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NZUs likely to be classified as financial instruments

23 Nov 22 - The Ministry for the Environment is consulting on whether NZUs should be treated as a financial instrument with agents, advisors and consultants subject to the Financial Markets Conduct regime.

CCR trigger price likely to get a boost next year

20 Jun 22 - With the Cost Containment Reserve fully depleted at last week’s second ETS auction of the year market commentators are picking the Climate Change Commission will advise the government to up the trigger price.

Big players snaffle up bulk of NZUs at auction

11 May 22 - The top five successful bidders at the last NZ ETS auction snaffled up 78% of the NZUs on offer.

Emissions Trading Register transactions up by more than 70% so far this year

5 May 22 - The number of transactions on the Emissions Trading Register jumped by 72% in the first four months of this year compared to the same period in 2021.

Carbon volatility makes tomorrow's auction hard to pick

15 Mar 22 - Last month, tomorrow's ETS auction seemed a foregone conclusion. The price of NZUs had hit an all time high of $86.25 and with a price containment reserve of just $70, the reserve's 7 million additional NZUs seemed certain to be snapped up.

ANZ economist warns of price volatility in carbon market

8 Feb 22 - ANZ agricultural economist Susan Kilsby has warned that the price of carbon "could move sharply in either direction" in an in-depth backgrounder on New Zealand's carbon market.

Number of NZUs entering ETS could be cut

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26 Jan 22 - The number of NZUs on offer could be reduced in the future to take account of the extra units entering the system through the cost containment reserve mechanism, climate change minister James Shaw says.

Two players bought nearly 60% of NZUs on offer at last ETS auction

8 Oct 21 - Two of the 77 participants in September’s ETS auction snaffled up a combined 56.8% of the 11.75 million NZUs on offer – which included the 7 million extra units released when the $50 cost containment...

NZ carbon price hits all time highs

15 Jun 21 - NZUs fixed at $40.50 on both CommTrade and Carbon Match yesterday, an all time high but still only about half of what's being paid for carbon credits Europe and the UK.

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