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Farmers say no to environmental taxes

Monday - Farmers are overwhelmingly opposed to environmental taxes – unless the revenue comes to them.

Getting rid of free credits worth $2b, says TWG

Friday - Ditching free carbon credits for trade-exposed heavy emitters could generate $2.1 billion a year in revenue, the Tax Working Group says.

PRODCOM 2: Market needs special treatment

4 Sep 18 - The carbon market should be managed by a special authority, the Productivity Commission says.

Carbon trading support sits at 50%, says survey

23 Aug 18 - Half of New Zealanders support carbon trading as a way of cutting the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, a survey shows.

Bridges ignores climate change in party address

30 Jul 18 - National Party leader Simon Bridges is promising to have “the best ideas” on the environment.

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: Let's charge the high-emitting vehicles

Alastair Davis

27 Jun 18 - By Toyota NZ chief executive ALASTAIR DAVIS | The Productivity Commission’s draft on the move to a low-carbon emission economy through a Zero Carbon Act is a sound report on what lies ahead.


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?

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...

Tax system should have role in environment

8 May 18 - The tax system should protect the environment, the Tax Working Party has been told.

PROD COM REPORT: Keep the ETS ... with changes

27 Apr 18 - New Zealand should keep the Emissions Trading Scheme, but it should include agricultural emissions and subsidises for heavy emitters should go, the Productivity Commission says.

Here's why we need a carbon price cap of $100

Dr Roger Blakeley

29 Mar 18 - An immediate carbon price cap of $100 a tonne and a $25 price floor is needed if New Zealand is to be carbon-neutral by 2050, says former Environment Secretary Dr Roger Blakeley.

Ten years on, we're back where we began

19 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

19 Mar 18 - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay...

NZ still sets the pace in world of trading schemes

1 Mar 18 - Fifteen per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are now covered by trading schemes.

Green accounts point finger at primary industries

27 Feb 18 - Primary industries contribute nearly two-thirds of the country’s greenhouse gases but account for less than 8 per cent of economic production, new figures show.

We must change what we eat, say scientists

25 Jan 18 - Big diet changes – possibly incentivised by taxes on foods with a high carbon footprint - are coming if the world is to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, scientists say.

SHAW THING: Business needs to get into gear

4 Dec 17 - New climate minister James Shaw has a clear message for business: get your house in order because New Zealand is decarbonising ... fast.


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