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Nigel Brunel ... volume breeds volume.

Our market badly needs liquidity, says pioneer carbon trader

Monday - 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.

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

Let's cut emissions, not worry about how

Monday - 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 minds.

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?

Government stays quiet on emission trading plans

27 Jan 15 - The Government still isn’t talking about this year’s scheduled review of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Climate-conscious Labour leader means business

Andrew Little ... new economy.

27 Jan 15 - Businesses showing leadership on climate change can expect to get the ear of new Labour Party leader Andrew Little.

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.

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.


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