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Report: Drystock farms nowhere near net-zero

Monday - Sheep and beef farms are sequestering much less carbon than the drystock sector claims, officials say.


Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $38.60 bid and $39.60 offered on CommTrade last night, after last fixing at $39.02.


Monday - Parliament’s Environment Committee discussed the Climate Change Response (Auction Amendment) Bill today and tomorrow and will report back on Thursday.


Monday - Ten years ago, the Labour Party was telling its Australian counterpart to hold its nerve over carbon pricing.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Collins embraces the ETS

Friday - National Party leader Judith Collins seems to have abandoned her dismissal of the need for urgent action on climate change – and found a love for the Emissions Trading Scheme.


Friday - Submissions on the Water Services Bill close on Tuesday.


Friday - Ten years ago, Australia announced it would have a carbon price in place by July 2012.

ClimCom in the hotseat over cost models

Thursday - The Climate Change Commission’s failure to release all aspects of the models underlying its draft budget dominated Parliament’s Environment Committee this morning.


Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $39.00 bid and $39.60 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $39.20.


Thursday - The Climate Change Commission is among a host of Government agencies appearing before MPs for annual reviews today.


Thursday - Ten years ago Kiwi technology company LanzaTech was signing a deal Korean company Posco to turn climate-damaging flue gases into ethanol.

Don't get this wrong, Contact tells Government

Wednesday - A major emitter wants the country’s first carbon auction delayed, warning that a botched auction could leave the market scrambling for credits.

Power generators quiet about emissions

Wednesday - Electricity generator Mercury noted in its financial update yesterday that the ClimCom draft report is good news for the renewable electricity sector.

Carbon-positive Otago plan before council

Wednesday - The Otago Regional Council is considering joining a Carbon Zero Alliance proposed by the Dunedin City Council late last year.

ClimCom extends submission deadline

Wednesday - The deadline for submissions on the Climate Change Commission’s draft recommendations is being extended.


Wednesday - Otago Regional Council meets today and Parliament sits today and tomorrow.


Wednesday - Ten years ago, Australia’s Gillard Government appointed scientist Professor Tim Flannery head of a national independent climate commission. Two years later, the entire commission was sacked by the...

Councils debating Climcom recommendations

23 Feb 21 - Greater Wellington and Waikato regional councils’ climate change committees both meet this afternoon to consider, among other things, responses to the Climate Change Commission’s 2021 draft report.


23 Feb 21 - The Environment Select Committee starts hearing submissions on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill today.

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