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Low-carbon cement the key, says GBC

Monday - New Zealand’s only cement producer is calling on local and central authorities to help it persuade the construction sector to accept lower-emissions cement.

ARDERN: Watch this space

Monday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is hinting at a major announcement on renewable energy.

Abandoned waste lands smelter company in court

Monday - The Environmental Defence Society is taking the operator of the Bluff aluminium smelter – one of the country’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases - to court over waste dumped in the old paper mill at Mataura.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, the first wave of emitters was entering the Emissions Trading Scheme.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

Monday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Draw your hammer

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw is nailing his colours to the mast of the Climate Change Commission.

The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism

Friday - Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion-a-year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the tenuous nature of tourism employment have been exposed.


TEN YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, foreign buyers were snapping up New Zealand carbon credits.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW...

Friday - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

Let's feed the people first, say ag leaders

Thursday - Agricultural industry leaders say they need to feed New Zealanders before the rest of the world.

Pundits predict carbon is going higher

Thursday - New Zealand carbon prices are at record levels, but how high are they going?

TEN YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, the man who led the forestry sector’s fight for the right to claim carbon credits was hopeful about New Zealand’s fledgling carbon market.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW...

Thursday - The Government's plan to whizz some covid-19 pandemic economic recovery projects through the resource consenting processing is expected to be passed today.

Ministers advance with shovels at the ready

Shane Jones

Wednesday - Infrastructure minister Shane Jones says New Zealand should be focusing its climate-change action on preparing for the impacts of a warming climate.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $32.10

Wednesday - Spot NZUs were $31.80 bid and $32.20 offered on the CommTrade platform this morning, after last fixing at $32.10.

Carbon prices heading for a new record

Wednesday - Carbon prices are back in record-price territory, with spot NZUs trading above $32 on CommTrade and Carbon Match.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ...

Wednesday - Parliament is sitting under urgency today.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand start-up LanzaTech – now based in the United States – had signed a deal to commercialise its technology turning carbon dioxide released in the steelmaking process into...

AGL links exec bonuses to emissions cutbacks

Wednesday - Australia’s largest domestic emitter of greenhouse gases, the energy provider AGL, is the first major company in the country to link managers’ bonuses to lowering emissions.


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