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Bank to ban companies using coal

Today 9:00am - The ANZ Bank says it will not take on any new customers using coal, and that by 2030 it will finance gas and renewable power generation only.

FRIDAY POLITICS: We'll know by Sunday

Today 9:00am - We should know on Sunday whether James Shaw will remain the countryís climate minister.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $35.12

Today 9:00am - Spot NZUs opened at $35.10 bid and $35.15 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.12.

Aviation joins the electric age

Today 9:00am - New Zealandís first electric plane will take to the skies today.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Today 9:00am - Ten years ago, Australians were complaining that New Zealandís carbon prices were too low.

WORTH NOTING...

Today 9:00am - The Labour and Green parties hope to conclude talks today over what, if any, part the Greens will play in a new government.

ORR: Pacific adaptability a lesson for the world

Thursday - Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr is invoking his own Pacific heritage in a new call for collective action on climate change.


TEN YEARS AGO...

Thursday - Ten years ago, New Zealand forestry credits were being bought by Japanís Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

WORTH NOTING...

Thursday - The online Pacific Ocean Climate Change Conference is under way today and tomorrow.

New threat to prices from Govt auction

Wednesday - The Governmentís 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 Zealandís...

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $35.05

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $34.90 bid and $35.30 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $35.05.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, electricity generator and retailer Mighty River Power (now known as Mercury) was busy signing contracts with landowners to supply it with carbon credits for 15 years.

WORTH NOTING...

Wednesday - The National Partyís caucus meets in Wellington today for the first time since the October 17 general election.

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.

Shaw 'odds-on' as minister, says Simpson

Tuesday - Nationalís climate spokesperson is picking Green Party co-leader James Shaw will stay on as climate minister.

TEN YEARS AGO...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand businesses were starting to factor the impacts of climate change into their decision-making.

WORTH NOTING...

Tuesday - Talks continue today over what role, if any, the Green Party will have in the new Labour Government - including whether James Shaw will remain the country's climate minister.

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 countryís climate minister Ė but that might mean clearing up a bit of a mess of his own making.

TEN YEARS AGO...

23 Oct 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealandís Windflow Technologies was about to build two turbines for California.


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