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AGS forests will bank million tonnes of carbon

Monday - Forests planted under the revived Afforestation Grant Scheme this year are expected to store 1.3 million tonnes of carbon.

How farmers, big emitters blow our carbon budget

Wednesday - More than 90 per cent of New Zealand’s carbon budget for the 2020s will be spent on subsidising agriculture and trade-exposed heavy emitters, government estimates show.

Minister reports on second stage of ETS review

Wednesday - Climate change minister Paula Bennett has reported to her colleagues on the second stage of the Emissions Trading Scheme review.

Carbon policy proposals fail to impress Beehive

Paula Bennett

19 Jul 16 - Two policy proposals floated in Carbon News yesterday – a Climate Responsibility Act, and combining carbon trading with a carbon tax and a cut in the goods and services tax – have not impressed the Government.

Why we need a carbon tax ... as well as an ETS

Sina Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi

18 Jul 16 - New Zealand needs a carbon tax as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme if it is to meet its promise to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, new research shows.

Subsidy loss will cost dairy farmers a 'low' $4588

15 Jul 16 - Removal of the one-for-two carbon subsidy will cost dairy farmers $4588 and households between $66 and $99 - costs that Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says are “relatively low”.

Firms made closure threats over 1:2 subsidy change

Paula Bennett

15 Jul 16 - Four companies threatened to close if the Government removed the one-for-two carbon subsidy.

This time, can Turnbull do climate and energy?

15 Jul 16 - Australia’s re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change.

ETS REVIEW: Plenty are talking about agriculture

13 Jul 16 - The Government might have wanted agriculture kept out of the current review of the Emissions Trading Scheme, but that hasn’t stopped scores of people, ranging from Air New Zealand to the country’s...

Forester urges Govt to remove carbon market risks

12 Jul 16 - New Zealand will not get forestry investment on the scale needed to tackle climate change unless it cuts risk associated with the carbon market, says a company that planted 6500 hectares of carbon...

Europe puts weight behind Korean ETS

11 Jul 16 - Europe is supporting the development of Korea’s Emissions Trading Scheme in a $5.3 million three-year partnership.

Bennett keen to talk with opposition parties

Paula Bennett

8 Jul 16 - Climate change minister Paula Bennett says she wants to talk to other political parties.

Climate change website dries up

8 Jul 16 - The Government’s climate change website – a one-stop shop for all climate-related Government business– is no more.

History of emissions trading winds up

7 Jul 16 - The final chapter of International Emissions Trading Association’s oral history of the carbon market is out.

Greens slam Government for climate failures

Eugenie Sage

6 Jul 16 - The Government is failing to prepare New Zealand for the impacts of climate change – and has slashed millions of dollars of funding for domestic policy advice on the issue, the Green Party says.

ETS changes you might not know about ...

NZ Steel plant

4 Jul 16 - The public attention might be on the Government’s review of the Emissions Trading Scheme. But behind the headlines other, quiet, changes are being made.

European carbon slumps to two-year low

30 Jun 16 - European carbon hit a two-year low overnight as Brexit jitters continue to worry the market.

Price floor or perish, experts tell European market

28 Jun 16 - Europe’s carbon market faces ruin without a price floor, an international think-tank says.

EU carbon prices struggle to hold ground

28 Jun 16 - European carbon prices tried and failed to rally last night in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

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