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CREDITS CRUNCH: We'll need millions of international units

Today 11:00am - New Zealand is likely to need up to 220 million international credits to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target because even a domestic carbon price of $300 a tonne is unlikely to drive enough domestic emissions cuts, the Government says.

Make ETS like a market, says our biggest emitter

Tuesday - New Zealandís largest emitter of greenhouse gases says that carbon trading needs to be automated and standardised.

Busy Bennett draws up climate to-do list

Paula Bennett

Tuesday - Higher carbon prices, scrapping the one-for-two, and a detailed plan to decarbonise the New Zealand economy are on Climate Change Minister Paula Bennettís to-do list.

Government might not carry over units

Tuesday - The Government might not carry any carbon units over after 2020.

Run carbon prices like the dollar, says academic

Euan Mason

Monday - Carbon prices should be managed like the Reserve Bank manages the value of the New Zealand dollar, a submission on the Emissions Trading Scheme is recommending.

Morganites want moratorium on free credits

Geoff Simmons

Monday - A think-tank which has strongly criticised New Zealandís use of hot-air credits is now calling for a one-year moratorium on the allocation of free credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.

Officials eye pile of ETS submissions

Monday - Government officials are today working their way through a large stack of submissions on the technical aspects of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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29 Apr 16 - Today we publish our 10,000th story Ė and to celebrate, weíre offering a one-day-only special on subscriptions.

CLIMATE CRISIS: Why English must act on costs

Bill English

29 Apr 16 - Finance Minister Bill English must investigate the fiscal implications of climate change, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Watchdog wants answers to solar questions

Jan Wright

29 Apr 16 - The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is investigating whether the uptake of solar panels really will cut New Zealandís greenhouse gases.

Fewer car parks, greener cities, says commissioner

29 Apr 16 - Getting rid of requirements for minimum numbers of car parks with apartment developments could be one practical step toward greening New Zealandís cities, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the...

Deadline nears for Stage 2 of ETS review

29 Apr 16 - Submissions on the second stage of the Emissions Trading Scheme review close tomorrow.

MEMO MINISTER: How to do it the Morgan Way

Paula Bennett

29 Apr 16 - The Morgan Foundation is keeping up the pressure on the Government over the use of hot-air carbon credits.

WINDFALL MILLIONS: Govt quiet on future of free credits

28 Apr 16 - The Government is being cagey over whether it will cancel millions of dollars worth of carbon units heavy emitters might be sitting on after using international carbon credits of dubious quality to...

We need an emissions cap, says business council

Abbie Reynolds

28 Apr 16 - New Zealand needs a cap on emissions and to include all sectors in the Emissions Trading Scheme, says the Sustainable Business Council.

Laborís climate policy puts it back in the game

28 Apr 16 - The Australian Labor Party has announced the climate policy it will take to the federal election, including a return to carbon pricing under an emissions trading scheme.

Policy sounds good to us, say investors

Emma Herd

28 Apr 16 - The Australian Labor Partyís new climate change policy has many of the elements investors are looking for, including market-based carbon pricing, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

What we must change to get emissions under control

26 Apr 16 - A cross-party forum on climate change, efficient agriculture, and using revenue from auctioned carbon credits to stimulate innovation are some of the measures necessary for New Zealand to get to...

Bennett stays on course for higher carbon price

Paula Bennett

26 Apr 16 - Climate Change Minister Paula has again said that carbon prices need to be higher.

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