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Pandemic delays ClimCom's first report

Thursday - The Climate Change Commission is under pressure from the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic and could be up to three months' late filing New Zealand's first emissions-budget recommendations.

Climate stays with Simpson

Thursday - Coromandel MP Scott Simpson has retained the climate change portfolio in the latest National Party reshuffle.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

Thursday - The Government is taking applications to fast-track infrastructure projects through the consenting process, using the recently passed Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, New Zealand business leaders were preparing to push on with a clean-tech revolution, with or without the Government.

OPINION: NZ pellet industry is clean

Thursday - Bioenergy Association chief executive Brian Cox responds to claims that burning wood pellets is bad for the environment.

Collins will keep zero-carbon law

Judith Collins
Photo Credit: Mountain Scene

Wednesday - New National Party leader Judith Collins says zero-carbon legislation will stay in place under a government led by her, but there will be changes.

Landfill costs will soar as dumping hits home

Wednesday - The cost of dumping waste in landfills will rise as the Government tries to tackle the country’s mounting rubbish problem.


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

Wednesday - The Pre-Election Fiscal and Economic Update (known affectionately as the Prefu) will be released on August 20 – a month before the country goes to the polls.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, a United States congressional report showed that passing Senator John Kerry’s climate change bill would cut the country’s debt by $US19 billion.

Most Kiwis happy with our climate-change stand

Climate protest in Wellington

Tuesday - The majority of New Zealanders are satisfied with the Government’s climate-change programme, new research suggests.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

Tuesday - The Government is taking applications to fast-track infrastructure projects through the consenting process, using the recently passed Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, forest owners were testing TradeMe as a platform for selling carbon credits.

Future of Big Industry uncertain, warns minister

Shane Jones

Monday - The future of the Marsden Point oil refinery, the Glenbrook steel mill and large-scale wood processing are all at risk as New Zealand decarbonises, infrastructure and regional development minister...

Greens put pressure on coal-fired boilers

Monday - The Green Party wants coal-fired industrial boilers outlawed within five years.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, the Government was ditching proposals for mandatory product stewardship.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

Monday - TODAY, talks for a free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom get under way.

FRIDAY POLITICS: We need a power plan

10 Jul 20 - Picture this: you’re a Prime Minister who’s weathered a terrorist attack, a volcanic explosion and a pandemic, and then 10 weeks before you go to the polls one of the country’s largest employers...

Carbon falls on smelter news

Tiwai Point smelter

10 Jul 20 - Carbon prices have reacted to yesterday’s news that one of the country’s biggest electricity users and emitters of greenhouses gases is shutting up shop.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

10 Jul 20 - Negotiations for a free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom start on Monday.


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