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Election has little impact on carbon markets

Tuesday - Carbon markets have barely reacted to the general election, which returned Labour to power with an absolutely majority and arguably an endorsement of its actions on climate change.

We need to solve the dry-year problem, says Carr

Tuesday - Electrification of more of the economy to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will require a resolution to the risk posed by dry years to the hydro-electricity system, says Climate Change Commission chair Dr Rod Carr.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Europe was claiming victory in its plans to bring international aviation emissions into its Emissions Trading Scheme.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - On Thursday, the Resource Management Law Association holds an online mini-conference on reforming the Resource Management Act.

The four who could be our next climate minister

Monday - Who will be New Zealand’s next climate minister? Carbon News canvasses the options and comes up with four names.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.95

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.95.

Delivering credit for carbon storage

Monday - In 1915, Mike Gibbs’ ancestors made their way from the flat, agricultural plains of Southland to the wild, steep, forested edge of Eastern Fiordland.


TEN YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, the owners of forests planted before 1990 were about to receive their share of millions of carbon credits.

WORTH NOTING...

Monday - The Labour Party caucus meets today after a winning 64 seats in the general election – enough to govern alone.

Carbon tariffs for steel, aluminium, on the table

Friday - A new Labour Government could bring in carbon tariffs at the border, says Trade Minister David Parker.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.95

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.95.

AGRICULTURE: Sage confirms Cabinet vetoed carbon pricing from next year

Friday - Climate Minister James Shaw tried to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture from next year, according to fellow Green Cabinet minister Eugenie Sage.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, Carbon News used the Official Information Act to get information about just who was being given free carbon credits.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - Tomorrow is election day in New Zealand.

National releases its climate policy - at last

Thursday - Forestry's role under the Emissions Trading Scheme would be reviewed under a National Government and agricultural emissions would not face a carbon price until other countries do the same.

Our greenhouse gas emissions are being pushed by growth

Thursday - Economic growth is driving New Zealand’s rising greenhouse gas emissions, a new report confirms.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, spot NZUs hit $20 for the first time.

WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - Greater Wellington Regional Council’s environment committee meets today, and the World Climate Forum holds an online briefing on investment.

EDITORIAL: An end to endless growth

14 Oct 20 - Earlier this year, two economists warned that meeting the Paris Agreement was likely to require negative economic growth.


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