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Government launches review of ETS

Tuesday - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is under way.

Agriculture fails to make the cut

Tuesday - Agriculture - responsible for nearly half New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions - is not part of the Government’s just-announced review of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Groser hints at boost for carbon prices

Tim Groser

23 Nov 15 - The Government has given the clearest signal yet that it intends to push carbon prices up as part of a package to meet the expected $30 billion cost of New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target.

How climate change has taken a turn for the worse

Dr Jim Salinger

23 Nov 15 - The world is now in abrupt climate change, says a New Zealander who was one of the first scientists in the world to talk about human-induced climate change.

Smelter owner among worst carbon offenders

23 Nov 15 - Bluff aluminium smelter owner Rio Tinto – which threatened to quit New Zealand if a carbon price was introduced - is one of the world’s worst-prepared mining companies for carbon regulation, says a report out today.

Rising sea levels ... we've been there before

23 Nov 15 - Rising sea levels have been in the news lately, with the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report into their likely impact on New Zealand. But while we tend to think of our coastline as fixed, it is anything but.

Top-drawer dozen dodge climate change grilling

Fonterra plant at Te Rapa

16 Nov 15 - Fonterra and 11 other major New Zealand companies failed to disclose to a global business organisation information about what they are doing on climate change.

Property giant switches on to energy savings

16 Nov 15 - Replacing traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs might seem like a simple job – unless you own some of the country’s largest shopping centres and offices.

Groser: I've given no advice on stranded assets

Tim Goser

16 Nov 15 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says he has given no advice to Finance Minister Bill English on protecting people’s pensions against the risk of stranded assets in fossil fuel companies.

This week ...

16 Nov 15 - Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright will on Thursday release her report on the implications for New Zealand of sea level rises.

OFFICIALS: Why we need to halve our emissions

9 Nov 15 - New Zealanders need to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to do their fair share – and that’s on 1990 levels, not the Government’s new favourite baseline of 2005 - officials say.

Time running out on ETS review promises

Tim Groser

9 Nov 15 - Parliament might have just a month of work left on its schedule for the year, but there’s still no sign of the promised Emissions Trading Scheme review.

TPPA acknowledges carbon emissions

9 Nov 15 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement envisages countries working together to build a low-carbon economy.

Big Aussies signal quit-carbon commitments

2 Nov 15 - Companies representing a significant chunk of the Australian stock exchange will this week announce new commitments to fighting climate change.

Why we need a world agreement on agri emissions

2 Nov 15 - Pushing for a global agreement on agricultural emissions could benefit the climate and trade, says one of our leading climate scientists.

Higher carbon prices the key, says new book

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Nov 15 - New Zealand needs higher carbon prices, says the author of a handbook on the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Businesses want more done, says survey

Penny Nelson

27 Oct 15 - Businesses support carbon pricing, want New Zealand to take a more ambitious stand on climate change, and fear the country is in danger of losing its clean-green reputation, a new survey shows.

EDITORIAL: The times they are a-changin' ... quickly

27 Oct 15 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- There’s been a sea change in climate change. While some far-sighted New Zealand businesses have been planning for a carbon-constrained economy for some time, the rest of...

Business boss believes voters can force action

Kim Campbell

27 Oct 15 - The current government won’t act on climate change until voters make it, says Northern Employers and Manufacturers’ Association chief Kim Campbell.

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