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FRIDAY POLITICS: A potentially costly hole in the Government's carbon-auctioning plan

Friday - Green Party co-leader James Shaw is still in the running to retain his role as the country’s climate minister – but that might mean clearing up a bit of a mess of his own making.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $35.15

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $35.05 bid and $35.30 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.15.

NZX wants 'efficient' links to secondary market

Thursday - The Government’s new carbon-auctioning site could be connected to platforms in the secondary market.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $35.05

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $35.05 bid and $35.20 offered this morning, after last fixing at $35.05.

First deal done under Paris Agreement to offset emissions

Thursday - Switzerland has struck a carbon offsetting agreement with Peru, in what the two nations say is the first deal of its kind under Article 6 of the Paris agreement.

Carbon auctioning platform operator revealed

Wednesday - NZX has won the right to set up and operate the Government’s carbon-auctioning platform.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $35.05

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $35.05 bid and $35.15 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.05.


Election has little impact on carbon markets

Tuesday - Carbon markets have barely reacted to the general election, which returned Labour to power with an absolutely majority and arguably an endorsement of its actions on climate change.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.95

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.95.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, Europe was claiming victory in its plans to bring international aviation emissions into its Emissions Trading Scheme.

The four who could be our next climate minister

Monday - Who will be New Zealand’s next climate minister? Carbon News canvasses the options and comes up with four names.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.95

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.95.

Delivering credit for carbon storage

Monday - In 1915, Mike Gibbs’ ancestors made their way from the flat, agricultural plains of Southland to the wild, steep, forested edge of Eastern Fiordland.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Monday - Ten years ago, the owners of forests planted before 1990 were about to receive their share of millions of carbon credits.

Carbon tariffs for steel, aluminium, on the table

16 Oct 20 - A new Labour Government could bring in carbon tariffs at the border, says Trade Minister David Parker.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $34.95

16 Oct 20 - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $34.95.

AGRICULTURE: Sage confirms Cabinet vetoed carbon pricing from next year

16 Oct 20 - Climate Minister James Shaw tried to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture from next year, according to fellow Green Cabinet minister Eugenie Sage.

TEN YEARS AGO...

16 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, Carbon News used the Official Information Act to get information about just who was being given free carbon credits.

National releases its climate policy - at last

15 Oct 20 - Forestry's role under the Emissions Trading Scheme would be reviewed under a National Government and agricultural emissions would not face a carbon price until other countries do the same.


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