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FREE CREDITS: And the winner is NZ Steel

Tuesday - New Zealand Steel is once again the big winner in the Governmentís allocation of free carbon credits to industrial emitters.

GASES ARE GO: Our emissions on the rise again

11 Aug 17 - New Zealandís reported greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again, new figures show.

Emissions group to probe lack of carbon cap

10 Aug 17 - New Zealandís lack of a carbon cap is one of the issues on the table for the Productivity Commission.

Nature deserves legal rights, say Greens

10 Aug 17 - A Green government would give nature legal recognition.

Emissions group might branch into ETS

9 Aug 17 - The Productivity Commission could recommend changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

MORGAN MESSAGE: Use ETS profits to fix rental homes

7 Aug 17 - Profits from a rejigged Emissions Trading Scheme would be used to insulate and improve heating in rental housing under a Gareth Morgan-influenced government.

PICKY PROBLEM: What makes a carbon forest?

3 Aug 17 - The regeneration of vast areas of carbon-storing native forests is being hampered by ďpickinessĒ over the definition of carbon forests.


Foresters fine, but the ETS has some problems

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Aug 17 - The forestry sector has behaved rationally in response to the Emissions Trading Scheme - but the scheme itself hasnít always been rational, a new analysis shows.

ETS changes of little help, say foresters

James Treadwell

1 Aug 17 - The Governmentís latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will do nothing to get more trees in the ground, the forestry sector says.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, weíve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy Ė and itís Winston Peters.

ETS CHANGES: Good news and bad news

27 Jul 17 - The latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have met with mixed reactions.

Govt acts on auctioning and international units

26 Jul 17 - The $25 price cap is staying for now, but the importation of international units will be restricted when the New Zealand carbon market opens to the world again, the Government has just announced.

Environment officials quiet on new coal mines

24 Jul 17 - The Ministry for the Environment has given the Government no advice on the climate implications of developing 13 new coal mines.

Busy ministry delays work on emissions planning

20 Jul 17 - Planning to cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions in line with the countryís Paris Agreement commitments has been delayed because of the Ministry for the Environmentís heavy workload,...

Greens put case for billion-dollar growth fund

17 Jul 17 - A billion-dollar Green Infrastructure Fund and New Zealand at net-zero emissions by 2050 will be priorities for the Green Party in government.

THE COUNT: James Shaw takes Greens into the lead

17 Jul 17 - Itís runs on the board this week for two leaders in The Count, our weekly tally of public statements about climate change by party leaders in the lead-up to the general election.

Wood-for-coal switch would save us millions

14 Jul 17 - Using wood instead of coal to provide industrial heat would cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions by 460,000 tonnes and save more than $11 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Ministers get the word on ETS changes

5 Jul 17 - Official advice on changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme has made its way from officials to ministers.

Political uncertainty the enemy of carbon markets

4 Jul 17 - Lack of political certainty is damaging the effectiveness of carbon markets, says new research.


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