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In its current state the ETS will fail to deliver significant emission reductions: Rod Carr

Today 10:30am - By Jeremy Rose | Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr has told the Environment Select Committee that, in its current state, the ETS will fail to deliver significant emissions reductions.

Genesis reflects on bad spell and the future

Today 10:30am - Genesis Energy says it will decide by the end of the year about whether it is possible to use biomass at the Huntly power station.

Scrapping Māori Health Authority will worsen climate impacts on community - OraTaiao

Today 10:30am - OraTaiao, the NZ Climate and Health Council, says the government’s decision to scrap Te Aka Whai Ora, the Māori Health Authority, will undermine the Māori community’s ability to adapt to climate change.

The protesters planning to disrupt business as usual

Tuesday - By Jeremy Rose | Restore Passenger Rail – the protesters who took to gluing their hands to the tarmac and disrupting commuter traffic – have rebranded.

Environmental Defence Society says "radical anti-environment government" could harm NZ's reputation

Tuesday - The Environmental Defence Society says the government’s environmental policies could cause environmental harm as well as threaten New Zealand’s international reputation.

Wave of civil disobedience could upset corporate balance sheets

Monday - By Jeremy Rose | Companies ignoring the potential cost of protests, which could reduce the economic value of carbon intensive investments, are risking the future viability of their businesses, a former McKinsey & Company consultant is warning.

Contact on electricity and carbon prices

Monday - Contact Energy said it is inevitable that retail electricity prices will have to rise in line with long term wholesale prices and is also predicting that carbon prices will rise as well.


Carbon price dips closer to auction floor

Friday - By Liz Kivi | The carbon price has dipped closer to the auction floor, with an increase in selling blamed on an overall weakness in the market.

NZ and Aus will work to align climate regulations: Finance minister

Friday - Finance minister and associate Climate Change minister Nicola Willis says Australia and New Zealand will work together to align regulations to reduce climate emissions.

Best by the rest...

Friday - In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: Scrapping science reform plan threatens climate research; Shane Jones criticised over attack on Supreme Court ruling; and Southland...

BP among recipients of EECA low emission grants

22 Feb 24 - Fossil fuel giant BP is among the latest batch of recipients of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority's Low Emissions Transport Fund.

Climate change litigation developing risk for emitters

22 Feb 24 - Companies need to be increasingly wary of litigation, with greenwashing claims and climate change litigation at the top of a long list of risks facing businesses.

Carbon price drops below $70 with March auction just a month away

21 Feb 24 - NZUs sank into the sixties on the secondary market at the end of last week, with speculation surrounding whether the government will adjust the confidential reserve price to raise revenue at next...

Researchers looking to develop ‘resilience credit’

20 Feb 24 - Researchers are hoping to develop the world’s first 'resilience credit' as the ultimate goal of a project looking at how salt marshes and mangroves could protect the Bay of Plenty’s coastline from...

Future of transmission and distribution networks - how to get to net zero?

20 Feb 24 - The Electricity Authority is asking whether there should be greater coordination of distribution and transmission networks.

Forestry company loses sustainability certification

19 Feb 24 - Forestry company Ernslaw One’s Forest Stewardship Council certification has been suspended over damage from its forestry operations in Tolaga Bay in 2018.

DOC under financial stress

19 Feb 24 - The Department of Conservation’s briefing to the incoming government describes a department struggling to do its mandated work and looking to cut its workload in the face of sinking budgets.

Govt finances should recognise climate liability: experts

16 Feb 24 - The government’s books need to recognise a liability for buying carbon units offshore to meet international obligations, according to accounting experts, with billions of dollars of spending needed...

NZ lagging in forging agreements to meet climate obligations

16 Feb 24 - New Zealand is lagging behind other countries in sealing bilateral deals to meet climate targets - a delay which could lead to higher costs, according to a climate policy consultant.


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Native snails heading for extinction

Tuesday - Media release | New Zealand has some of the most spectacular land snails in the...

Tohatoha launches new climate change education initiative – The Climate Disinformation Night School

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Non-profit community education group Tohatoha announced it is...

Water quality and climate change top survey issues again: Otago Regional Council

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Water quality and climate change remain the most important...

Time to name the silent killer: heatwaves

20 Feb 24 - Media release - As Western Australia reels from record-breaking heat, the...

Govt to spend $3.6 billion on environment in 2023/24 fiscal year

15 Feb 24 - Media release | Central government agencies are estimated to spend $3.6 billion...

Mongolian Dzud: Extreme weather puts 90% of country at ‘high risk’

14 Feb 24 - Media release | The ongoing “white and iron” dzud in Mongolia has reached a...

Forest & Bird says hazard policy a must to protect Kiwi communities from future floods

13 Feb 24 - Media release | Forest & Bird is calling on Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts –...

Academics weigh in on Smith V Fonterra

9 Feb 24 - Media release - The Supreme Court's decision to advance Michael Smith's climate...

Otago Regional Council expects new electric buses will significantly impact emissions

8 Feb 24 - Media release | The first of a fleet of electric buses (e-buses) will appear on...

Extreme weather a critical concern for the next decade of farming, experts say

7 Feb 24 - Media Release | Climate change, extreme weather events and water quality are...

Antarctic frontier project ‘tantalisingly close’ to vital climate secrets

1 Feb 24 - Media release | An international team co-led by GNS Science Te Pū Ao, Te...

CarbonPool, the world's first carbon credit insurance company, raises $12M

30 Jan 24 - Media release - CarbonPool helps society reach net zero by providing in-kind...

New research into carbon sequestration potential of kelp

29 Jan 24 - Media release - Could kelp be a secret weapon in the fight against climate...

Rise in new renewable electricity generation projects

26 Jan 24 - Media release - A report commissioned by the Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko...

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