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Today 12:00pm - Ten years ago, consultant Kent Dunston told the Government every job at Rio Tinto’s Tiwai Point aluminium smelter was costing taxpayers more than $200,000 a year in carbon subsidies.

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, business was warning that emissions subsidies proposed by the National Government could cost taxpayers $3.5 billion.

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Monday - Ten years ago, it looked like a select committee considering climate legislation would fail to agree on anything and would send draft amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme back to Parliament untouched.

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Friday - Ten years ago, New Zealand accountant Nick Main – head of Deloitte’s international sustainability team – was telling businesses that talking about climate change was all very well, but what was needed was action.

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17 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the Government’s plan to give free carbon credits to the holders of fishing quota instead of to fishingboat owners, who would bear the cost of carbon pricing on fuel, was dividing the industry.

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16 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, business leaders were angry the Government was rushing through changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme, giving them little time to respond.

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15 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, two of the Government’s support parties joined forces with the Opposition to stop National restricting the number of organisations allowed to make oral submissions on proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.


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14 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the ability to sell New Zealand forestry units overseas was threatened by a possible linking of the Emissions Trading Scheme with one proposed for Australia.

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11 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, Australia’s largest sharemarket, the ASX, was moving into carbon.

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10 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, officials were predicting the National Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme could cost the country $500 million.

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9 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the National Government said it had done a deal with the Maori Party for support on changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme without doing any costings.

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8 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, State-owned forestry research institute Scion was excited about the potential for New Zealand’s forests to give the country energy-independence and a bioplastics industry.

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7 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the Asian Development Bank was warning of floods and food shortages in the region if countries fail to adapt to the changing climate.

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4 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, Australia’s Opposition leader, Malcolm Turnbull, was threatening to quit, saying he would not lead a party that wasn’t as committed to effective action on climate change as he was.

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3 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, BMW was accusing the Government of failing to line its transport policies up with its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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2 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, the Emissions Trading Scheme was breaking new ground, and not only because it was the world’s first all-gases, all-sectors carbon pricing mechanism.

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1 Oct 19 - Ten years ago, China announced it was considering introducing an emissions trading scheme.

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30 Sep 19 - Ten years ago, airlines facing calls for an international carbon tax to be imposed on them said they would halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, the Corsia (Carbon Offsetting and...

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27 Sep 19 - Ten years ago, global greenhouse gas emissions were predicted to make their biggest fall in 40 years, thanks to the Global Financial Crisis. Although they did plateau for a short time, and reduced...


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