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Government announces wide ETS changes

Wednesday - A cap on emissions, a system to manage carbon credits supply and prices, the inclusion of permanent forests, and the possibility of a price a price floor are the major changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme just announced by the Government.

JAMES SHAW: A year of living hopefully

James Shaw

Monday - Climate minister James Shaw arrives in Poland today for international climate negotiations. This time last year he was a brand-new minister, just three weeks into the job and announcing on the world stage that New Zealand would be carbon-neutral by 2050.

What state farmer said about green taxes

Monday - New Zealandís largest farmer, State-owned Pamu, has triggered outrage in some circles by telling the Governmentís Tax Working Group that it supports some environmental taxes.

Blockchain takes politics out of carbon play

15 Nov 18 - Businesses will soon be able to price and trade carbon without the help of governments by using blockchain technology, says a social enterprise about to launch a new carbon platform.

Oil and gas exploration ban becomes law

8 Nov 18 - New oil and gas exploration is now banned from New Zealandís waters and from most of its land.

You're dreaming, business lobby tells Govt

2 Nov 18 - Business New Zealand doesnít support any of the Governmentís proposed 2050 emissions reduction targets, saying they are based on wishful thinking and magic.

TRIBUTE: Climate-change pioneer Bernard Forde

Dr Bernard Forde

16 Oct 18 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Today is the funeral of a man who pushed, to the best of his scientific and political ability, to get action on climate change.


Why our monetary system suits Zero Carbon Act

15 Oct 18 - New Zealandís monetary policy system is a good model for the Zero Carbon Act, says the countryís stock exchange.

Government backs cuts to reach 1.5deg

9 Oct 18 - The Government backs emissions cuts in line with keeping global warming to no more than 1.5deg, and says negotiations with the National Party for cross-party agreement on climate policy are going...

Public backs Govt's long-term climate strategy

4 Oct 18 - The Governmentís plans to lock climate policy into long-term legislation Ė and to include all methane Ė has overwhelming public support.

Regional energy leaders to talk transition

2 Oct 18 - Political and energy sector leaders from across Asia and the Pacific will converge in Wellington later this month to talk about the implications on the regionís energy systems of the low-carbon...

PM ticks off leaders over Paris pact inaction

27 Sep 18 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told world leaders they will have to compromise their countryís positions if the Paris Agreement is to come into force.

OPINION: A dangerous political compromise

17 Sep 18 - By SIR ALAN MARK | After decades of sitting on our hands, the simple the act of commissioning an inquiry into becoming a low-carbon economy has been hugely positive on public perception.

NZ backs Pacific call for UN to do more

6 Sep 18 - New Zealand is backing other Pacific nations calling for the United Nations to up its game over the security threats posed by climate change.

PRODCOM 1: Innovation key to our carbon future

4 Sep 18 - Carbon prices of $200 a tonne, the end of fossil-fuels and agriculture subject to carbon pricing are on the cards if the Government picks up a new report.

Government hears Paris pact means methane cuts

1 Aug 18 - The Paris Agreement cannot be met without cutting methane emissions, the Government has been told.

STATS SHOW: Shaw about to change the story

31 Jul 18 - Green Party co-leader James Shaw might be the climate minister, but itís in his statistics portfolio that he is about to change everything.

Latest ETS review kicks off next month

18 Jul 18 - Consultation on the next review of the Emissions Trading Scheme will start next month.

We don't want to be like Australia, says Vector

6 Jul 18 - One of the 53 big companies stepping up to publicly support the Zero Carbon Bill says it doesnít want New Zealandís climate policy to end up like that of Australia.


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