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Carbon policy proposals fail to impress Beehive

19 Jul 16 - Two policy proposals floated in Carbon News yesterday – a Climate Responsibility Act, and combining carbon trading with a carbon tax and a cut in the goods and services tax – have not impressed the Government.

Why we need a carbon tax ... as well as an ETS

Sina Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi

18 Jul 16 - New Zealand needs a carbon tax as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme if it is to meet its promise to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, new research shows.

CLIMATE COSTS: Someone needs to be responsible

18 Jul 16 - A Climate Responsibility Act is being mooted to protect New Zealand from irresponsible environmental management in the same way the Fiscal Responsibility Act protects it from irresponsible financial management.

This time, can Turnbull do climate and energy?

15 Jul 16 - Australia’s re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change.

LanzaTech accumulates losses of $166m

14 Jul 16 - LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, has widened its annual loss on falling revenue as it gears up for full commercialisation of its innovative technology.

Three reasons to be cheerful about the 1.5deg target

14 Jul 16 - The recent streak of record-breaking temperatures has shown that climate change is not waiting for the world to take decisive action.

GRIM GOLD: Precious metals leave hidden climate footprint

13 Jul 16 - The collapse of the Soviet Union left Bulgaria achieving in the 1990s what the rest of the world is working hard to manage in the 2020s, a reduction in its carbon dioxide emissions of more than 45 per cent.


Bennett keen to talk with opposition parties

Paula Bennett

8 Jul 16 - Climate change minister Paula Bennett says she wants to talk to other political parties.

Experts offer help to victims of solar charge

22 Jun 16 - Greenpeace has pooled its renewable energy and legal experts to create a solar hot desk to help people affected by New Zealand’s first charge for using solar energy.

More want climate action now than before carbon tax

Julia Gillard

20 Jun 16 - By DEBORAH COTTON | In April 2011, not long after Julia Gillard was returned to power in the 2010 federal election, I asked a representative sample of Australians about their attitudes to climate...

Paris agreement needs carbon prices to be coordinated

15 Jun 16 - The Paris climate agreement was an important success for climate diplomacy as nation states showed a strong will to cooperate on climate action.

CLIMATE CO-OP: Welcome to Coalition of the Willing

Andrew Little

1 Jun 16 - The announcement yesterday of a formal working relationship between the Labour and Green parties is a potential turning-point in New Zealand’s battle to adapt to climate change.

World of clean energy soaks up 8 million workers

27 May 16 - More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a 5 per cent increase from last year.

Road taxes will pay for trains under Green government

Julie Anne Genter

25 May 16 - A Green government would fund rail from taxes, with an aim of getting half of the country’s total freight off roads by 2027.

Solar operator slams vested interests in pro-EV report

Andrew Booth

24 May 16 - A report that says switching to electric vehicles will do more to prevent climate change than would installing solar panels was funded by the big generators and lines companies with a vested interest...

ELECTION 2016: Climate politics off to a chilly start

23 May 16 - One week into Australia's extended federal election campaign, climate has not featured prominently.

Forest carbon storage risky, warns thinktank

Sir Alan Mark

12 May 16 - Storing carbon in forests is risky and should be used to meet no more than a fifth of New Zealand’s emissions reductions, says a group of prominent scientists and other New Zealanders.

Australia delays ETS report till after election

10 May 16 - The release of the results of a review into whether Australia should have an emissions trading scheme is being delayed until after that country’s general election in July, prompting suggestions of...

Solar industry fights lines companies' taxes

9 May 16 - The solar energy industry is fighting back against taxes being imposed by lines companies on customers installing panels on their homes, by taking a case to the Electricity Authority.


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