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How forestry can make as much money as dairying

Monday - Details of a study showing that forestry can be as profitable as dairying have been made public.

AGS forests will bank million tonnes of carbon

Monday - Forests planted under the revived Afforestation Grant Scheme this year are expected to store 1.3 million tonnes of carbon.

PHEW! Are these really winter temperatures?

Monday - Winter temperature records across the country continue to tumble, with Auckland as warm on Saturday night as a night in November.

Our forests key to the future, say scientists

Friday - Heavy-emitting businesses could be buying more than $500 million worth of forestry credits a year by 2025, says the Crown Research Institute Scion.

UN awards us a fail mark for handling of environment

Friday - New Zealand’s poor environmental management – including action on climate change and sustainable agriculture – has scored it a fail mark on five of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Labour-Greens vow to champion clean-energy business

James Shaw

Thursday - Clean-tech manufacturing would have a seat at the Cabinet table under a Labour-Greens government.

Let's not rush carbon tax, says economist

Adolf Stroombergen

Thursday - Research results saying New Zealand needs a carbon tax as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme should be investigated further before being adopted as policy, says an economist involved in emissions reduction modelling for the Government.

How farmers, big emitters blow our carbon budget

Wednesday - More than 90 per cent of New Zealand’s carbon budget for the 2020s will be spent on subsidising agriculture and trade-exposed heavy emitters, government estimates show.

Minister reports on second stage of ETS review

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

Carbon policy proposals fail to impress Beehive

Paula Bennett

19 Jul 16 - Two policy proposals floated in Carbon News yesterday – a Climate Responsibility Act, and combining carbon trading with a carbon tax and a cut in the goods and services tax – have not impressed the...

Why we need a carbon tax ... as well as an ETS

Sina Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi

18 Jul 16 - New Zealand needs a carbon tax as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme if it is to meet its promise to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, new research shows.

CLIMATE COSTS: Someone needs to be responsible

18 Jul 16 - A Climate Responsibility Act is being mooted to protect New Zealand from irresponsible environmental management in the same way the Fiscal Responsibility Act protects it from irresponsible financial...

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.

PACIFIC PLEA: NZ should join island nations' fight

Su'a William Sua

15 Jul 16 - New Zealand should join forces with its island neighbours preparing to take bold action against fossil fuel producers, says Labour’s Pacific climate change spokesman.

POWER SHOCK: Just how climate friendly are we?

14 Jul 16 - New Zealand’s electricity generation might not be as climate friendly as we think.

Toyota to import used hybrids to fill market gap

Prius hybrid

13 Jul 16 - Toyota says it will import second-hand Prius plug-in hybrids to meet what it sees as a gap in the market for “reasonably priced” low-emissions vehicles.

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...

Forester urges Govt to remove carbon market risks

12 Jul 16 - New Zealand will not get forestry investment on the scale needed to tackle climate change unless it cuts risk associated with the carbon market, says a company that planted 6500 hectares of carbon...

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