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AGRICULTURE: Sage confirms Cabinet vetoed carbon pricing from next year

Friday 16 Oct 20 10:00am


Climate Minister James Shaw tried to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture from next year, according to fellow Green Cabinet minister Eugenie Sage.

Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme passed this year mean the sector – responsible for nearly half New Zealand greenhouse gas emissions – will enter the scheme in 2025 if it hasn’t managed to come up with a viable alternative by 2022.

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