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Energy minister to get the word on biofuels

Today 10:00am - Energy minister Megan Woods today will be told how the country can use biofuels to cut its burgeoning transport emissions.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.10

Today 10:00am - Spot NZUs opened at $20.90 bid and $21.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.10.

Foresters like the look of Billion Trees scheme

Today 10:00am - Forest owners say they are starting to think the Government is serious about forestry.

Science being denied swamp kauri secrets

Today 10:00am - Scientists fear secret excavation of ancient kauri logs from swamps is hampering their ability to predict future climate change.

Minister mum on future of electric trains

Friday - There’s no word yet on whether KiwiRail’s plans to replace electric engines with diesel will go ahead.

Summer hottest on record

Friday - This summer is about to become New Zealand's hottest in history - despite a sub-tropical storm and two ex-tropical cyclones.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.25

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.15 bid and $21.50 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.25.


We might need a new storm scale of category six

Friday - The increasing strength, intensity and duration of tropical cyclones has climate scientists asking whether a new classification needs to be created: a category six storm.

We'll soon know what the environment is worth

Thursday - New Zealand’s environment is about to have a monetary value put on it, in a new report examining the trade-offs between the environment and the economy.

OPINION: We should adopt the 'easy win' way

Brian Cox

Thursday - Government officials appear to be putting more effort into working out how to purchase international carbon credits than into reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, says Bioenergy...

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.20

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.15 bid and $21.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.20.

We're stuck with 1.2m sea level rise, say scientists

Wednesday - The world is now locked into sea-level rise of up to 1.2 metres – and the number goes up 0.2m for every five years that emissions cuts are delayed, scientists say.

Minister offers money for good emissions moves

Megan Woods

Wednesday - Got a good idea to cut greenhouse gas emissions in your business or in the transport sector? The Government wants to give you money.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.20

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.10 bid and $21.20 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.20.

NZ could do good carbon deal now, says trader

Nigel Brunel

20 Feb 18 - The Government could hedge against its $10 billion future carbon bill now – with a money-back guarantee, says carbon trader Nigel Brunel.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.42

20 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.35 bid and $21.50 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.42.

Officials look for 'best way' global ETS links

19 Feb 18 - Officials are working on linking the Emissions Trading Scheme to schemes in other countries, saying it’s the best way to secure the international carbon units New Zealand will need to meet its 2030...

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.50

19 Feb 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.45 bid and $21.55 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.50.

Billion Trees land approaches 50,000 hectares

Shane Jones

16 Feb 18 - The Government says it is close to securing 50,000 hectares of land for new forests under its Billion Trees programme.


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