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Ten years ago

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Thursday - Ten years ago, the man who led the forestry sector’s fight for the right to claim carbon credits was hopeful about New Zealand’s fledgling carbon market.

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Wednesday - Ten years ago, New Zealand start-up LanzaTech – now based in the United States – had signed a deal to commercialise its technology turning carbon dioxide released in the steelmaking process into biofuel.

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Tuesday - Ten years ago, carbon was overtaking Brent crude oil as the most traded commodity in Europe.

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Monday - Ten years ago, agriculture minister David Carter was telling farmers they would be kept out of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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26 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, Labour – which had brought the Emissions Trading Scheme into being less that two years earlier – was talking about the possibility of a carbon tax if it got back into power.

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25 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, new Australian prime minister Julia Gillard was promising to revive the country’s plans for an emissions trading scheme after ousting Kevin Rudd from the job.

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24 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, new British Prime Minister David Cameron was promising to cut his government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10 per cent within a year.


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23 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, Westpac had entered the New Zealand carbon market and was run off its feet with business.

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22 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, New Zealand scientists were hopeful that “switching on” a gene in white clover would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from grazing animals.

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19 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, the composting sector, led by Sir Rob Fenwick, was mounting a case to be granted credits under the Emissions Trading Scheme for carbon sequestered in compost. Sir Rob, the founder of...

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18 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, the Danish Government was buying carbon credits from 17,000 hectares of permanent native and exotic forests in New Zealand.

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17 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, a New Zealand company that had figured out a way to turn greenhouse gas emissions into ethanol was eyeing up potential in the oil and gas sector. LanzaTech, now owned and operated in...

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16 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, a Wairarapa sheep-and-beef farmer was calling for the Emissions Trading Scheme to recognise the carbon-sequestering potential of organic farming practices.

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15 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, farmers were complaining they hadn’t been given long enough to comment on proposed rules for the agricultural sector’s entry into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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12 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, farmers were being urged to plant their unproductive hill country in carbon forests to offset their greenhouse gas emissions and potentially make money.

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11 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, officials were working on developing the rules the agricultural sector would operate under when it came into the Emissions Trading Scheme in 2013. It is now scheduled to happen in 2025...

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10 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, China announced it would establish a domestic carbon market by 2014.

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9 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, a United States climate bill was sparking hopes of a Pacific Rim carbon market, involving New Zealand, the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Chile.

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8 Jun 20 - Ten years ago, the American airline industry was going to court over Europe’s plans to make flights to and from Europe subject to carbon pricing from 2012.


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