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Farmers might get tradeable credits in ETS deal

Tuesday - Farmers will face a price on emissions from 2025 at the latest, the Government says.

Government sticks with 100% renewables plan

Tuesday - The Government is pushing ahead with plans to make New Zealandís electricity generation 100 per cent renewable, despite advice from the Interim Climate Change Committee that it would be better to focus on electrifying the transport and industrial heat sectors.

Zero-carbon submitters back 1.5deg target

Tuesday - Submitters on the zero-carbon bill support a target of limiting warming to 1.5deg being enshrined in legislation.

Government cuts its fleet emissions

Tuesday - Emissions from government vehicles are falling.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Al Gore

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Al Gore was telling Australia to get on with carbon trading.

Labour Party pushes public to back carbon bill

Monday - The Labour Party is building a campaign base to push through the zero-carbon legislation.

Think bioenergy for woodlots, farmers told

Monday - Farmers facing falling log exports and prices for timber from woodlots are being urged to consider a new market Ė bioenergy.


TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, we got the first hint that the Maori Party was going to support changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Australia has $20b plan to power Singapore

Monday - An ambitious export plan could generate billions of dollars and make Australia the centre of low-cost energy in a future zero-carbon world.

Global carbon markets long way off, says Shaw

James Shaw

Friday - Functioning international carbon markets are a decade away Ė probably two, New Zealandís climate minister says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, farmers were denying they were climate change deniers and asking why New Zealandís huge exclusive economic zone wasnít included in the countryís emissions profile.

Farm methane doing most damage, say scientists

Andy Reisinger

Thursday - Methane from farm animals in New Zealand is doing more damage to the climate than the combined impacts of all other greenhouse gases, a new analysis says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, farmers pushing for the development of a market in soil carbon were running into a wary climate minister.

Government moving to auction system - and soon

10 Jul 19 - The Government is gearing up to auction carbon units from the end of next year at the latest.

Refinery wants to cut costs with solar farm

Marsden Point refinery

10 Jul 19 - Installing a solar farm at the Marsden Point oil refinery will cut the operationís greenhouse gases by 18,000 tonnes a year.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

10 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, lobbyists were preparing to fire their big guns over New Zealandís 2020 emissions reduction target Ė for the Greenhouse Policy Coalition it was a report and for Greenpeace it was a...

Government pushes plans for cleaner cars

9 Jul 19 - New emissions standards for cars could cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions by more than five million tonnes over 20 years.

Air NZ jettisons plastic products

9 Jul 19 - The removal of plastic from Air New Zealandís in-flight service is cutting its carbon emissions, the airline says.

Tank-water communities could be at risk

9 Jul 19 - Rural communities relying on rain on their roofs for water could be at more risk of disease as the climate warms, new research shows.


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