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Minister backs ETS review climate change stand

Peter Dunne ... climate change science is clear.

6 Mar 09 - The emissions trading scheme review is standing by its decision not to hear debate about the validity of climate change science - and has the backing of Climate Change Minister Nick Smith.

ETS submissions close, but numbers are secret

Peter Dunne ... waiting for details.

3 Mar 09 - Submisisons on the review of the emissions trading scheme have closed - but just how many there are is still under wraps.

Big emitters win more time to put ETS review case

13 Feb 09 - The closing date for submissions on the emissions trading scheme review has been extended because a group representing some of New Zealand’s largest companies realised it wasn’t going to be heard,...

Maori Party against ETS bill: concern over subsidies, impacts on Maori land owners

2 Sep 08 - The Maori Party says in EST bill debate that it is "opposed to the concept of paying the polluters; of rewarding the corporate lobbyists with huge exemptions; and the very nature of trading rather...

Environment Commissioner supports amended ETS bill

18 Jun 08 - New Zealand must implement an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. “It’s the most efficient way for New Zealand to adjust to a...

Peters key as Clark counts ETS heads and comes up one short

Winston Peters ... Clark's best bet?

17 Jun 08 - Inter-party lobbying has begun in earnest on the emissions trading scheme, with National and Labour wooing the minor parties and a planned meeting between the Greens and New Zealand First cancelled...

ETS amendments tinkering around the edges for forestry sector

17 Jun 08 - Forest owners will take little comfort from proposed amendments to the Climate Change (Emissions Tradings and Renewable Preference) Bill which were reported back from the finance and expenditure...

ETS back in Parliament

16 Jun 08 - The emissions trading scheme is back before Parliament, with new proposals to widen the allocation of free credits and to allow lower-emitters into the scheme.

Don't rush the ETS - Field

9 Jun 08 - Independent MP Taito Philip Field is unlikely to support the Government’s emissions trading scheme, telling Carbon News that he fears it could damage the economy and that he doesn’t believe it needs...

Forum assures committee: parliamentary process is parliamentary process

Nick Main ... forum had not done a lot of work on liquid fuels delay issue

3 Jun 08 - The Government-appointed multi-sector Leadership Forum on Climate Change is not working as an alternative to the select committee process – and has told the select committee considering the emissions...

Forum heads to the select committee

Leadership forum chair Stephen Tindall

26 May 08 - A high-powered group of business and community leaders who back an emissions trading scheme will appear before the finance and expenditure select committee today to answer questions from MPs.

Select Committee interim report on emissions trading bill

14 May 08 - The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has issued an 18-page interim report on the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Prefernece) bill.

ETS bill submissions online

4 Apr 08 - The Parliamentary Servicee now has copies of all publicly available submissions on the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill available online here

Roundtable: Proceed With Great Care: Emissions Trading

Roger Kerr

4 Apr 08 - Proceed With Great Care: Emissions Trading Proposal Has Costly, Risky, Far-reaching Consequences

GHGPC: Emissions Trading - at what cost?

3 Apr 08 - In a presentation to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee hearing submissions on the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill, the Greenhouse Policy coalition,...

Business NZ: problem with trading scheme design

Business New Zealand ... huge risks, no impact on climate

3 Apr 08 - Business has a problem - not with an emissions trading scheme, but with the design of the one currently proposed for New Zealand.

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