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OPINION: If energy grew on trees

Wednesday - By JONATHAN McKEOWN | It is always refreshing when structures and processes work as they were designed to. It’s an absolute triumph when it involves the public sector, an industry body and business.

History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

SIMON SAYS: We'll work for sensible solutions

15 Jun 18 - The National Party says it will work with the Government to establish a climate change commission.

Trust ticks off benefits of higher carbon prices

14 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of $50 to $350 a tonne by 2020 will drive investments in low-emissions development of Maori land, creating jobs and alleviating poverty along the way, the Government is being told.

At last, we get to see proposed ETS forestry rules

11 Jun 18 - The Government has finally released some of its proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules – but the sector won’t see the rest until the end of the year.

Government hears of $800 carbon price possibility

7 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of more than $800 a tonne will be needed if New Zealand doesn’t tackle greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, the Government has been told.

TIME'S UP: It's Surrender Day for carbon emitters

31 May 18 - Today is Emissions Trading Scheme Surrender Day – the last day for emitters to surrender units to cover their emissions last year.


Shaw set to talk carbon markets in China

29 May 18 - Climate minister James Shaw is to visit the world’s largest carbon market – China.

EU trade deal could include carbon trading

24 May 18 - Linking New Zealand’s carbon market to the European Emissions Trading Scheme could be part of a new free-trade deal.

CCC bill points to cost of carbon-free economy

22 May 18 - The bureaucratic costs of shifting to a carbon-free economy are starting to be felt.

Tax system must go green, says enviro group

17 May 18 - Another organisation is telling the Government to shift the tax burden from the production of private wealth to the consumption of public wealth, aka the environment.

Use taxes for a better world, says thinktank

14 May 18 - Taxes should be aiming at keeping human activity within the planet’s physical capacity – and that means carbon prices that deliver fast, deep and sustained emissions reductions, the Government’s Tax...

Fonterra front and centre of dairy industry review

9 May 18 - The Government’s overhaul of the climate-damaging dairy industry is under way.

Parker's new-look RMA might include climate

3 May 18 - New Zealand's resource management regime is to be overhauled – and it could mean the climate ramifications of projects are again taken into account.

Open up carbon capture rules, says Prod Com

3 May 18 - All carbon capture and storage in New Zealand should qualify for credits under the Emissions Trading Scheme – no matter where the carbon comes from, the Productivity Commission says.

Global markets and agriculture our Bonn targets

2 May 18 - Access to international carbon markets and getting the rest of the world to cut emissions from agriculture are two of New Zealand’s negotiating priorities at international climate talks this week.

PROD COM REPORT: Keep the ETS ... with changes

27 Apr 18 - New Zealand should keep the Emissions Trading Scheme, but it should include agricultural emissions and subsidises for heavy emitters should go, the Productivity Commission says.

PROD COM REPORT: Farmland into forests

27 Apr 18 - New Zealand might need to convert more than three million hectares of farmland into forests to meet its emissions targets, the Productivity Commission says.

PROD COM REPORT: Nats to take a look

Todd Muller

27 Apr 18 - The Productivity Commission’s draft report will be high on the agenda for the National Party’s Bluegreens forum in Christchurch this weekend.


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