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

Today 10:00am - 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.

PROD COM REPORT: Farmland into forests

Today 10:00am - New Zealand might need to convert more than three million hectares of farmland into forests to meet its emissions targets, the Productivity Commission says.

PROD COM REPORT: Nats to take a look

Todd Muller

Today 10:00am - The Productivity Commission’s draft report will be high on the agenda for the National Party’s Bluegreens forum in Christchurch this weekend.

CARBON COMMENT: One debate's that now over

Today 10:00am - By Carbon News publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Debate about whether New Zealand can decarbonise without going bankrupt should now be over.


Today 10:00am - Spot NZUs opened at $21.25 bid and $21.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.27.

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VW makes $25 billion bet on e-cars in China

Today 10:00am - Volkswagen will invest $NZ25 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in China by 2022.

Climate will empty islands in just decades, warns report

Today 10:00am - Low-lying atolls around the world will be overtaken by sea-level rises within a few decades, according to a new study.

DRASTIC PLASTIC: Kenya grounds the flying toilet

Today 10:00am - KENYA'S tough plastics laws appear to be working. Waterways are clearer, the food chain is less contaminated – and there are fewer “flying toilets”.

Globalisation might be better for environment

Today 10:00am - The increasing pace of globalization and how it affects the environment has been a major global concern.

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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.

Climate change passion rides a bike

2 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Yesterday, a young woman told an audience that included two Cabinet ministers that she was suffering from depression because of climate change.

It's about more than politics

29 Sep 17 - The next three years are more than an electoral cycle; they make up the period that could determine – quite literally – what sort of world we live in. And that’s what should be on the minds of...

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Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

23 Jan 18 - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

Auckland takes zero-waste world crown

6 Dec 17 - Auckland is one of 10 international cities honoured today at the C40 Cities...

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