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Labour Party pushes public to back carbon bill

Monday - The Labour Party is building a campaign base to push through the zero-carbon legislation.

Think bioenergy for woodlots, farmers told

Monday - Farmers facing falling log exports and prices for timber from woodlots are being urged to consider a new market – bioenergy.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, we got the first hint that the Maori Party was going to support changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Australia has $20b plan to power Singapore

Monday - An ambitious export plan could generate billions of dollars and make Australia the centre of low-cost energy in a future zero-carbon world.

Global carbon markets long way off, says Shaw

James Shaw

Friday - Functioning international carbon markets are a decade away – probably two, New Zealand’s climate minister says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Friday - Ten years ago, farmers were denying they were climate change deniers and asking why New Zealand’s huge exclusive economic zone wasn’t included in the country’s emissions profile.

Farm methane doing most damage, say scientists

Andy Reisinger

Thursday - Methane from farm animals in New Zealand is doing more damage to the climate than the combined impacts of all other greenhouse gases, a new analysis says.


TEN YEARS AGO ...

Thursday - Ten years ago, farmers pushing for the development of a market in soil carbon were running into a wary climate minister.

Government moving to auction system - and soon

Wednesday - The Government is gearing up to auction carbon units from the end of next year at the latest.

Refinery wants to cut costs with solar farm

Marsden Point refinery

Wednesday - Installing a solar farm at the Marsden Point oil refinery will cut the operation’s greenhouse gases by 18,000 tonnes a year.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, lobbyists were preparing to fire their big guns over New Zealand’s 2020 emissions reduction target – for the Greenhouse Policy Coalition it was a report and for Greenpeace it was a...

Government pushes plans for cleaner cars

9 Jul 19 - New emissions standards for cars could cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than five million tonnes over 20 years.

Air NZ jettisons plastic products

9 Jul 19 - The removal of plastic from Air New Zealand’s in-flight service is cutting its carbon emissions, the airline says.

Tank-water communities could be at risk

9 Jul 19 - Rural communities relying on rain on their roofs for water could be at more risk of disease as the climate warms, new research shows.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

9 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, New Zealand was working on plans for a voluntary market in soil carbon.

Local governments want climate rules in RMA

8 Jul 19 - Local authorities want to be able to take climate impacts into account when they are considering applications under the Resource Managements Act.

Grant to find answers to native trees questions

8 Jul 19 - The Government is putting $422,000 into finding better ways to grow native trees for forestry.

TEN TEARS AGO ...

8 Jul 19 - Ten years ago, the forestry sector was urging the Government to follow Australia’s lead and allow the Emissions Trading Scheme to recognise carbon stored in harvested wood products.

ZCB might not do the job, Government hears

Kennedy Graham

5 Jul 19 - The zero-carbon bill might not fulfil New Zealand’s international obligations on climate change, the Government is being told.


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