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New Zealand’s defective law on climate change, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer

23 Feb 15 - Distinguished law fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, has been at or near the heart of our attempts to tackled climate change for nearly three decades.

NORMAN: The longer we wait the more it will cost

Russel Norman ... biggest challenge of our time.

11 Jul 14 - By RUSSEL NORMAN, Green Party co-leader.- Thanks to Federated Farmers’ incoming president William Rolleston for taking the time to write about the Green Party’s Climate Tax Cut in last week’s Carbon...

Carbon tax won't fix troubled ETS, says report

27 Jun 14 - New Zealand's emissions price beacon is "obscured in the fog of policy uncertainty", but dumping it in favour of a carbon tax isn't the only way to fix it, say Motu Research's Catherine Leining and...

Carbon tax call is all about playing politics

Charles Etherington ... bold words.

20 Jun 14 - By CHARLES ETHERINGTON, Warren Forestry Ltd.- The Greens are giving the impression of being ahead on the topic of a carbon tax versus the Emissions Trading Scheme, but, as usual, they are actually...

Big sports events can come with a high social price tag

20 Jun 14 - THE World Cup in Brazil is again putting the spotlight on the sustainability, legacy and license to operate of large global sporting events.

Why we need clear emissions-reduction reporting

13 Jun 14 - STEPHEN KNIGHT-LENIHAN, JULIA HARKER and PRUE TAYLOR argue for transparent emissions-reduction reporting, in the same way that we report on the share market and exchange rates.

Beware the greenwashed air travel offer

30 May 14 - By SHARON BEDER, honorary professor at the University of Wollongong.- When was the last time you booked a flight? That extra $A1 in the final stages of booking may seem a small price to pay for...

Meltdown as ice-cream maker sides with campaigners

9 May 14 - United States-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s recently caused a stir by siding with the World Wildlife Fund and Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Fight for the Reef campaign.

Why Australia has something to worry about

Professor Ian Lowe ... no leadership.

9 May 14 - The state of Australia’s environment is a real worry – the report cards exist to prove it.

Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

Simon Terry ... key change.

17 Apr 14 - Seriously tackling New Zealand’s emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending.

Greens' solar policy breath of fresh air

David Senn ... starting point.
Photo Credit: Celsias pic.

28 Feb 14 - Econergy managing director DAVID SENN says that the Green Party's plans to subsidise solar energy for householders should go further:

FORUM: We don't want our landscapes to become movie fiction

Malcolm Rands ... people shut off.

20 Dec 13 - Eco-man MALCOLM RANDS - founder of the Ecostore business - argues for the protection of "brand New Zealand":

OPINION: Future of coal calls for serious debate … not slogans

Chris Baker ... coal is a reality.

6 Dec 13 - By CHIS BAKER, CEO, Straterra. Some New Zealanders are calling for an immediate ban on all new coal mines.

FORUM: Why is it so hard to change?

1 Feb 13 - How do we get people to make the changes necessary to prevent the full impact of climate change, asks writer ANDREW MARTIN.

FORUM: '100% pure' is 100% damaging

1 Feb 13 - 100% Pure NZ tag is damaging our economy, says marketing adviser DANIEL BATTEN.

Enter the new wave of extinctions

Tim Flannery

14 Dec 12 - A new report by the Auditor General says that New Zealand is losing the battle against biodiversity loss. And it’s not alone. In the latest issue of Quarterly Essay, Australia’s chief climate...

AL MORRISON: We've been too smug for too long

Al Morrison

17 Aug 12 - The Department of Conservation wants to do business with business.

Our world in peril

20 Jul 12 - The world is in a perilous position - economically, environmentally and socially, according to a new report. And New Zealand is not exempt. Here, Rick Boven, Catherine Harland and Lillian Grace, the...

Our masters in Europe

Lizzie Chambers.

22 Jun 12 - When it comes to carbon prices, Europe will continue to be New Zealand's master for some time, says carbon analyst and Carbon Match founder Lizzie Chambers.

