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FRIDAY POLITICS: A potentially costly hole in the Government's carbon-auctioning plan

Friday 23 Oct 20 10:00am

 

By editor ADELIA HALLETT | Green Party co-leader James Shaw is still in the running to retain his role as the country’s climate minister – but that might mean clearing up a bit of a mess of his own making.

The Government’s surprising decision, reported by Carbon News earlier this month, to press ahead with the auctioning of carbon credits without a technical reserve in place to stop units being sold at below-market-prices opens the door for that very thing to happen.

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