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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

Miguel Arias Canete

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.

2020 target set to start HFCs phase-out

17 Dec 18 - New Zealand will start phasing out the use of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons from 2020.

Shaw has high hopes for Katowice success

14 Dec 18 - Climate minister James Shaw is confident a Paris Agreement rule book and agreement about limiting warming to 1.5deg will come out of bogged-down talks in Poland.

Fewer animals is real answer, says forest group

14 Dec 18 - A group set up to advise the Government on the role of forestry in cutting greenhouse gas emissions says the real answer is reducing livestock numbers.


14 Dec 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $24.80 bid and $24.85 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.85.

OPINION: When will the real action begin?

14 Dec 18 - The Government’s Emissions Trading Scheme announcement this week has left carbon forestry pioneer Dr MURRAY McCLINTOCK, of Nelson company Carbon Farm, underwhelmed and asking when the real action on...

Government stalls as carbon price hits high

13 Dec 18 - Record carbon prices have failed to convince the Government that the price cap should be lifted immediately.


13 Dec 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $25.00 bid and $26.50 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.85.

Permanent forests become permanent fixture

13 Dec 18 - Permanent forests are to come into the Emissions Trading Scheme, but there’s no decision yet on recognising the carbon stored in timber products and whether landowners will be able to average out...

Government announces wide ETS changes

Julie Anne Genter

12 Dec 18 - A cap on emissions, a system to manage carbon credits supply and prices, the inclusion of permanent forests, and the possibility of a price a price floor are the major changes to the Emissions...

Government eyes using ETS money to help farmers

12 Dec 18 - Using revenue from the Emissions Trading Scheme to fund carbon sequestration by farmers is one of the options the Government is considering as it opens discussion with other countries on ways of...


12 Dec 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $25.30 bid and $25.70 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.45.

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