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Dairy company says it's well on the way to measuring farm emissions

Today 12:00pm - Fonterra is optimistic it will find a way to accurately measure the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being produced by each dairy farm in time to avoid them coming into the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Today 12:00pm - Spot NZUs opened at $35.70 bid and $36 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.80.


Today 12:00pm - Parliament opens today, with the swearing in of new MPs and the election of a Speaker. The formal Speech from the Throne, outlining the Government’s plans, will be made tomorrow.


Today 12:00pm - Ten years ago, forest owners were warning that keeping agricultural emissions out of the Emissions Trading Scheme would affect planting rates.

Ardern talks climate with Biden and farmers

Tuesday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government is pressing ahead at home and abroad with action on climate change.

Kiwi company uses Bitcoin to buy solar panels

Tuesday - New Zealand’s latest and largest solar farm is being partially funded by cryptocurrency.


Tuesday - Finding ways to greenhouse gas emissions from farming will dominate discussion at the Primary Industries Summit today.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, the Green Party was claiming success in making sustainability mainstream economic thinking.

Carbon farming makes space for native forests

Monday - One of New Zealand biggest carbon farmers say New Zealand can have its carbon cake and eat it too.


Monday - It's back to the office for MPs this week, with Parliament opening on Wednesday and the Speech from the Throne, outlining the new Government’s agenda, on Thursday.


Monday - Ten years ago, for the first time, a buyer looking for spot NZUs was calling for tenders to supply forward units.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Border tariffs on Govt's to-do list

Friday - Carbon tariffs at the border are on the Government's agenda this term to protect the country’s steel, aluminium and cement industries as they decarbonise.


Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $35.75 bid and $35.85 offered on CommTrade this morning, after lasts fixing at $35.80.

And the award goes to...

Friday - A sustainable farm producing top-quality honey in Northland is the big winner in this year’s Sustainable Business Awards announced in Auckland last night.


Friday - Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion says it will target Genesis Energy’s headquarters in downtown Auckland this afternoon.


Friday - Ten years ago, Canada’s Conservative Government killed attempts to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Big prices but little supply in NZ carbon market

19 Nov 20 - Carbon prices are continuing to climb, with sellers now seeking up to $35.90 for spot NZUs.

Cutting carbon will cost tourism and export industries

19 Nov 20 - The tourism and export sectors need to prepare for growing transport costs, Climate Change Commission chair Dr Rod Carr is warning.


19 Nov 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $35.70 bid and $36.00 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.80 - a new record price.

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