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New threat to prices from Govt auction

Wednesday - The Government’s decision to auction large amounts of carbon credits without a technical reserve price in place poses a new downside risk to prices, warns the founder of one of New Zealand’s carbon-trading platforms.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $35.05

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35.30 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.05.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, electricity generator and retailer Mighty River Power (now known as Mercury) was busy signing contracts with landowners to supply it with carbon credits for 15 years.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - The National Party’s caucus meets in Wellington today for the first time since the October 17 general election.

Get reserve in place to protect taxpayers, says Simpson

Tuesday - The Government can and should pass legislation allowing it to set reserve prices when it auctions carbon credits, National says.

Shaw 'odds-on' as minister, says Simpson

Tuesday - National’s climate spokesperson is picking Green Party co-leader James Shaw will stay on as climate minister.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand businesses were starting to factor the impacts of climate change into their decision-making.


WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - Talks continue today over what role, if any, the Green Party will have in the new Labour Government - including whether James Shaw will remain the country's climate minister.

FRIDAY POLITICS: A potentially costly hole in the Government's carbon-auctioning plan

Friday - Green Party co-leader James Shaw is still in the running to retain his role as the country’s climate minister – but that might mean clearing up a bit of a mess of his own making.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, New Zealand’s Windflow Technologies was about to build two turbines for California.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - Submissions on the third round of consultation over the review of the Reserve Bank Act close today.

NZX wants 'efficient' links to secondary market

22 Oct 20 - The Government’s new carbon-auctioning site could be connected to platforms in the secondary market.

Business makes bid for $7.23 billion

22 Oct 20 - Businesses want the new Government to back $7.23 billion worth of projects they say will cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 5.5 per cent over the next decade.

TEN YEARS AGO...

22 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, fishing company Sealord was negotiating with fish-quota holders for a share of more than 145,000 free carbon credits.

WORTH NOTING...

22 Oct 20 - Environment Canterbury and Greater Wellington Regional Council’s transport committee both meet today.

Carbon auctioning platform operator revealed

21 Oct 20 - NZX has won the right to set up and operate the Government’s carbon-auctioning platform.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $35.05

21 Oct 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $35.05 bid and $35.15 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.05.

Businesses talking sustainable procurement

21 Oct 20 - Some of the country’s biggest organisations are working together to figure out how to drive sustainable purchasing by businesses.

TEN YEARS AGO...

21 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, online trading platform Trade Me went carbon-neutral.


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