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Minister hints at cross-party work on climate change

Wednesday - New Zealand has received the strongest indication yet of cross-party agreement on climate change, with climate minister and deputy prime minister Paula Bennett saying she can work with a new far-reaching report on how the country can be carbon-neutral.

OECD REPORT: We need price on agricultural emissions

Tuesday - The OECD says New Zealand needs to put a price on greenhouse gases from the agricultural sector.

Wind turbine manufacturer needs more capital

Monday - Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, has widened its first-half loss and says it needs new injections of capital.

NZ-China work on links despite carbon tax talk

17 Mar 17 - Work on developing carbon-trading links between New Zealand and China is continuing, despite a report this week that China might go to a carbon tax instead of a national emissions trading scheme.

Morganists want new approach to controls on farming

10 Mar 17 - The Opportunities Party would put a cap on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, get rid of the $25 carbon price cap and free credits for heavy emitters and bring some agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

ENERGY REPORT: Great ideas but they're not happening

2 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s own scientists’ advice – that the country must move urgently to a low-carbon energy system – has been endorsed by the International Energy Agency, albeit in a sanitised way.

Our environment image at risk, says global agency

1 Mar 17 - New Zealand risks damaging its clean-and-green reputation by failing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency warns.


Europe takes tough line on shipping emissions

27 Feb 17 - The European Parliament has lost patience with shipping industry inaction over climate change and has outlined plans to include vessels in its Emissions Trading System.

Farmers want action on land use and tree planting

23 Feb 17 - Farmers want research into alternative land uses to help them to cope with climate change, and greater incentives to plant carbon-storing trees on their farms.

Bennett talks 'range of issues' with China climate envoy

20 Feb 17 - New Zealand and China have held their first ministerial meeting under the bilateral carbon agreement.

Treasury wants a word about carbon exposure

16 Feb 17 - A little of Treasury’s thinking on how to protect the economy from carbon exposure has been revealed – including a hint that it wants to talk to the business community.

University report slams Government energy policies

15 Feb 17 - The Government’s energy policies take a battering in new research from Otago University.

Relying on foreign credits dangerous, say officials

9 Feb 17 - New Zealand cannot rely on international carbon credits to meet its emissions reductions targets after 2030, officials have told the Government, warning that credits could be expensive and in short...

Include farming in ETS, says former climate envoy

3 Feb 17 - Our former climate ambassador says that agriculture should be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme – even if it is treated differently.

Linking carbon market would be a clever move

1 Feb 17 - New Zealand could cut the cost of meeting its international emissions reductions targets by linking its carbon market to emerging markets in Asia.

Credits in private accounts worth $2.1 billion

27 Jan 17 - Carbon credits sitting in private accounts are a $2.1 billion liability to the Government.

Mexico works on setting up emissions trading

27 Jan 17 - Mexico is drawing on international business experience to develop the country’s emissions trading scheme.

Emissions rules unfair, say coastal ship operators

26 Jan 17 - New Zealand shipping companies say it is unfair they are paying for their greenhouse gas emissions but international companies competing with them on coastal routes are not.

Bennett stands alone in climate change portfolio

19 Dec 16 - The climate portfolio is now held by the deputy prime minister – the highest ranking it has ever had in New Zealand.


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