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ETS Bill hearings


Copies of all released submissions on the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill are available at the Parliamentary web site

Hope from Europe

11 Nov 13 - The NZU market finished the week on a subdued note, as selling interest dries up for now. OMFinancial reports:

NZ lags badly in marine protection

23 Nov 12 - Australia is beating us on marine protection.

ETS bill has October deadline

24 Aug 12 - The Government expects to have its changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme through the select committee and back into Parliament by October 17.

Goff slams Government's billions blunder

Phil Goff ... process a shambles.

16 Nov 09 - The shambolic process around the Government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme has been exposed by a $50 billion blunder by National, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Greens: ETS something worth swearing about

Russel Norman ... minister needs to front up.

16 Nov 09 - Revelations that Climate Change Minister Nick Smith's proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme are going to cost taxpayers an extra $105 billion is something really worth swearing about, Dr Russel Norman, Green Party Co-Leader, said today.

Aussie farmers out of ETS ‘faster than a rat up a drainpipe’

Don Nicolson ...

16 Nov 09 - As predicted by Federated Farmers two weeks ago, Australia’s Federal Government yesterday opted to permanently exclude farmers from its emissions trading scheme.

Go online and have your say on the ETS

2 Oct 09 - Parliament is calling for submissions on changes to the emissions trading scheme – and for the first time they can be made online.


ETS review body eyes Government line

17 Jul 09 - The emissions trading scheme review committee is keeping quiet about when it will release its findings - but is aligning with the Government behind the scenes.

ETS reviewers eye June date for report

Peter Dunne ... 'pleasantly surprised.'

15 May 09 - The emissions trading scheme review committee could report back to Parliament by the end of next month.

Farming groups split on need for ETS

Mike Petersen ... back to the fart tax.

5 May 09 - Federated Farmers continued its call for the emissions trading scheme to be scrapped when it appeared before the emission trading scheme review committee yesterday - but not everyone in the...

ETS should be suspended, says coalition

5 May 09 - Greenhouse Policy Coalition executive director Catherine Beard, representing the energy-intensive sector on climate change issues, is calling on the select committee reviewing the emissions trading...

Gull wants fixed carbon price after ETS

1 May 09 - Independent oil company Gull has asked the emissions trading scheme review committee to set the price of carbon for at least the first 18 months after the liquid fuel sector enters the ETS.

Fifty years of work under threat, says Oxfam

1 May 09 - Climate change could reverse all the international development work of the past 50 years, the emissions trading scheme review committee heard yesterday.

Cross-party pact vital for ETS, says Vector

9 Apr 09 - A strong cross-party agreement on durable climate change policy is the single most important thing that the emissions trading scheme review committee must deliver, the committee is being told this...

Energy leaders have big day out at ETS hearings

9 Apr 09 - The energy sector gets its chance to be heard by the ETS review committee this morning.

HFCs clampdown could backfire, company warns

9 Apr 09 - Clamping down on the so-called “bad boys” of human-induced climate change -hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) - in the emissions trading scheme could backfire and actually lead to increased emissions, warns...

Concrete plant swings on ETS, says manufacturer

7 Apr 09 - The axe could fall on plans for a major new concrete manufacturing plant if the emissions trading scheme review committee does not heed industry warnings.

ETS review hearings start on Thursday

31 Mar 09 - The ETS review committee will begin hearing submissions on Thursday morning, with the list of those who will be presenting being provided to committee members tonight.

ETS hearings timetable out today

27 Mar 09 - Submitters to the ETS review committee should know later today the timetable for submission hearings.


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