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Bill Shorten ... regrettable attention.

Shorten pleads for G20 to talk climate crisis

Friday - Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten has taken his battle with Prime Minister Tony Abbott over climate policy to an international stage, saying the issue should be a priority for the G20 leaders' meeting in Brisbane.

Europe lacks courage on energy targets

Friday - In proposing a 30 per cent rather than a 40 per cent energy demand reduction target, the European Commission is increasing the risks that European Union member states face from fossil-fuel dependence and slowing the economic and social benefits of better insulated homes and lower energy bills.

Quiet end to week

Friday - The week ended quietly, with the overall market unchanged. OMFinancial reports:

It's all eyes on the election

Friday - New Zealand has had a quiet week, with the market slowly softening as volumes come to market in small parcels, says Westpac's carbon desk.

Carbon tax repeal could leave businesses marooned

18 Jul 14 - In the short term, the repeal of Australia's carbon tax, passed in the Senate yesterday, may provide some relief for businesses and households as electricity bills fall — although possibly not as much as official estimates.

Study shows Australian emissions cuts were working

18 Jul 14 - Carbon emissions in Australia’s national electricity market would have been 11 to 17 million tonnes higher if Australia had not introduced a carbon price.

ETS pay-off puts millions into climate projects

18 Jul 14 - The sale of carbon credits for the first time will finance projects that help to tackle climate change.

NZUs back below $4

18 Jul 14 - We saw more trading of NZUs under $4 yesterday. OMFinancial reports:

Billions in money pot could unlock clean energy deal

11 Jul 14 - Europe’s structural funding cash pool for energy efficiency and renewables projects has soared by 40 per cent to an estimated $NZ46 billion and could be used to broker a 2030 clean energy targets...

Australian farmers led astray on carbon farming

11 Jul 14 - Australian farmers and rural land owners are being told that they will be given powerful and direct incentives to store carbon in the land under the federal government’s new climate policy.

NORMAN: The longer we wait the more it will cost

Russel Norman ... biggest challenge of our time.

11 Jul 14 - By RUSSEL NORMAN, Green Party co-leader.- Thanks to Federated Farmers’ incoming president William Rolleston for taking the time to write about the Green Party’s Climate Tax Cut in last week’s Carbon...

Why carbon tax proposal won't work

Dr William Rolleston ... no benefits.

4 Jul 14 - Newly elected Federated Farmers' president Dr William Rolleston explains why he thinks the Green Party's carbon tax proposal is not a runner:

Millionaire miner rocks Canberra carbon camp

Clive Palmer ... my pal Al.

27 Jun 14 - Australia’s emissions trading scheme is on again. Maybe.

No worries, says Bridges, the world loves us

Simon Bridges ... lot going on.

27 Jun 14 - Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges says New Zealand’s is respected internationally for its action on climate change.

Carbon tax won't fix troubled ETS, says report

27 Jun 14 - New Zealand's emissions price beacon is "obscured in the fog of policy uncertainty", but dumping it in favour of a carbon tax isn't the only way to fix it, say Motu Research's Catherine Leining and...


27 Jun 14 - The bill to repeal Australia’s carbon tax is poised to pass the Senate, potentially leaving Australia without a working price on carbon.

Market watchdog welcomes Palmer move

27 Jun 14 - An international carbon market watchdog is welcoming Australian politician Clive Palmer's shift on climate change.

Carbon tax call is all about playing politics

Charles Etherington ... bold words.

20 Jun 14 - By CHARLES ETHERINGTON, Warren Forestry Ltd.- The Greens are giving the impression of being ahead on the topic of a carbon tax versus the Emissions Trading Scheme, but, as usual, they are actually...

Abbott climate call gets cool reception here

Tony Abbott ... climate change bloc.

13 Jun 14 - New Zealand appears unenthusiastic about our Tasman neighbour’s plans to form a conservative alliance on climate change.

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