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Nigel Brunel ... we're in an ideal position

We could still be a carbon leader, says trader

Monday - It’s not too late for New Zealand to become an international carbon trading hub, says pioneer carbon trader Nigel Brunel.

WORLD TODAY: New coal plants most urgent threat to the planet, warns OECD head

Monday - * Greenhouse gas blamed for climate expulsion driving temperature rises across Pacific nations * China climate pledge inadequate on efficiency, say analysts * UN tells oil giants to stop lobbying against climate deal * UK unveils help for bees with £900m stewardship scheme * Time for pollution pricing to work for the climate * New renewable energy hub launched to boost Scottish firms in Japan

Carbon trades higher

Wednesday - Spot NZUs closed at $6.80 yesterday on 15k. OMFinancial reports:

Forget the courts, we must get to the politicians

Sir Geoffrey Palmer ... we're in a dire position.

29 Jun 15 - A court case ordering the Dutch Government to slash greenhouse gas emissions is ground breaking – but unlikely to be replicated in New Zealand.

ETS review remains on slow boil

29 Jun 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review is unlikely to start any time soon.

Busy May sees register handle 42m credits

22 Jun 15 - Forty-two million carbon credits changed hands in New Zealand last month, as emitters finalised their 2014 returns.

Business lobby presses for realistic 'carbon pathway'

John Carnegie ... not in NZ's best interests.

15 Jun 15 - Buying carbon credits to meet New Zealand’s emissions reduction target is not sustainable, business is warning.


Leadership is what we need, say scientists

8 Jun 15 - New Zealand lacks the leadership to achieve the 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions it needs to make by 2030, the country’s top scientists are warning.

Drop free carbon credits, says environment chief

Dr Jan Wright ... economic opportunites.

8 Jun 15 - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment wants the Government to stop giving free carbon credits to high-intensity trade-exposed emitters, who, she says, could still be paying for just 5...

Lobby group wants think tank to set emissions target

Gary Taylor ... intelligent approach.

8 Jun 15 - An environmental lobby group is calling for a cross-sector working group on New Zealand’s post-2020 emissions reduction target.

Treasury tells Government how to cut emissions

2 Jun 15 - Treasury has told the Government that if it wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions it should introduce a carbon price floor, get rid of the two-for-one provisions or cut the number of free carbon...

Budget holds hint of carbon credit auctions

25 May 15 - The Government is developing the architecture to auction carbon credits.

Why the Government's forestry policies are not working

Megan Woods ... bullying tactics.

18 May 15 - Labour Party climate changes spokesperson MEGAN WOODS on why the Government’s forestry policies are failing:

We've got the chance to turn green into gold

11 May 15 - New Zealand could turn “green into gold” by capitalising on emerging clean technologies and showing leadership on climate change.

We’re not there yet, Garnaut tells Australia

Ross Garnaut ... questions remain.

11 May 15 - Following the repeal of the carbon tax, the Australian Government has implemented its Direct Action climate policy, centred on the A$2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund.

Canberra dragging the chain, says UN climate chief

Christiana Figueres ... Australia risks becoming an outsider at this year’s Paris talks.

11 May 15 - Sigmund Freud would have had a field day with the speech by United Nations climate change chief Christiana Figueres to a Melbourne summit on greenhouse emissions reductions. Because what was most...

Apparently, we're going to slash thousands of tonnes of emissions by 2020

Factory smoke and winter smog above Christchurch.
Photo Credit: AFP.

28 Apr 15 - The Government expects the Emissions Trading Scheme to cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10,000 kilotonnes in 2020.

We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

13 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with an annual carbon hangover edging into the billions of dollars.

More cows means double the gas emissions

13 Apr 15 - Greenhouse gas emissions from dairy cows in New Zealand have more than doubled since 1990.


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