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Cullen report backs more environmental taxes

Today 11:00am - Greater environmental taxes and strengthening of the Emissions Trading Scheme are on the way if the Government adopts recommendations from its Tax Working Group.

MONEY MYSTERY: How much will this cost us?

Tuesday - Treasury expects most emitters to pay the Government a carbon fee this year instead of surrendering carbon credits – and that will cost the country money.

Farmers put climate worries on back burner

15 Feb 19 - Climate change and the Emissions Trading Scheme have fallen down the list of things worrying farmers.

Emissions need multi-pronged action, says EDS

14 Feb 19 - The Emissions Trading Scheme alone will not drive the level of land-use change New Zealand will need to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.

Ten years ago ...

13 Feb 19 - Ten years ago, some of New Zealand’s biggest emitters were seeking more time to make submissions on the National Government’s Emissions Trading Scheme review because they were worried submissions would not be heard.

Mâori want say in planting of marginal land

12 Feb 19 - PLANS TO TURN farms on steep country into forests could see the Government run foul of Mâori economic development plans.

Industrial power challenges ETS deal for farmers

7 Feb 19 - A Labour-New Zealand First coalition agreement clause that guarantees farmers they will not pay as much as other sectors for their greenhouse gas emissions – if anything at all - is being challenged by one of our biggest industrial companies.

China is the big fish, says European ETS expert

Jos Delbeke
Photo Credit: EU

5 Feb 19 - Linkages between emissions trading scheme in Europe and New Zealand are on the agenda – but it’s China that Europe is really interested in.

Second iwi wants inclusion of older forests

1 Feb 19 - Another major iwi is pushing for tradable carbon credits for a much wider range of forests – and says dairy farmers should be liable for emissions from their businesses.

Hands off carbon price this year, says Contact

30 Jan 19 - Contact Energy is one of the companies which opposed the Government lifting the $25 carbon price cap this year.

Maori landowners back use of older forests

29 Jan 19 - Iwi involved in the Treelords settlement are backing calls for extra carbon stored in old and indigenous forests be recognised.

Don't ignore pre-1990 trees, foresters urge

25 Jan 19 - The Emissions Trading Scheme should be used to encourage more carbon storage in old forests, the forestry industry is telling the Government.

ETS proposals won't cut it, says carbon forester

24 Jan 19 - Proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme alone will not trigger the forestry planting levels New Zealand needs to cut emissions – agriculture must be brought into the scheme, says one of the...

OPINION: Climate action counts, not rhetoric

24 Jan 19 - By TODD MULLER | It was disappointing to see yesterday’s Carbon News claim that figures I had used in my recent article were “wide of the mark”.

Ten years ago …

24 Jan 19 - Policy uncertainty uncertainty in New Zealand was making Australia a better investment bet, at least for Transpower.

Tiwai could lead way in new-deal aluminium

22 Jan 19 - The owner of New Zealand’s only aluminium smelter says the country could have a bright future producing low-emissions aluminium for a carbon-constrained world.

Ten years ago ...

22 Jan 19 - Ten years ago, the fledgling Emissions Trading Scheme was under review as a result of the newly elected National Party’s confidence-and-supply agreement with the Act Party.

Govt explains why $25 cap should stay for now

21 Dec 18 - The Government says the current cap on the price of carbon needs to stay in place while the Emissions Trading Scheme is reviewed.

Government releases new forestry rules

20 Dec 18 - The Government has released further details of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules.

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