements about changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme until after surrender date on May 31.

Lockdown gave us whiff of life with low pollution

19 May 20 - Seven weeks of lockdown has provided evidence of how pollution can vanish overnight, says the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

19 May 20 - Ten years ago, Nasa scientist James Hansen was warning that public understanding of climate change was being undermined by a combination of the Climategate allegations, minor errors in an IPCC...


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