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ETS Review Submissions

Carbon News handy-refeence files of submissions to the 2009 ETS Review parliamentary Select Committee

Keep us out of the ETS, pleads steel industry

12 Aug 16 - New Zealand Steel wants the steel industry excluded from the Emissions Trading Scheme, saying that rising carbon prices are putting the industry at risk.

Anxious farmers keen to keep carbon subsidies

10 Aug 16 - Farmers – already exempt from liability for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions from their businesses – urged the Government to keep other subsidies in place to further protect them from carbon pricing.

Nation needs emissions targets, says banker

9 Aug 16 - New Zealand should be setting annual emissions targets, says Westpac

Businesses call for ETS policy certainty

4 Aug 16 - Calls for cross-party policy on climate change, and complaints about “continual and ad-hoc” changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme dominated comments on the first stage of the latest review of the scheme.

Industries fought to keep 1:2 carbon subsidy

2 Aug 16 - The waste, stationary energy, industrial processing and agricultural sectors mounted the biggest opposition to getting rid of the one-for-two carbon subsidy.

Minister reports on second stage of ETS review

20 Jul 16 - Climate change minister Paula Bennett has reported to her colleagues on the second stage of the Emissions Trading Scheme review.

Subsidy loss will cost dairy farmers a 'low' $4588

15 Jul 16 - Removal of the one-for-two carbon subsidy will cost dairy farmers $4588 and households between $66 and $99 - costs that Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says are “relatively low”.


Firms made closure threats over 1:2 subsidy change

Paula Bennett

15 Jul 16 - Four companies threatened to close if the Government removed the one-for-two carbon subsidy.

ETS REVIEW: Plenty are talking about agriculture

13 Jul 16 - The Government might have wanted agriculture kept out of the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme, but that hasn’t stopped scores of people, ranging from Air New Zealand to the country’s...

Carbon should trade in limited range, says forester

Thomas Song

15 Jun 16 - New Zealand’s carbon prices should be kept within a band of $15 to $50, says a forestry company that has played a leading role in developing the carbon market.

OFF TARGET: Carbon over-shoot could cost billions

30 May 16 - Officials warned the Government that New Zealand was at risk of over-shooting its 2030 emissions reduction target by 150 million tonnes – due largely to subsidies to emitters and a stockpile of...

Public signals support for scrapping of 1:2 subsidy

30 May 16 - Scrapping the one-for-two carbon subsidy has widespread support, if submissions on the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme are anything to go by.

Catholic Bishops back agriculture in ETS

Julianne Hickey

30 May 16 - An agency of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops says agriculture must be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

ETS ANSWERS: Three ways to make it work

17 May 16 - Bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme, setting an emissions cap, and building cross-party support to cut emissions and lift carbon prices should all be part of the ETS review, says...

Forest carbon storage risky, warns thinktank

Sir Alan Mark

12 May 16 - Storing carbon in forests is risky and should be used to meet no more than a fifth of New Zealand’s emissions reductions, says a group of prominent scientists and other New Zealanders.

Make ETS like a market, says our biggest emitter

3 May 16 - New Zealand’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases says that carbon trading needs to be automated and standardised.

Run carbon prices like the dollar, says academic

Euan Mason

2 May 16 - 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

2 May 16 - 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

2 May 16 - 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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