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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Let's back buffalo

Today 10:00am - Waikato farmers could be replacing dairy cows with buffalo if the region goes ahead with a plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Today 10:00am - Ten years ago, the recent application of the Emissions Trading Scheme to the transport sector was having little impact on fuel prices.

WORTH NOTING ...

Today 10:00am - Parliamentís Environment Select Committee meets today to hear submissions on the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

NZ and Ireland talk trade over ag emissions

Friday - New Zealand is working with Ireland on trade solutions to the problem of carbon leakage in the agricultural sector.

FRIDAY POLITICS: It's a choice of slow or slower

Friday - Young protesters are targeting both Labour and National with sit-ins in Dunedin today, saying both have failed to address the climate crisis.

Hydrogen stations on the way

Friday - The Government is putting $20 million into establishing a national network of hydrogen fuelling-stations.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $33.92

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $33.70 bid and $34.05 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $33.92.


WORTH NOTING...

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw joins Climate Change Commissions deputy chair Lisa Humahai and New Zealand Carbon Farming managing director Matt Walsh in an online discussion today.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, Trade Me was being test-driven as a site for selling carbon credits.

Nation's first waste-to-gas plant proves a point

Thursday - Construction of New Zealandís first large-scale waste-to-biogas plant shows the country could eliminate greenhouse gas emission caused by food rotting in rubbish dumps, the Bioenergy Association says.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $33.95

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $33.70 bid and $34.50 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $33.95

WORTH NOTING ...

Thursday - The Reserve Bank Bill is scheduled to have its first reading today.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, the operator of the Huntly coal-fired power station was predicting a fall in greenhouse gas emissions from its operations.

EMISSIONS DOWNER: We must make them lower

Wednesday - New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions could be about a fifth lower this year than last year because of covid-19, an international science consortium says.

Wood cheaper than electricity for emissions cuts, says Fonterra

Wednesday - Fonterra favours wood over electricity for reducing emissions from its South Island plants.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, South Africa was looking at a 100-rand-per-tonne carbon tax. A tax finally came into law last year.

WORTH NOTING ...

Wednesday - Submissions on proposals to introduce a permitting system for the trade in mercury and to ban mercury from batteries, switches and relays, lamps and other equipment close today.

Finance sector essential to adapting to climate change

Tuesday - The Government is being told banks should toughen up on lending for properties vulnerable to sea-level rise and flooding.

Downstream turns on the power

Tuesday - Pumped-hydro, a "blind" focus on renewable electricity instead of cutting emissions from all energy systems, and the closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter are all on the agenda at this year's...


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