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Shaw applauds China's work on climate change

Friday - China’s action on climate change makes New Zealand look like its “pussy-footing around”, says climate minister James Shaw.

Latest ETS review kicks off next month

Wednesday - Consultation on the next review of the Emissions Trading Scheme will start next month.

Act or face financial crisis, warns leading banker

Adrian Orr

13 Jul 18 - New central bank head Adrian Orr is warning of financial crisis and mass social unrest if the world doesn’t urgently address climate change.

Farmers like the idea of opting in to ETS

Andrew Hoggard

12 Jul 18 - Farmers could be interested into opting into the Emissions Trading Scheme – if the settings are right.

Let farmers opt in to ETS, says regional council

11 Jul 18 - Farmers should be able to opt into the Emissions Trading Scheme so they can get credit for introducing climate-friendly practices, says the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

We can use organic waste, says landfill operator

29 Jun 18 - Keeping organic waste out of rubbish dumps will double its carbon footprint and deny the country an important source of renewable energy, says the country’s largest landfill operator.

Don't bet on the future of our cars being electric

27 Jun 18 - The future of low-emissions transport is not necessarily electric, car makers are telling the Government.


OPINION: If energy grew on trees

20 Jun 18 - By JONATHAN McKEOWN | It is always refreshing when structures and processes work as they were designed to. It’s an absolute triumph when it involves the public sector, an industry body and business.

History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

18 Jun 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

SIMON SAYS: We'll work for sensible solutions

15 Jun 18 - The National Party says it will work with the Government to establish a climate change commission.

Trust ticks off benefits of higher carbon prices

14 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of $50 to $350 a tonne by 2020 will drive investments in low-emissions development of Maori land, creating jobs and alleviating poverty along the way, the Government is being told.

At last, we get to see proposed ETS forestry rules

11 Jun 18 - The Government has finally released some of its proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules – but the sector won’t see the rest until the end of the year.

Government hears of $800 carbon price possibility

7 Jun 18 - Carbon prices of more than $800 a tonne will be needed if New Zealand doesn’t tackle greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, the Government has been told.

TIME'S UP: It's Surrender Day for carbon emitters

31 May 18 - Today is Emissions Trading Scheme Surrender Day – the last day for emitters to surrender units to cover their emissions last year.

Shaw set to talk carbon markets in China

29 May 18 - Climate minister James Shaw is to visit the world’s largest carbon market – China.

EU trade deal could include carbon trading

24 May 18 - Linking New Zealand’s carbon market to the European Emissions Trading Scheme could be part of a new free-trade deal.

CCC bill points to cost of carbon-free economy

22 May 18 - The bureaucratic costs of shifting to a carbon-free economy are starting to be felt.

Tax system must go green, says enviro group

17 May 18 - Another organisation is telling the Government to shift the tax burden from the production of private wealth to the consumption of public wealth, aka the environment.

Use taxes for a better world, says thinktank

14 May 18 - Taxes should be aiming at keeping human activity within the planet’s physical capacity – and that means carbon prices that deliver fast, deep and sustained emissions reductions, the Government’s Tax...


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