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Ten years ago

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Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, in the United States, legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by 80 per cent and to introduce a cap-and-trade scheme on emissions was making its way through the country’s Lower House.

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Wednesday - Ten years ago, the National Government disbanded a group set up to promote electric cars and other forms of transport using renewable energy.

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, the Government was giving $760,000 to a consortium planning to “extract” energy from waves.

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Monday - Ten years ago, the forestry sector was warning that New Zealand was making no progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and was calling for schemes to increase planting.

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17 May 19 - Ten years ago, the Government announced it was making $36 million available in subsidies for biodiesel, after earlier discontinuing the Biofuels Act requiring oil companies to sell a minimum amount of biofuels.

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16 May 19 - Ten years ago, business and union leaders were welcoming the Green Party’s proposed Green New Deal plan – which included the building of 6000 new state houses.

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15 May 19 - Ten years ago, steelmakers in Europe were given more carbon credits than they had emissions to cover – a windfall worth billions of euros.


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14 May 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was being told that it would have to do things the Aussie way if it wanted to harmonise emissions trading schemes in the two countries.

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13 May 19 - Ten years ago, a canned programme to “green” the civil service saved taxpayers $4.7 million in one year, Carbon News learnt.

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Kevin Rudd

10 May 19 - Ten years ago, Australia’s fledgling carbon market disappeared overnight when Kevin Rudd’s Government announced it was delaying the introduction of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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9 May 19 - Ten years ago, Australian officials were on their way to brief their counterparts in this country on plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme.

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Ed Miliband

8 May 19 - Ten years ago, Britain’s climate secretary Ed Miliband was predicting that China was ready to negotiate a new global climate agreement.

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7 May 19 - Ten years ago, State-owned coal mining company Solid Energy was campaigning for the Emissions Trading Scheme to be scrapped and replaced with a levy of $1 a tonne on all greenhouse gas...

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6 May 19 - Ten years ago, Australia announced plans to delay the introduction of carbon pricing until 2011 – but New Zealand was still keen to harmonise emissions trading schemes on both sides of the Tasman.

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3 May 19 - Ten years ago, the farming sector was split over how New Zealand should deal with agricultural emissions, with Federated Farmers pushing for a carbon tax and the meat industry saying the Emissions...

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2 May 19 - Ten years ago, Australia’s first carbon deal was signed, delivering 100,000 CERs to Brisbane power company Arcadia Energy Trading.

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1 May 19 - Ten years ago, Kiwifruit marketing co-operative Zespri was hitting back against Northern Hemisphere campaigns over “food miles” with data showing its products have lower carbon footprints than many...

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David Carter

30 Apr 19 - Ten years ago, agriculture minister David Carter was telling farmers to start preparing for the impacts of climate change.

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29 Apr 19 - Ten years ago, the Government was holding back a report on the economic risks of the Emissions Trading Scheme.


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