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Monday - Carbon News wishes all of its readers an enjoyable Christmas and New Year break and a promising start to a prosperous 2015. We'll be in your inbox again on January 26.

Dairying costs exceed export income, says report

Monday - Dairying is probably costing the country more than it earns in export revenue.

Transport and heating force up gas emissions

Monday - Greenhouse gas emissions from energy are up as the burning of gas and oil for transport and heating cancels out gains from renewable electricity production.

Minister's transport plan just tokenism, says expert

Simon Bridges ... no climate link.

Monday - The Government is being accused of tokenism in its attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transport.

English goes silent on carbon deficit costs

Bill English ... suddenly silent.

15 Dec 14 - The Government is refusing to discuss what impact a 2030 carbon deficit will have on the economy – despite warnings from Treasury.

Climate expert: It's all smoke and mirrors, Mr Groser

Professor Ralph Sims ... minister is wrong.

15 Dec 14 - New Zealand is using smoke and mirrors to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, when it could get there by using clean heating and transport technologies, says one of our leading scientists.

Fossil fuel probe under way as NZ goes exploring

15 Dec 14 - New Zealand is expanding oil and gas exploration at the same time as Britain probes the likely cost of stranded fossil-fuel assets.


We're facing a $3b carbon crisis ... and it could be worse

8 Dec 14 - New Zealand has a $3 billion carbon headache looming – and Treasury says that’s the conservative estimate.

The country needs a carbon budget, says pressure group

8 Dec 14 - A climate change lobby group is calling for a national carbon budget and legally binding emissions reduction targets.

Groser has a cunning plan (but he won't say what it is)

Tim Groser ... pushing the envelope.

8 Dec 14 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says New Zealand will “push the envelope” on post-2020 emissions reductions.

Investiors back clean coke with close on $700,000

8 Dec 14 - New Zealand clean-tech pioneer CarbonScape raised nearly $700,000 through its crowd-sourcing campaign.

Labour vows to watch work and the new economy

Grant Robertson ... we must plan now.

1 Dec 14 - The Labour Party’s Future of Work Commission will include analysis of the impacts on work of climate change and the low-carbon economy.

Govt hopes Kyoto credits will cover emissions blow-out

1 Dec 14 - The Government will use international Kyoto credits received in what’s known as the KP1 true-up to cover its emissions blow-out.

Memo farmers: Learn to manage your methanotrophs

Dr Sally Price ... start now.

1 Dec 14 - Farmers could cut their future exposure to carbon prices by looking after the methanotrophs in their soils, a soil scientist says.

Fitzsimons putting her money where her heart is

Jeanette Fitzsimons ... wise investing.

1 Dec 14 - Due diligence in investments has a slightly different connotation for retired politician Jeanette Fitzsimons.

Govt slammed for weak climate fund contribution

Kennedy Graham ... NZ weak.

24 Nov 14 - The Government is under fire for the size of its contribution to a global fund to help developing countries to combat climate change.

Climate change too far down Labour's list

Andrew Little ... climate in the background.

24 Nov 14 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- New Labour Party leader Andrew Little appears to rank climate change only slightly more importantly than does Prime Minister John Key.

New shadow minister eyes climate change priorities

Megan Woods ... it just is.

24 Nov 14 - Labour's new climate change and environment spokesperson says there's never been a time when she didn't believe in climate change.

Minister knows of water woes, but public information tap is turned off

17 Nov 14 - Finance Minister Bill English has been told something about fresh water – but the public isn’t allowed to know what it is.


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