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Tim Groser ... on watch.

We're watching carbon prices, says Government

Today 12:00pm - The Government says it is watching carbon prices creep higher.

Australia well short of meeting emissions target

Today 12:00pm - Australia’s flagship climate change scheme will buy the country just half of its 2020 emissions reduction target, a market watcher says.

Fossil-fuel investment risk not on our radar, says Treasury

Treasury ... no notes.

23 Mar 15 - Fossil-fuel investment exposure might be worrying the Bank of England, but it has failed to cause any ripples at New Zealand’s Treasury.

NZ slow to commit to Paris emissions deadline

23 Mar 15 - New Zealand will not get its post-2020 emissions reduction target into the United Nations by the end of the month.

Carbon measure puts us among worst in the world

Tim Groser .. we're fine.

9 Mar 15 - New Zealand’s carbon intensity is going through the roof, despite Government claims to the contrary.

Our market badly needs liquidity, says pioneer carbon trader

Nigel Brunel ... volume breeds volume.

2 Mar 15 - Pioneer carbon trader Nigel Brunel is calling for liquidity in the New Zealand market.

Govt vows to ask public about emissions target

Russel Norman ... disappointed.

2 Mar 15 - The Government will consult the public over New Zealand’s post-2020 emissions reduction target.


Let's cut emissions, not worry about how

2 Mar 15 - Australia had an emissions trading scheme with a fixed price; it was one good way to encourage carbon cuts throughout the economy.

ETS nothing but 'words, fishhooks and traps,' says Palmer

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... defective law.

23 Feb 15 - New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme legislation is so full of “words, fishhooks and traps” that giving sound legal advice on it to businesses is almost impossible, says one of our leading legal...

Help our green businesses, pleads academic

Juliet Roper ... too expensive.

23 Feb 15 - New Zealand businesses want the Government to step up to protect the country’s 100% Pure brand.

Jobs v environment: the debate Queensland can end

Annastacia Palaszczuk ... can she deliver?

23 Feb 15 - Queensland has a new Labor minority government, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, after the shock defeat of the Liberal National Party.

Politicians sign cross-party climate change pact

Andrew Little ... we need a broker.

16 Feb 15 - British politicians have signed a ground-breaking agreement on climate change.

Australia readies for first emissions auction

16 Feb 15 - Australia’s first Emissions Reduction Fund auction will be in April – a month later than the market expected.

Nats' Waitangi promise: We'll talk to Maori about climate change

Tim Groser ... commitment.

9 Feb 15 - The Government has said it will work with Maori on the two big climate change/carbon pricing decisions it faces this year – the post-2020 emissions reduction target and the review of the Emissions...

Climate debt grows as Australia messes about

9 Feb 15 - Policy procrastination over climate change is costing Australia money, a new analysis shows.

Trading will be back, say Australian businesses

Frank Jotzo ... heavy pressure.

2 Feb 15 - Most Australian businesses believe the country will return to an emissions trading scheme or a carbon tax by 2020.

NZ investors ignore fossil fuel warning signs

2 Feb 15 - New Zealand businesses are failing to read the warnings about investing in fossil fuels, says Morgan Foundation chief Geoff Simmons.

Churches reject State's fossil fuel view

2 Feb 15 - The State in New Zealand might still favour investment in fossil fuels, but increasingly our churches do not.

Carbon pricing the challenge for the future

2 Feb 15 - The concept of carbon pricing as a tool to combat climate change is broadly accepted by the international community. But at what price, and under what conditions?


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