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Pioneer carbon trader to change hands

Today 11:00am - The trading house that 10 years ago today handled the first trade under New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme is about to change hands.

Ten years ago ...

Today 11:00am - 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.


Today 11:00am - 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 Zealand’s 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 Zealand’s forestry credits.

Agriculture will be in ETS, says finance minister

Friday - 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

Friday - The Zero Carbon Bill will be in Parliament by June.

Shaw now first stop for farm emissions action

James Shaw

Friday - 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

Friday - Four of New Zealand’s largest emitters are joining forces to supply their own carbon credits to meet obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Ten years ago ...

Friday - 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 tomorrow’s global School Strike 4 Climate.

Ten years ago ...

14 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, plans by United States President Barack Obama to introduce a carbon cap-and-trade scheme to bring reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions were under fire.

CLIMATE CHAMPION: My struggle with the future

13 Mar 19 - Atmospheric physicist Professor James Renwick is struggling with the idea that the world might really delay action on climate change to the point of disaster.

OPINION: Wise words for the schoolkids

13 Mar 19 - This Friday’s strike by school students calling for action on climate change has the support of some of our wisest citizens. Wise Response Society secretary DUGALD MACTAVISH explains why.

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