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Border tax could cut emissions, says NZ economist

Friday - The US, China and the European Union should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand cabinet minister.

Diesel use boosts national gas emissions

Friday - New Zealanders are producing more greenhouse gas emissions from the use of diesel, according to new figures.

Millions worth of free credits sit in private accounts

Thursday - Non-forestry carbon credits worth more than $350 million – many of them given by taxpayers to large industrial emitters – are sitting in private carbon accounts.

NO WORRIES: Science will fix emissions, says PM

John Key

Thursday - PRIME MINISTER John Key says New Zealand can cut greenhouse gas emissions while increasing agricultural production, despite advice to the contrary.

Farm emissions report gets nods of approval

Thursday - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is being well received.

WATCHDOG WISHLIST: How we can ease farm emissions

Dr Jan Wright

Wednesday - Vast increases in native and exotic forests, bringing nitrogen fertiliser and some large farms into the Emissions Trading Scheme, and fast-tracking development of a methane vaccine.

Watchdog's farm emissions report out later today

Dr Jan Wright

Wednesday - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright’s long-awaited report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be released today.

Paris promises could cost country $70 billion

Kay Harrison

Tuesday - MEETING New Zealand’s Paris pledge could cost more than $70 billion and see carbon hit $300 a tonne if the country doesn’t have access to international carbon markets.

Climate change could crunch Auckland housing market

Monday - Auckland’s soaring house prices could be brought down to earth by climate change, the insurance industry is warning.

Do we need an independent climate body?

14 Oct 16 - Should New Zealand follow the UK model of an independent, statutory climate committee?

We were talking about climate change and coal over a century ago

14 Oct 16 - New Zealanders were warned about the climate-changing impacts of burning coal at least 104 years ago. This item was published on page 7 in the Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette...

Pressure builds for action to curb agricultural emissions

13 Oct 16 - Momentum is building over the prospect of New Zealand splitting agricultural gases out of the Emissions Trading Scheme - including a separate tax on the use of fertiliser.

Minister hints at setting minimum carbon price

12 Oct 16 - New Zealand could impose a minimum price on carbon.

Australian firms accept role of carbon prices

Peter Castellas

12 Oct 16 - Most major Australian companies are factoring carbon prices into their budgets, despite the fact the country no longer has a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme.

Bennett in no rush to surrender extra credits

Paula Bennett

11 Oct 16 - The Government will not surrender extra carbon credits to cover the environmentally worthless credits New Zealand used to meet its first emissions reduction target – at least not yet.

Climate leaders eye challenges and a 'big idea'

Gary Taylor

11 Oct 16 - A who’s who in the world of climate change gathers in Auckland this morning.

Govt knew use of hot-air credits would draw fire

10 Oct 16 - The Government was warned last year that New Zealand could face criticism for using hot-air credits to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, documents show.

Global aviation emissions deal gets wings

7 Oct 16 - A global carbon market for aviation that could see New Zealand offsetting three million tonnes of emissions a year is going ahead.

Businesses plead for more ETS information

6 Oct 16 - The Government should be providing more information on the workings of the Emissions Trading Scheme – including carbon price forecasts and trading data, say participants in the scheme.

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