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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Friday - Youíve got one week left to get in submissions on changes to the settings of the Emissions Trading Scheme and on the Governmentís plans to accelerate the use of renewable energy.

Free carbon credits might get early overhaul

Thursday - The entire formula used to calculate how free many free carbon credits heavy emitters receive might be overhauled before the end of the year.

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Thursday - Parliamentís Environment Committee is discussing changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme today, as well as the annual reports of the Environmental Protection Authority and Predator Free 2050.

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Wednesday - Applications for the Governmentís Low-Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund open today, with secure parking for electric bikes eligible for the first time.

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Tuesday - Greater Wellington Regional Councilís environment committee meets today to set environmental priorities.

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17 Feb 20 - Cambridge University economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta will give a public talk in Wellington tomorrow on the economics of biodiversity (5.30pm-7pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay).

Row brews over free credits to heavy emitters

14 Feb 20 - Tension is building over the allocation of free carbon credits to trade-exposed heavy emitters.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

14 Feb 20 - Submissions close today on the Urban Development Bill, allowing what the Government calls better co-ordination of land, infrastructure and public assets in complex urban development projects.

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13 Feb 20 - Parliament sits today, with MPs from the Environment Select Committee continuing hearing oral submissions on proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

This key MP favours change to RMA law

Chloe Swarbrick

12 Feb 20 - At least one member of the select committee investigating changes to the Resource Management Act thinks the planning law should include climate change.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

12 Feb 20 - Parliament sits today and tomorrow, and the Environment Select Committee continues hearing submissions on changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme and the Resource Management Act tomorrow.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

11 Feb 20 - Itís back to the office today for MPs, as Parliament resumes for the year.

Climate-risk reports critical, politicians hear

10 Feb 20 - Directors of large companies, Crown entities and any organisation participating in the Emissions Trading Scheme should have to provide an annual signed and audited statement of climate risk,...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

10 Feb 20 - The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is looking for businesses that have switched to electric vehicles to be included in a billboard campaign next month.

Why and what we should learn from bushfires

Wendy McGuinness

7 Feb 20 - Wildfires raging in Australia this summer show why New Zealand must include emissions from natural disasters in its climate reporting, says an expert on environmental accounting.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

7 Feb 20 - Today, submissions close on the Land Transport (Rail) Legislation Bill, allowing the rail network to be funded from the National Land Transport Fund.

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5 Feb 20 - It's Waitangi Day tomorrow, which means there will be no Carbon News.

* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

4 Feb 20 - Climate Change Iwi Leadersí Group chair Mike Smith continues his case against Fonterra and others in the High Court today.

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3 Feb 20 - Submissions on the Resource Management Expert Panelís issues paper and on proposed increases to landfill levies close today.


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