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Selling carbon nets $10 million for powerco

Tuesday - Genesis Energy has made nearly $10 million in six months of trading in carbon credits.

Lower rates if you're sustainable, says bank

Tuesday - The BNZ has signalled today that businesses taking their environmental footprint seriously can expect to pay a lower interest rate on their loans.

Beef & Lamb: Bring on the carbon credits

Tuesday - The sheep-and-beef industry says a Government report recognising carbon storage on farms is significant – especially if it opens the door to collecting carbon credits from mature native forests.


Tuesday - The Environment Committee continues debating the Climate Change Response (Auction Amendment) Bill behind closed doors today.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, Contact Energy was pushing geothermal electricity production as country’s most “strategically important” renewable energy asset.

Report: Drystock farms nowhere near net-zero

Monday - Sheep and beef farms are sequestering much less carbon than the drystock sector claims, officials say.


Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $38.60 bid and $39.60 offered on CommTrade last night, after last fixing at $39.02.


Monday - Parliament’s Environment Committee discusses the Climate Change Response (Auction Amendment) Bill today and tomorrow and will report back on Thursday.


Monday - Ten years ago, the Labour Party was telling its Australian counterpart to hold its nerve over carbon pricing.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Collins embraces the ETS

Friday - National Party leader Judith Collins seems to have abandoned her dismissal of the need for urgent action on climate change – and found a love for the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Friday - Submissions on the Water Services Bill close on Tuesday.


Friday - Ten years ago, Australia announced it would have a carbon price in place by July 2012.

ClimCom in the hotseat over cost models

Thursday - The Climate Change Commission’s failure to release all aspects of the models underlying its draft budget dominated Parliament’s Environment Committee this morning.


Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $39.00 bid and $39.60 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $39.20.


Thursday - The Climate Change Commission is among a host of Government agencies appearing before MPs for annual reviews today.


Thursday - Ten years ago Kiwi technology company LanzaTech was signing a deal Korean company Posco to turn climate-damaging flue gases into ethanol.

Don't get this wrong, Contact tells Government

24 Feb 21 - A major emitter wants the country’s first carbon auction delayed, warning that a botched auction could leave the market scrambling for credits.

Power generators quiet about emissions

24 Feb 21 - Electricity generator Mercury noted in its financial update yesterday that the ClimCom draft report is good news for the renewable electricity sector.

Carbon-positive Otago plan before council

24 Feb 21 - The Otago Regional Council is considering joining a Carbon Zero Alliance proposed by the Dunedin City Council late last year.

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