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NZ plays different carbon game home and away

Today 11:00am - The gap between New Zealand’s international emissions reduction pledge and what it plans to do at home is big enough to drive an electric bus through.


Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, in the United States, legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by 80 per cent and to introduce a cap-and-trade scheme on emissions was making its way through the country’s Lower House.

Zero-carbon bill sets out on rocky road

Wednesday - The Government’s zero-carbon bill is off for public consultation with some big questions hanging over it.

Climate-wise Smith warns of blind commitment

Wednesday - New Zealand’s political elder statesman on climate change is warning of a potential gilets jeune-style backlash against the costs of climate action.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, the National Government disbanded a group set up to promote electric cars and other forms of transport using renewable energy.

National MPs chew over zero carbon bill

Tuesday - National Party MPs are meeting this morning to decide whether they will support the Government’s zero carbon bill.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, the Government was giving $760,000 to a consortium planning to “extract” energy from waves.

NZ drives global nature-first campaign

Monday - New Zealand is leading a push to use nature to avert a climate catastrophe.

OPINION: NZ farmers could be climate leaders

Michelle Cain

Monday - By MICHELLE CAIN | A separate target for methane from sheep and cattle has been painted as a sop to farmers; on the contrary, it puts the onus on the sector to curb warming.


Monday - Ten years ago, the forestry sector was warning that New Zealand was making no progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and was calling for schemes to increase planting.

Pricing delay carries risks, says ETS expert

Catherine Leining

17 May 19 - The Government is exposing the country to significant risk by delaying changes to the carbon pricing regime, says one of the architects of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

What’s in store with ETS changes

17 May 19 - The latest round of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme were announced last night, including tougher penalties for failing to surrender credits, the release of details about emissions levels from...


17 May 19 - Ten years ago, the Government announced it was making $36 million available in subsidies for biodiesel, after earlier discontinuing the Biofuels Act requiring oil companies to sell a minimum amount...

NEWSFLASH: $25 price cap on the way out

16 May 19 - THE $25 price-cap on New Zealand carbon will be gone by the end of 2022 and a price floor is a possibility, the Government has just announced. Full details in tomorrow morning’s Carbon News.

Tourism sector must toe the line, says minister

16 May 19 - The Government’s new Tourism Strategy released today says the sector must “play its role” in dealing with climate change.


16 May 19 - Ten years ago, business and union leaders were welcoming the Green Party’s proposed Green New Deal plan – which included the building of 6000 new state houses.

METHANE MOVES: Give poos a chance

Brian Cox

15 May 19 - Technologies like turning human waste into electricity could meet a large chunk of the Government's 2030 methane reduction target.


15 May 19 - Ten years ago, steelmakers in Europe were given more carbon credits than they had emissions to cover – a windfall worth billions of euros.

UN chief pushes case for carbon taxes

Antonio Guterres and Climate Minister James Shaw

14 May 19 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says income taxes should be replaced with carbon taxes.

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