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Taxpayers face $600m carbon prices bill

31 May 19 - Rising carbon prices are likely to cost taxpayers $600 million this year.

Zero-carbon bill sets out on rocky road

22 May 19 - The Government’s zero-carbon bill is off for public consultation with some big questions hanging over it.

Climate-wise Smith warns of blind commitment

22 May 19 - New Zealand’s political elder statesman on climate change is warning of a potential gilets jeune-style backlash against the costs of climate action.

Look it up, minister tells West Coast council

James Shaw

27 Feb 19 - Climate minister James Shaw says he doesn’t intend explaining climate change to the West Coast Regional Council, which has expressed doubt about whether it is being caused by human activity.

Has Coast got climate facts, Muller asks ministers

18 Feb 19 - Opposition climate spokesman Todd Muller wants to know if the Government has provided the West Coast Regional Council with evidence that human-induced climate change is real.

THE HOUSE: When was the last gas bonanza?

11 May 18 - The Government’s ban on new oil and gas exploration permits, threats to restrict the number of cows and charging applicants for the cost of inquiries for marine consents were all on Parliament’s agenda this week.

Ex-MP to keep ties with Beehive climate group

23 Apr 18 - Former Green MP Kennedy Graham will keep working with the ground-breaking cross-Parliamentary Globe climate group, its new chairperson says.


Nats choose new spokespeople

3 Nov 17 - MPs from the pan-Parliamentary Globe group have taken over responsibility for climate change and the environment in the National Party caucus.

Government snubs MP's climate change motion

29 Jun 17 - The Government is refusing to support a motion acknowledging that a third of the world’s population is now exposed to deadly heatwaves because of climate change.

MPs to get the heatwave message

Aupito William Sio

27 Jun 17 - Parliament will be asked tomorrow to note that up to a third of the world’s population is now exposed to deadly heatwaves as a result of climate change.

Emissions on right track, says Finance Minister

1 Jun 17 - Finance minister Steven Joyce, who explained yesterday that he didn’t have time to mention climate change in his Budget speech, says New Zealand’s emissions are heading “in the right direction”.

Upton gets job, but not everyone is pleased

18 Apr 17 - Simon Upton’s nomination to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has been confirmed by Parliament, but it wasn’t unanimous.

RMA changes get through Parliament - just

7 Apr 17 - The Government’s changes to the Resource Management Act scraped through Parliament last night.

Minister defends action on water standards

8 Mar 17 - Environmental debates in Parliament yesterday stayed with the issue of the moment – fresh water.

Greens toss bouquet to Bennett, but ...

17 Feb 17 - Climate minister and deputy prime minister Paula Bennett has received a bouquet for her action on climate change from an unexpected quarter – Green MP Kennedy Graham.

CARBON COFFERS: $100,000 offsets VIP air travel

9 Nov 16 - Taxpayers are paying $25 a tonne to offset the climate impact of air travel by Cabinet ministers and their staff.

NO WORRIES: Science will fix emissions, says PM

John Key

20 Oct 16 - PRIME MINISTER John Key says New Zealand can cut greenhouse gas emissions while increasing agricultural production, despite advice to the contrary.

No way, Nick, you can't claim credit for the ETS

Nick Smith

22 Sep 16 - The Government is doing it again – claiming to have introduced the Emissions Trading Scheme when it actually voted against it.

DIRTY DOLLARS: PM's bank backs the big polluters

John Key

16 Jun 16 - A bank in which Prime Minister John Key is a shareholder has been named one of the worst in the world for its level of investing in fossil fuels.


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