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Ten years ago

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Monday - Ten years ago, State-owned KiwiRail was getting itself on track as an environmentally friendly transport company.

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Friday - Ten years ago, a coalition of big United States businesses working on climate change was falling apart.

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Thursday - Ten years ago, a company behind plans for a tidal-power station on the Kaipara Harbour was warning that New Zealand was falling behind on clean-power development.

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Wednesday - Ten years ago, Australia was being criticised for a $60 billion, 10-year deal to supply 30 million tonnes of coal a year to run China’s coal-fired power stations.

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18 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, aggregated bundles of New Zealand forestry credits were finding ready buyers overseas.

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17 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, members of John Key’s Cabinet were asking business leaders for information on climate change.

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14 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, Korea was floating plans for a carbon tax. In 2015, it introduced an emissions trading scheme, which now covers 591 large emitting-companies.


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13 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, a scientist calculated that when carbon was added into the mix, forest owners could afford to pay 10 times as much for land as they could if they were relying on income from wood...

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12 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was trying for a third time to get the Senate to back his emissions trading scheme plans.

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11 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, Mighty River Power (now Mercury) had done a deal thought to be worth $1 million a year to plant trees for carbon credits on Maori-owned land – and was looking for more landowners to do...

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10 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, Dunedin City Council subsidiary City Forests had made $3 million from selling credits from the city’s forests.

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7 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, Britain announced plans to pay £900 a year to householders who produced their own power from solar or wind generation.

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5 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, United States President Barack Obama looked likely to kill plans for a cap-and-trade scheme, while in Australia, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbot continued to...

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4 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, carbon markets were hit by scammers who managed to net $6 million worth of credits.

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3 Feb 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was getting ready to sign the Copenhagen Accord, committing countries to making sure greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020.

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31 Jan 20 - Ten years ago, the fishing industry was being told to get ready for changes in fish stocks as the climate warms.

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30 Jan 20 - Ten years ago, a lobby group set up by some of the country’s largest emitters to influence the Government on climate policy was looking for a new chief executive.

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29 Jan 20 - Ten years ago, the head of Les Mills International was raising questions about conventional accounting systems after a “green” audit saved the company more than $120,000 a year in energy and water...

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28 Jan 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand had a trade surplus in Kyoto carbon units, selling nearly 1.5 million in Europe and buying just over 400,000 units, mainly from Switzerland.


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