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Register holds 150 million NZUs

11 Aug 14 - More than 150 million NZUs are being held in accounts in the Emissions Units Register.

Greens have a tempting carbon tax idea

11 Aug 14 - A carbon price is still the best and fairest way to achieve emissions cuts, but as Australia and New Zealand show, it’s not easy to get it right. How could carbon pricing be improved?

Why the Chinese leadership puts China first

11 Aug 14 - By KAROLINA WYSOCZANSKA.- During Chinese premier Li Keqiang’s last visit to Britain, China signed a series of deals on energy and low carbon technology, and a declaration of cooperation on climate change.

Foreign foresters might sue over ETS changes

1 Aug 14 - New Zealand might face claims under free-trade agreements for losses caused as a result of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Australian farmers led astray on carbon farming

11 Jul 14 - Australian farmers and rural land owners are being told that they will be given powerful and direct incentives to store carbon in the land under the federal government’s new climate policy.

Australia's emissions fund could start short

13 Jun 14 - Australia's Emissions Reduction Fund is likely to be under-supplied when it comes to market next month, a new report says.

The case for a carbon consumption tax

13 Jun 14 - As delegates gather once again for climate talks in Bonn, the question has to be asked: after decades of conferences, committees, procedures and protocols, is the multilateral approach to tackling climate change working?

Foresters could have arbitrage case, says expert

30 May 14 - A litigator turned forest manager says that the Government’s surprise move to close an arbitrage loophole for forest owners could be legally challenged.

Foresters threaten to pull out of ETS

23 May 14 - Participation by forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme will come to a sudden halt because the Government has shown it will change the rules at the drop of a hat, industry sources say.

Government took easy option on forest credits

23 May 14 - The Government feared that an “arbitrage loophole” allowing forest owners to move in and out of the Emissions Trading Scheme could cost it up to $231 million over the next two years.

Carbon prices on steady upward path

23 May 14 - Domestic carbon prices are up 25 per cent on last week – and are still climbing.

Maori unhappy about having to back carbon move

Chris McKenzie ... impact on iwi.

16 May 14 - The Maori Party says it is being forced against its will to support Government moves to stamp out arbitrage by one sector of the carbon market.

Surprise forest credits move sees market rise

16 May 14 - The domestic market traded up this morning on news that the Government plans to stop owners of post-1989 forests from using Kyoto credits to meet exiting obligations.

Govt explains arbitrage actions

16 May 14 - The Government says it is targeting post-1989 forest owners with its anti-arbitrage moves because it is the only sector that can move in and out of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Early carbon auctions unlikely, says Government

9 May 14 - The Government says it is unlikely to auction carbon units before 2016.

Market trades 34 million carbon credits

9 May 14 - Nearly 34 million carbon credits were traded on the New Zealand market last month – up 10 million on the previous month but down on the same time last year.

Why Australia has something to worry about

Professor Ian Lowe ... no leadership.

9 May 14 - The state of Australia’s environment is a real worry – the report cards exist to prove it.

NZUs issued to post-1989 forest owners

2 May 14 - Nearly seven million NZUs have been issued so far this year to owners of post-1989 forests.

National driving climate change, say Greens

Russel Norman ... National failing.

17 Apr 14 - New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms National’s policies are driving climate change, the Green Party says.

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