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2020 ETS reforms

New threat to prices from Govt auction

Wednesday - The Government’s decision to auction large amounts of carbon credits without a technical reserve price in place poses a new downside risk to prices, warns the founder of one of New Zealand’s carbon-trading platforms.

Get reserve in place to protect taxpayers, says Simpson

Tuesday - The Government can and should pass legislation allowing it to set reserve prices when it auctions carbon credits, National says.

FRIDAY POLITICS: A potentially costly hole in the Government's carbon-auctioning plan

23 Oct 20 - Green Party co-leader James Shaw is still in the running to retain his role as the country’s climate minister – but that might mean clearing up a bit of a mess of his own making.

Ministry mum on who will run carbon auction

7 Oct 20 - New Zealand’s first auction of carbon credits will take place on March 17, but there is no word yet on who will be running it.

Paper reveals why Govt went ahead with ETS overhaul

24 Aug 20 - Fifteen days into the first covid-19 lockdown, officials told the Government the new $20 price floor in the Emissions Trading Scheme was critical to protecting taxpayers from what the pandemic could do to carbon prices.

Good job and well done, says ClimCom

24 Jun 20 - The Government’s determination to overhaul the Emissions Trading Scheme despite the covid-19 pandemic has won praise from the Climate Change Commission.

Forest owners stay with carbon wait-and-see

8 Jun 20 - Forest owners are adopting a wait-and-see approach to selling units as carbon prices head into record territory.


Carbon prices continue the good-news climb

4 Jun 20 - Carbon prices jumped another $2 yesterday as the market continued to react to Tuesday’s announcements about the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Prices jump a dollar on fixed-price news

3 Jun 20 - Carbon prices jumped a dollar yesterday on the back of confirmation the fixed-price option will move to $35 this year.

Effective carbon price-cap will hit $35 this year

2 Jun 20 - The effective price cap on carbon prices in New Zealand will go to $35 this year.

Biofuel could pull trucks into line, say officials

2 Jun 20 - New Zealand could cut its greenhouse gas emissions immediately by using more biofuels in trucks, officials say.

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