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Treasury sees use for international credits

Friday - Treasury wants to retain the ability to use international carbon credits to meet New Zealandís 2050 emissions reduction target, confidential papers show.

Tiwai and dairying push up emissions from coal

Thursday - The firing up of an extra pot-line at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and a strong dairying season pushed up New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal.

Ten years ago ...

Xie Zhenhua

Thursday - Ten years ago, China was rejecting an American proposal to impose tariffs on goods from countries with no price on carbon.

Pioneer carbon trader to change hands

Nigel Brunel

Wednesday - The trading house that 10 years ago today handled the first trade under New Zealandís Emissions Trading Scheme is about to change hands.

Ten years ago ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand scientists were warning of potential catastrophic sea-level rise as a result of ice melting in Antarctica as the climate warms.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $25.55 bid and $26.65 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.65.

Taranaki eyes future in hydrogen economy

Tuesday - Taranaki is talking up the hydrogen economy to replace its petrochemical wealth.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $25.40 bid and $25.65 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.55.

Ten years ago ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, the Washington Post was recommending New Zealand as a destination of choice for Americans fearing ecological disaster.

How emitters can't see the trees for the carbon

Monday - Storing carbon in new native forests could help to bring down New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions and protect native species at the same time, researchers say.


Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $25.45 bid and $25.75 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.55.

Ten years ago ...

Monday - Ten years ago, the world was getting interested in New Zealandís forestry credits.

Agriculture will be in ETS, says finance minister

15 Mar 19 - Finance minister Grant Robertson has just told thousands of striking school students that the Government is committed to bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

ZCB has June date with Parliament

15 Mar 19 - The Zero Carbon Bill will be in Parliament by June.

Shaw now first stop for farm emissions action

James Shaw

15 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will now report directly to climate minister James Shaw on whether the agricultural sector should be liable for emissions under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Big emitters join hands to buy carbon forests

15 Mar 19 - Four of New Zealandís largest emitters are joining forces to supply their own carbon credits to meet obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Ten years ago ...

15 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, farmers were campaigning to get the sector out of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Climate group about to rule on agriculture gases

14 Mar 19 - The Interim Climate Change Committee will make its recommendations next month on how New Zealand should treat greenhouse gases from agriculture.

Schoolkids mass for national climate protests

14 Mar 19 - School students in more than 30 New Zealand towns and cities will take part in tomorrowís global School Strike 4 Climate.

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