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Low warming goal vital to our primary production

Monday - New research with serious implications for New Zealand’s primary production-based economy and the country’s rare and endangered species says global warming needs to be kept below 1.5deg.

Natural gas will last bit more than a decade

Monday - Officials have confirmed that at the rate we're using it, New Zealand has about 10 and a half years’ worth of natural gas reserves.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.20

Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.10 bid and $21.25 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.20.

NZ to stand by Pacific climate change victims

Friday - New Zealand is softening its stance on climate refugees.

Green Investment Fund eyes start this year

Friday - Climate minister James Shaw’s Green Investment Fund will be in business by the end of the year, he says.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.25

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.15 bid and $21.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.25.

BUDGET 2018: Green is good

Thursday - There are no changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme, but the promised Green Investment Fund is being backed with $100 million of taxpayer dollars in a budget being described as the greenest in history.


Tax system must go green, says enviro group

Thursday - Another organisation is telling the Government to shift the tax burden from the production of private wealth to the consumption of public wealth, aka the environment.

MARKET LATEST: $21.20

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.05 bid and $21.30 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.20.

Sheep and beef farmers make carbon-neutral call

16 May 18 - New Zealand’s beef and sheep sector says it will be carbon-neutral by 2050.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.25

16 May 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.20 bid and $21.35 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.25.

Climate change threatens our food and health

15 May 18 - Whether it is food shortages, diseases like dengue fever or respiratory conditions caused by wind-blown Australian dust, climate change is a serious health threat for New Zealanders, the Government...

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.25

15 May 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.20 bid and $21.35 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.25.

Use taxes for a better world, says thinktank

14 May 18 - Taxes should be aiming at keeping human activity within the planet’s physical capacity – and that means carbon prices that deliver fast, deep and sustained emissions reductions, the Government’s Tax...

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.30

14 May 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.25 bid and $21.40 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.30.

Government pumps $15m into new forest service

11 May 18 - The Government will set aside an extra $15 million in next week’s Budget to boost the capacity of the new forestry fervice.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.30

11 May 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $21.25 bid and $21.40 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.30.

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...

Natural gas not the solution, claims new report

10 May 18 - Natural gas is not a transition fuel to a low-carbon economy – and the Government should go further than just banning all new offshore exploration licences, a new report says.


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