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Don't get this wrong, Contact tells Government

Wednesday - A major emitter wants the country’s first carbon auction delayed, warning that a botched auction could leave the market scrambling for credits.

Power generators quiet about emissions

Wednesday - Electricity generator Mercury noted in its financial update yesterday that the ClimCom draft report is good news for the renewable electricity sector.

Carbon-positive Otago plan before council

Wednesday - The Otago Regional Council is considering joining a Carbon Zero Alliance proposed by the Dunedin City Council late last year.

ClimCom extends submission deadline

Wednesday - The deadline for submissions on the Climate Change Commission’s draft recommendations is being extended.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - Otago Regional Council meets today and Parliament sits today and tomorrow.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, Australia’s Gillard Government appointed scientist Professor Tim Flannery head of a national independent climate commission. Two years later, the entire commission was sacked by the Abbott Government.

Councils debating Climcom recommendations

Tuesday - Greater Wellington and Waikato regional councils’ climate change committees both meet this afternoon to consider, among other things, responses to the Climate Change Commission’s 2021 draft report.


WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - The Environment Select Committee starts hearing submissions on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill today.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand farmers were using Australia’s decision to keep agricultural emissions out of its carbon-pricing regime as an argument to do the same here.

New platform sets new record price

Monday - THE COUNTRY’S newest carbon platform has done its first trade.

WORTH NOTING...

Monday - The Environment Select Committee considers the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill tomorrow. Submissions closed yesterday.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, American investors were starting to ask hard questions about fossil-fuel firms’ exposure to climate risk.

Sustainable tourism report goes before Nats

Friday - A call for a departure tax covering emissions generated by passengers flying from New Zealand will be up for discussion at a National Party gathering this weekend.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - Submissions on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price Amendment) Bill close on Sunday.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, the Government was refusing to say how many free carbon credits were being given to the country’s largest emitters.

Proving that taking care of forest pays carbon dividends

18 Feb 21 - New Zealand’s vast native forests may yet help the country meet its emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Sign up for first carbon auction now

18 Feb 21 - The Government’s new carbon-auctioning website is live.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $39.20

18 Feb 21 - Spot NZUs opened at $39.00 bid and $39.40 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $39.20.

WORTH NOTING...

18 Feb 21 - The Climate Change Commission and the Schools Strike 4 Climate group get together at lunchtime today to discuss young people’s involvement in fighting climate change.


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