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TEN YEARS AGO...

Today 12:00pm - Ten years ago, developing countries were calling for rich nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2020. For the record, New Zealandís pledge is a five per cent reduction, which it will achieve with the use of credits carried forward from 2013, as annual gross emissions have risen 24 per cent since 1990, and net emissions 57.2 per cent.

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Monday - Ten years ago, the recent application of the Emissions Trading Scheme to the transport sector was having little impact on fuel prices.

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Friday - Ten years ago, Trade Me was being test-driven as a site for selling carbon credits.

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Thursday - Ten years ago, the operator of the Huntly coal-fired power station was predicting a fall in greenhouse gas emissions from its operations.

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5 Aug 20 - Ten years ago, South Africa was looking at a 100-rand-per-tonne carbon tax. A tax finally came into law last year.

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4 Aug 20 - Ten years ago, Might River Power was looking for landowners willing to do deals on forward carbon.

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3 Aug 20 - The United States was being warned it faced the prospect of 6.7 million Mexican climate-change migrants flooding its borders as warming temperatures caused crops to fail.


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31 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, a majority of Australians wanted emissions trading in place within two years.

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30 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, Federated Farmers was worried foreign-owned forestry companies were going to turn New Zealandís farmland into carbon forests.

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29 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, scientists were spicing up research into ways to cut methane emissions from livestock by experimenting with feeding turmeric and coriander and sheep.

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28 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was promising to form a citizensí assembly of ďreal AustraliansĒ to investigate climate change and emissions trading.

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27 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, Vector was predicting thin-film solar panels would be commercially available within three to five years.

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24 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, nitrogen trading was getting under way in the Lake Taupo catchment.

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23 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand-based Energy Mad was selling energy-efficient lightbulbs to Australia.

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22 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, climate minister Nick Smith was cautiously optimistic that a fall in New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions was due to changing behaviour.

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21 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealandís LanzaTech had attracted $US18 million in funding from Chinese investors.

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20 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, millions of carbon credits being given to fishing companies and the owners of forests planted before 1990 were about to start flowing into the market.

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17 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, the United Nations was financing the building of new coal-fired power stations on the basis that they were more emissions-efficient than the old ones.

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16 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand business leaders were preparing to push on with a clean-tech revolution, with or without the Government.


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