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Shaw sings songs of praise for trading scheme

Wednesday - Climate minister James Shaw – who three years ago was calling for the Emissions Trading Scheme to be scrapped – was singing its praises in Parliament yesterday.

Prices jump a dollar on fixed-price news

Wednesday - Carbon prices jumped a dollar yesterday on the back of confirmation the fixed-price option will move to $35 this year.

Govt opposed ClimCom in cash-or-credits case

Wednesday - The Government went against the advice of its own Climate Change Commission in allowing companies to continue to pay money instead of surrendering carbon credits to atone for their greenhouse gas emissions.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $25.20 bid and $27.00 offered on the CommTrade platform this morning, after last fixing at $26.00.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, Gull was optimistic about the future of the New Zealand biofuels industry – to the extent of considering investing.


Wednesday - Parliament sits today and tomorrow, with the Resource Management Amendment Bill due for its second reading and reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme about to go through the committee of the House stage before having their third reading.

Effective carbon price-cap will hit $35 this year

Tuesday - The effective price cap on carbon prices in New Zealand will go to $35 this year.

Biofuel could pull trucks into line, say officials

Tuesday - New Zealand could cut its greenhouse gas emissions immediately by using more biofuels in trucks, officials say.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, investors were starting to buy forestry blocks as interest in the Emissions Trading Scheme started to build.


Tuesday - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme are expected to have their second reading in Parliament today.

Shaw pushes hard for climate risk reporting

James Shaw

Friday - The Government is talking to the External Reporting Board about developing the system for compulsory disclosure of climate risk to businesses.

POLITICS: Carbon pricing plans about due

Friday - Whether the Government will go ahead with plans to lift the maximum carbon price this year could become clear next week.

Government ignores experts in water plan

Friday - New Zealand’s government has been praised for listening to health experts in its pandemic response, but when it comes to dealing with pollution of the country’s waterways, scientific advice seems...


Friday - Ten years ago, scientists were predicting more droughts in New Zealand as climate change affected the El Nino-La Nina system that drives weather in the Pacific.


Friday - Sunday is the last day for emitters to pay for their 2019 emissions – either by surrendering carbon credits or paying the Government $25 for every tonne of liable emissions.

Tough new water laws put heat on farmers

28 May 20 - Dairy farmers will have to disclose how much synthetic nitrogen fertiliser they are putting on their land under new rules expected to clean up waterways and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ partners Singapore on new carbon markets

28 May 20 - New Zealand is to work with Singapore on developing international carbon markets and low-carbon technology such as hydrogen.


28 May 20 - Ten years ago, power companies were building maximum carbon prices into their charges – despite being able to buy units much cheaper.


28 May 20 - Only three more days to Surrender Day – Sunday is the last day for emitters to pay-up for their emissions last year.

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