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Ten years on, we're back where we began

Today 11:00am - 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.

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Today 11:00am - Spot NZUs opened at $20.90 bid and $21.00 offered this morning, after last fixing at $20.94.

Cabinet talks turning off fossil fuels taps

Today 11:00am - The Government is looking at ending oil and gas exploration.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

Today 11:00am - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay New Zealand reaching its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target.

It happened 10 years ago ...

Today 11:00am - … the Government was getting ready to plead New Zealand’s case to allow the owners of pre-1990 forests to clear them without facing a carbon penalty, BP was warning against introducing a compulsory biofuels component into the nation’s petrol and diesel supplies, Trustpower was finding a ready market for credits from its Tararua windfarm, Orcon founder Seeby Woodhouse was moving into carbon, and businesses wanted to be allowed to use credits from nuclear power plants.

Business leaders like the look of minister Shaw

Gary Taylor

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw appears to be convincing business he knows what he’s doing.


Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $20.90 bid and $20.94 offered this morning, after last fixing at $20.93.

Here's a road to zero carbon, say officials

Thursday - Meeting New Zealand’s Paris Agreement pledge from domestic emissions cuts alone would put the country on a straight line to carbon-neutrality by 2050, officials have told the Government.


Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $20.85 bid and $21.00 offered this morning, after last fixing at $20.92.

Shaw hints at end to oil and gas exploration

Wednesday - Climate minister James Shaw has just given the strongest hint yet that the Government might end oil and gas exploration.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $20.85 bid and $20.90 offered this morning, after last fixing at $20.90.

Plastic pollution has now spread to rivers

13 Mar 18 - Microplastics are contaminating rivers as well as the ocean, say scientists.


13 Mar 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $20.75 bid and $20.85 offered this morning, after last fixing at $20.80.

Government backs circular economy with funding

13 Mar 18 - The Government is looking to fund projects that boost the circular economy.

New-look Nats put skids under green jobs

12 Mar 18 - Climate change and the environment have failed to make new Opposition leader Simon Bridges’ front bench.


12 Mar 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $20.85 bid and $21.10 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.00.

Science body pressures Commonwealth leaders

12 Mar 18 - New Zealand’s top science body is joining 21 others calling on Commonwealth countries to show “bold leadership” on climate change.

TPP ignores climate health threats, say medicos

9 Mar 18 - The just-signed Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal ignores the threat climate change poses to human health and should be urgently reviewed before New Zealand ratifies it, warns the New Zealand...

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