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ETS Review Submissions

Carbon News handy-refeence files of submissions to the 2009 ETS Review parliamentary Select Committee

OFF TARGET: Carbon over-shoot could cost billions

Monday - Officials warned the Government that New Zealand was at risk of over-shooting its 2030 emissions reduction target by 150 million tonnes Ė due largely to subsidies to emitters and a stockpile of privately held carbon units.

Public signals support for scrapping of 1:2 subsidy

Monday - Scrapping the one-for-two carbon subsidy has widespread support, if submissions on the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme are anything to go by.

Catholic Bishops back agriculture in ETS

Julianne Hickey

Monday - An agency of New Zealandís Catholic Bishops says agriculture must be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

ETS ANSWERS: Three ways to make it work

17 May 16 - Bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme, setting an emissions cap, and building cross-party support to cut emissions and lift carbon prices should all be part of the ETS review, says one of its architects.

Forest carbon storage risky, warns thinktank

Sir Alan Mark

12 May 16 - Storing carbon in forests is risky and should be used to meet no more than a fifth of New Zealandís emissions reductions, says a group of prominent scientists and other New Zealanders.

Make ETS like a market, says our biggest emitter

3 May 16 - New Zealandís largest emitter of greenhouse gases says that carbon trading needs to be automated and standardised.

Run carbon prices like the dollar, says academic

Euan Mason

2 May 16 - Carbon prices should be managed like the Reserve Bank manages the value of the New Zealand dollar, a submission on the Emissions Trading Scheme is recommending.


Morganites want moratorium on free credits

Geoff Simmons

2 May 16 - A think-tank which has strongly criticised New Zealandís use of hot-air credits is now calling for a one-year moratorium on the allocation of free credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.

Officials eye pile of ETS submissions

2 May 16 - Government officials are today working their way through a large stack of submissions on the technical aspects of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

CLIMATE CRISIS: Why English must act on costs

Bill English

29 Apr 16 - Finance Minister Bill English must investigate the fiscal implications of climate change, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Watchdog wants answers to solar questions

Jan Wright

29 Apr 16 - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is investigating whether the uptake of solar panels really will cut New Zealandís greenhouse gases.

Fewer car parks, greener cities, says commissioner

29 Apr 16 - Getting rid of requirements for minimum numbers of car parks with apartment developments could be one practical step toward greening New Zealandís cities, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the...

Deadline nears for Stage 2 of ETS review

29 Apr 16 - Submissions on the second stage of the Emissions Trading Scheme review close tomorrow.

MEMO MINISTER: How to do it the Morgan Way

Paula Bennett

29 Apr 16 - The Morgan Foundation is keeping up the pressure on the Government over the use of hot-air carbon credits.

We need an emissions cap, says business council

Abbie Reynolds

28 Apr 16 - New Zealand needs a cap on emissions and to include all sectors in the Emissions Trading Scheme, says the Sustainable Business Council.

ETS ADVICE: Supply more important than price

21 Apr 16 - Any carbon market controls in New Zealandís Emissions Trading Scheme should be based on supply, not price, says an international business organisation promoting markets to reduce climate change.

Air New Zealand eyes iwi land to offset carbon emissions

16 Mar 16 - Air New Zealand - the country's single largest user of fossil fuels - plans to use carbon credits from Maori-owned land to help to meet its carbon emssions liabilities

ETS needs a price floor, says environment watchdog

Jan Wright

11 Mar 16 - The Emissions Trading Scheme price cap should stay Ė but it should be balanced by a price floor, says Environment Commissioner Jan Wright.

Give farmers a reason to join ETS, says academic

Euan Mason

11 Mar 16 - Agriculture could do a lot to cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions if it had an incentive to, a forestry expert says.


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