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Little strengthens climate change muscle

Monday - Labour leader Andrew Little has used today’s shadow cabinet reshuffle to send a strong signal on climate change and environmental issues, by boosting the issue up the rankings, appointing a spokesperson specifically for Pacific Islands climate change issues, and introducing a water portfolio.

$400m cost attached to keeping 1:2 subsidy

Simon Watt

Monday - Retaining the one-for-two subsidy for emitters will cost taxpayers $400 million – and that’s just at today’s carbon prices, says climate law expert Simon Watt.

Treat agriculture like anyone else, says Caygill

David Caygill

Monday - Agriculture should not be treated any differently from any other trade-exposed industry, says the man who led the previous Emissions Trading Scheme Review.

Plant to beat emissions, expert tells farmers

Professor Euan Mason

Monday - Cutting production is not the only way for New Zealand to offset agricultural emissions, says a forestry expert.

Government launches review of ETS

Tim Groser

24 Nov 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is under way.

Agriculture fails to make the cut

24 Nov 15 - Agriculture - responsible for nearly half New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions - is not part of the Government’s just-announced review of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Groser hints at boost for carbon prices

Tim Groser

23 Nov 15 - The Government has given the clearest signal yet that it intends to push carbon prices up as part of a package to meet the expected $30 billion cost of New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target.

Groser: I've given no advice on stranded assets

Tim Goser

16 Nov 15 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says he has given no advice to Finance Minister Bill English on protecting people’s pensions against the risk of stranded assets in fossil fuel companies.

Get the waka back on course, says Maori expert

Chris Karamea Insley

9 Nov 15 - Environmental protection, hard-hitting policies on climate change, and a carbon price floor should all be part of a drive to rebuild the economy, a Maori economic development consultant says.

Time running out on ETS review promises

Tim Groser

9 Nov 15 - Parliament might have just a month of work left on its schedule for the year, but there’s still no sign of the promised Emissions Trading Scheme review.

Higher carbon prices the key, says new book

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Nov 15 - New Zealand needs higher carbon prices, says the author of a handbook on the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Best not to mess with agriculture yet, says NZ First

Winston Peters

2 Nov 15 - Agriculture should be left out of the Emissions Trading Scheme until other countries act on biological emissions, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

EDITORIAL: The times they are a-changin' ... quickly

27 Oct 15 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- There’s been a sea change in climate change. While some far-sighted New Zealand businesses have been planning for a carbon-constrained economy for some time, the rest of...

Groser confirms ETS review this year

Tim Groser

21 Oct 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review will start this year, Climate Change Minister Tim Groser has confirmed.

Business needs to take a stand

Adrian Macey

21 Oct 15 - Business needs to take a clear stand on carbon pricing, says former Climate Change Ambassador Dr Adrian Macey.

Papers suggest what's on the table at ETS review

19 Oct 15 - Agricultural emissions, the one-for-two surrender subsidy, and the $25 price cap are likely to be on the table in the Emissions Trading Scheme review this year, according to confidential Government...

Australian states threaten to go back to the future

Ian Hunter

5 Oct 15 - China has added itself to the list of countries prepared to price carbon. Of course, Australia knows more about putting a national price on carbon than almost any other country. And it also knows...

Our farming economics are flawed, says economist

Peter Fraser

28 Sep 15 - Agricultural emissions can be cut without affecting profitability, according to a former Treasury and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry economist.

UN offers Kyoto credits direct to public

28 Sep 15 - The United Nations is offering Kyoto-compliant carbon credits directly to the public.

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