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Farmers win right to set own pricing scheme

Today 9:30am - The agricultural sector has been given the go-ahead to develop its own carbon pricing scheme – but if it fails, it will come into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Changes go before Parliament today

Today 9:30am - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be introduced to Parliament today.


Today 9:30am - Ten years ago, an Australian consulting firm was telling New Zealand farmers there was real opportunity in carbon – if only they could look beyond the rhetoric.

Former Greens leader roasts Shaw's carbon bill

Russel Norman

Wednesday - Climate minister James Shaw will let the climate commission control carbon prices if he’s serious about cutting emissions, says the man who preceded him as co-leader of the Green Party.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, consultant Kent Dunston told the Government every job at Rio Tinto’s Tiwai Point aluminium smelter was costing taxpayers more than $200,000 a year in carbon subsidies.

Farmers will find out ETS future on Thursday

Tuesday - Farmers will find out on Thursday whether they will be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Zero-carbon bill report pleases minister

Tuesday - A report by the Environment Select Committee has made the zero-carbon bill even stronger, says climate minister James Shaw.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, business was warning that emissions subsidies proposed by the National Government could cost taxpayers $3.5 billion.

Select Committe backs methane status quo

Monday - The Environment Select Committee has taken a bob each way on methane targets – recommending the Government’s target stay in place but that the Climate Change Commission should be able to change it.

NZ First talks big changes for agriculture

Monday - New Zealand First is talking “sustainable transition” for the agricultural sector as the country waits for the zero-carbon bill to come back into Parliament.


Monday - Does the zero-carbon bill have cross-party support or not? The Environment Select Committee is due to tell Parliament today what changes it wants made to the Climate Change Response (Zero-Carbon)...


Monday - Ten years ago, it looked like a select committee considering climate legislation would fail to agree on anything and would send draft amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme back to Parliament...

Direct action the only way, says protester Porritt

Sir Jonathon Porritt

18 Oct 19 - Direct action by protesters is the only thing that will push politicians into treating climate change as the crisis it is, says the chair of Air New Zealand’s sustainability board, Sir Jonathon...


18 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand accountant Nick Main – head of Deloitte’s international sustainability team – was telling businesses that talking about climate change was all very well, but what was...

It's official, our marine world is a mess

17 Oct 19 - Climate change and ocean acidification are piling pressure on a marine system already stressed by the impacts of human activities, the latest official state-of-the-environment report says.

High carbon price has downside, says gentailer

17 Oct 19 - High carbon prices could hinder electrification of New Zealand’s energy sector, the country’s largest electricity retailer says.

Green investment fund defends slow start

17 Oct 19 - The Government’s Green Investment Finance fund says it is working on “a number of opportunities” for investment.


17 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the Government’s plan to give free carbon credits to the holders of fishing quota instead of to fishingboat owners, who would bear the cost of carbon pricing on fuel, was dividing the...

Now's the time to go green, bank tells business

Karen Silk

16 Oct 19 - Green financial markets will not develop in New Zealand if companies don’t use them, Westpac says.

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