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Minister mum on future of electric trains

Friday - There’s no word yet on whether KiwiRail’s plans to replace electric engines with diesel will go ahead.

Summer hottest on record

Friday - This summer is about to become New Zealand's hottest in history - despite a sub-tropical storm and two ex-tropical cyclones.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.25

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.15 bid and $21.50 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.25.

We might need a new storm scale of category six

Friday - The increasing strength, intensity and duration of tropical cyclones has climate scientists asking whether a new classification needs to be created: a category six storm.

We'll soon know what the environment is worth

Thursday - New Zealand’s environment is about to have a monetary value put on it, in a new report examining the trade-offs between the environment and the economy.

OPINION: We should adopt the 'easy win' way

Brian Cox

Thursday - Government officials appear to be putting more effort into working out how to purchase international carbon credits than into reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, says Bioenergy Association chief executive Brian Cox.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.20

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.15 bid and $21.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.20.


We're stuck with 1.2m sea level rise, say scientists

Wednesday - The world is now locked into sea-level rise of up to 1.2 metres – and the number goes up 0.2m for every five years that emissions cuts are delayed, scientists say.

Minister offers money for good emissions moves

Megan Woods

Wednesday - Got a good idea to cut greenhouse gas emissions in your business or in the transport sector? The Government wants to give you money.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.20

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.10 bid and $21.20 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.20.

NZ could do good carbon deal now, says trader

Nigel Brunel

Tuesday - The Government could hedge against its $10 billion future carbon bill now – with a money-back guarantee, says carbon trader Nigel Brunel.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.42

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.35 bid and $21.50 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.42.

Officials look for 'best way' global ETS links

Monday - Officials are working on linking the Emissions Trading Scheme to schemes in other countries, saying it’s the best way to secure the international carbon units New Zealand will need to meet its 2030...

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.50

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.45 bid and $21.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.50.

Billion Trees land approaches 50,000 hectares

Shane Jones

16 Feb 18 - The Government says it is close to securing 50,000 hectares of land for new forests under its Billion Trees programme.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.50

16 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.45 bid and $21.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.50.

Yoogo is a-go-go in Christchurch

16 Feb 18 - The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure-battery electric cars has been launched in Christchurch.

Raise cap or pay the price, warns ETS pioneer

Catherine Leining

15 Feb 18 - Taxpayers could get a hefty carbon bill if the Government doesn’t urgently lift the carbon price cap, a gathering of Emissions Trading Scheme experts has heard.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.55

15 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.35 bid and $21.65 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.55.


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