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ETS proposals won't cut it, says carbon forester

Today 10:00am - Proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme alone will not trigger the forestry planting levels New Zealand needs to cut emissions – agriculture must be brought into the scheme, says one of the country’s largest forest companies.


Today 10:00am - Spot NZUs opened at $25.00 bid and $25.10 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.10.

Our oceans head into another heatwave

Today 10:00am - Marine heatwave conditions are already occurring in parts of the Tasman Sea and the ocean around New Zealand and looking to become the new normal.

OPINION: Climate action counts, not rhetoric

Today 10:00am - By TODD MULLER | It was disappointing to see yesterday’s Carbon News claim that figures I had used in my recent article were “wide of the mark”.

Ten years ago …

Today 10:00am - Policy uncertainty uncertainty in New Zealand was making Australia a better investment bet, at least for Transpower.

Muller keeps Nats' climate job

Wednesday - The National Party’s climate portfolio remains in the hands of Todd Muller, who kicked off the year with a row over whether his party is ambitious or a climate laggard.

Ten years ago ...

Wednesday - State-owned coal-miner Solid Energy was explaining why it helped to fund a report predicting the Emissions Trading Scheme could cost New Zealand 22,000 jobs and billions of dollars.

Tiwai could lead way in new-deal aluminium

Tuesday - The owner of New Zealand’s only aluminium smelter says the country could have a bright future producing low-emissions aluminium for a carbon-constrained world.

Govt gives Foodstuffs $1m for green vehicles

Tuesday - Food giant Foodstuffs is to get more than a million dollars of public money as part of a drive towards low-emissions vehicles.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.90 bid and $25.15 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.00.

Ten years ago ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, the fledgling Emissions Trading Scheme was under review as a result of the newly elected National Party’s confidence-and-supply agreement with the Act Party.

Govt explains why $25 cap should stay for now

21 Dec 18 - The Government says the current cap on the price of carbon needs to stay in place while the Emissions Trading Scheme is reviewed.

Government releases new forestry rules

20 Dec 18 - The Government has released further details of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme’s forestry rules.

All farming gases must be cut, scientists say

19 Dec 18 - Cutting methane and nitrous oxide emissions from farming are critical to keeping the world to no more than 1.5deg of warming, scientists say in new research.

NZ commits to zero-emissions transport

19 Dec 18 - New Zealand has joined countries committed to a zero-emissions transport system.

NZ and Europe to strengthen market cooperation

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18 Dec 18 - New Zealand is to strengthen its carbon market ties with Europe.


18 Dec 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $24.75 bid and $25.00 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.90.

Shaw hopes for carbon market rules next year

17 Dec 18 - Climate minister James Shaw is optimistic that rules governing carbon markets will be settled next year.


17 Dec 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $24.65 bid and $25.05 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.80.

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