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Forest owners want tax on burning of coal

Today 10:00am - Forest owners are calling for a $200-a-tonne tax on the burning of coal and the implementation of the Government’s promised “wood-first” policy.

Tourism operators ill-informed, says report

Today 10:00am - Parts of the tourism industry are so ill-informed about what climate change could do to New Zealand that they think the sector could actually benefit from it, a new report says.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Today 10:00am - Ten years ago, uncertainty over plans for emissions trading schemes in the United States and Australia wasn’t putting our Government off the idea.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Today 10:00am - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves Fiji today for Sydney, where she will meet with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Pricey carbon could push up prices at the pump

Wednesday - Carbon prices of $50 a tonne – the figure the Government is putting forward as the new price cap – could put the price of diesel up 13c a litre and petrol up 7c a litre.

SMELTER SMOOCH: Tiwai wants to work with taxpayer

Wednesday - An industrial heavyweight that last year received $12 million worth of free carbon credits from taxpayers says it wants to work with the Government and community to create a low-carbon world.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, Australia’s emissions trading plans were bogged down yet again as the Opposition blocked a vote in the Senate.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Wednesday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Fiji continues today, where discussion on climate change is on the agenda.

NZ risks missing biofuels chance, says industry

Tuesday - New Zealand risks missing the chance to use biofuels to develop fuel independence and avoid buying costly international carbon credits, officials are being told.

Taxpayers give smelter credits worth $12m

Tuesday - Taxpayer-funded carbon credits were worth $12.1 million last year to Tiwai Point aluminium smelter operator Pacific Aluminium.

Air NZ joins space agency in climate watch

Tuesday - Air New Zealand is working with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration to monitor climate change in New Zealand.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, trans-Tasman fuel company Gull was using New Zealand’s carbon market as a testing ground for Australia.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Tuesday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Fiji today and tomorrow, talking with Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama about climate change.

Z Energy worries about access to units

Monday - One of the country’s largest emitters fears there might not be enough carbon credits available for surrender in 2021.

Methane revelations might benefit our farmers

Monday - Revelations that fossil fuels are responsible for a greater percentage of methane in the atmosphere than was thought could be good news for New Zealand farmers – but only if the rest of the world is...

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Monday - Ten years ago, State-owned KiwiRail was getting itself on track as an environmentally friendly transport company.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

Monday - Auckland Council’s audit and risk committee meets today and says climate change mitigation and adaption continue to be top risks for the council, leading to potential environmental degradation,...

FRIDAY POLITICS: Ready, willing, and Abel

Steve Abel

Friday - By ADELIA HALLETT | A largely unheralded candidate selection in Auckland this week could prove pivotal in New Zealand’s climate politics.

Wellington again plugs electric buses

Friday - Wellington will get more electric buses as part of a drive to slash emissions.


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