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Make ETS like a market, says our biggest emitter

Today 11:00am - New Zealandís largest emitter of greenhouse gases says that carbon trading needs to be automated and standardised.

Busy Bennett draws up climate to-do list

Paula Bennett

Today 11:00am - Higher carbon prices, scrapping the one-for-two, and a detailed plan to decarbonise the New Zealand economy are on Climate Change Minister Paula Bennettís to-do list.

Government might not carry over units

Today 11:00am - The Government might not carry any carbon units over after 2020.

Run carbon prices like the dollar, says academic

Euan Mason

Monday - 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

Monday - A think-tank which has strongly criticised New Zealandís 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

Monday - Government officials are today working their way through a large stack of submissions on the technical aspects of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

We've got 10,000 stories ... and a special deal for you

Friday - Today we publish our 10,000th story Ė and to celebrate, weíre offering a one-day-only special on subscriptions.


CLIMATE CRISIS: Why English must act on costs

Bill English

Friday - Finance Minister Bill English must investigate the fiscal implications of climate change, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Watchdog wants answers to solar questions

Jan Wright

Friday - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is investigating whether the uptake of solar panels really will cut New Zealandís greenhouse gases.

Fewer car parks, greener cities, says commissioner

Friday - Getting rid of requirements for minimum numbers of car parks with apartment developments could be one practical step toward greening New Zealandís cities, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the...

Deadline nears for Stage 2 of ETS review

Friday - Submissions on the second stage of the Emissions Trading Scheme review close tomorrow.

WINDFALL MILLIONS: Govt quiet on future of free credits

Thursday - The Government is being cagey over whether it will cancel millions of dollars worth of carbon units heavy emitters might be sitting on after using international carbon credits of dubious quality to...

Genesis extends life of Huntly coal-fired plant

Thursday - New Zealandís coal-fired power station will remain open until 2022, but Genesis Energy says it is still committed to closing it.

We need an emissions cap, says business council

Abbie Reynolds

Thursday - New Zealand needs a cap on emissions and to include all sectors in the Emissions Trading Scheme, says the Sustainable Business Council.

Higher carbon prices will bring change, says report

27 Apr 16 - Higher carbon prices will kick-start many of the changes needed to decarbonise the New Zealand economy, a new report says.

CARBON CLUES: The Govt must tell us what it's doing

27 Apr 16 - A new report on decarbonising the New Zealand economy says the Government is failing to explain how it plans to do meet the country's emissions reductions targets.

Carbon budgeting big success, says UK expert

Professor Jim Skea

27 Apr 16 - Carbon budgeting and an independent statutory body that reports on the Governmentís performance have been critical to the United Kingdomís success in cutting greenhouse gases, says a visiting expert.

What we must change to get emissions under control

26 Apr 16 - A cross-party forum on climate change, efficient agriculture, and using revenue from auctioned carbon credits to stimulate innovation are some of the measures necessary for New Zealand to get to...

Why domestic carbon prices are hard to predict

26 Apr 16 - Uncertainty over supply and demand is making it impossible to predict domestic carbon prices, says a new analysis.


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