Antarctic call shonky, says ice-man Morgan

2 Mar 12 - Climate change, not fishing, is the biggest threat to the Southern Ocean, says economist Gareth Morgan.

27 Jan 12  LIfe gets harder for the environment

28 Oct 11  Dodgy ... that's Auckland City investment

5 Aug 11  Is cleantech dead in the water?

29 Jul 11  Perfect storm behind the CER meltdown

15 Jul 11  Honda: How we are doing our bit

3 Jun 11  FORUM: Britain can't do it alone

6 May 11  FORUM: It's time to shut up and pay up

21 Apr 11  We can cut carbon ... so why fudge the figures?

1 Apr 11  FORUM: It's our job to think long term

25 Mar 11  Forum: How Israel watches its water

25 Mar 11  Forum: Why we must focus on the whole environment

21 Jan 11  FORUM: Signs of change

3 Dec 10  Cancun: The electricity isn't there

24 Sep 10  Peak Oil: We've been lying to you

10 Sep 10  FORUM: Can feed-in tariffs let everyone be an energy generator?

30 Jul 10  A nation run by cowards and thieves

2 Jul 10  Money-making Goldman Sachs points way to mass solar

2 Jul 10  FORUM: Half the story

18 Jun 10  Seven days that will forever change the energy game (and your portfolio)

4 Jun 10  FORUM: Federated Farmers on the ETS and more ...

14 May 10  Should we have tax cuts or extend emissions subsidies beyond 95%?

7 May 10  Why the Gulf oil spill doesn't matter

30 Apr 10  Two smart grid companies with IPO implications

16 Apr 10  Three green stocks that could double your money

9 Apr 10  COMMENT: It makes sense to do something

9 Apr 10  Where the real investment action is in off-shore energy

1 Apr 10  Cleantech investment: the numbers

26 Mar 10  The best way to profit from the electric car movement

19 Feb 10  US diddles while China sizzles

5 Feb 10  US cleantech stocks fall despite major market growth

5 Feb 10  Copenhagen - a letter from Gordon Brown

29 Jan 10  Will this senator kill renewables?

22 Jan 10  Come on, Kiwis, let’s ride the green wave

22 Jan 10  An alternative lesson from Copenhagen

4 Dec 09  The truth about climate change making you rich

27 Nov 09  Cleantech bigger money-maker than the internet

27 Nov 09  ETS: What Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says

27 Nov 09  ETS: Forest owners say deal is unjust

27 Nov 09  ETS: Federated Farmers praise handiwork

20 Nov 09  Forum: Taking agriculture forward with the Emissions Trading Scheme

13 Nov 09  FORUM: Britain stands shoulder to shoulder with Maldives on climate change

6 Nov 09  Forum: Why must New Zealand adopt the limitations of the Australian CPRS, asks EITG's Richard Hayes

6 Nov 09  FORUM: Country needs a change of focus

6 Nov 09  Environmental priorities must connect the dots, say Greens

9 Oct 09  COMMENT: Are farmers still denying climate change?

2 Oct 09  OPINION: The ETS and your business

23 Sep 09  FORUM: ETS is farmers' ball and chain

7 Aug 09  FORUM: Nick Smith doesn’t get it

7 Aug 09  FORUM: Chris Bryant, UK Foreign Affairs under-secretary

31 Jul 09  Forum: Cool heads still needed on global warming

24 Jul 09  Forum: Excluding agriculture from ETS neither principled nor smart

29 May 09  Forum: Cooler weather heats up debate

24 Apr 09  Opinion:

10 Mar 09  Forum: M-co chief on electricity review

6 Mar 09  FORUM: In praise of urban forests

27 Feb 09  Business NZ stance may not give Government support it needs on ETS

2 Dec 08  FORUM: Billions in benefits to flow from curing our million sick homes

28 Nov 08  FORUM: May our representatives not make us a laughing stock in Poznan

28 Nov 08  FORUM: How the world will look in 2025

25 Nov 08  FORUM: more wind means more power

21 Nov 08  FORUM: Run cars on green electricity

14 Nov 08  FORUM: O'Reilly on leadership group

31 Oct 08  FORUM: The flawed economics of nuclear power

10 Oct 08  FORUM: Institute of Forestry reply

19 Sep 08  FORUM: Is the door open for a carbon tax?

12 Sep 08  LETTER: Bad news for Ngai Tahu

12 Sep 08  LETTER: Crests' Poutu power project

11 Sep 08  FORUM: Biochar holds many of the answers for climate change

26 Aug 08  FORUM: The Cartarets - report from a sinking world

1 Aug 08  OPINION: Tackling climate change: who should pay?

18 Jul 08  Spending on science and innovation is best for combating climate change

18 Jul 08  Tracking the price of carbon

11 Jul 08  ANALYSIS: The NZIER and friends' poll slip is showing

8 Jul 08  Did the ETS really cause big business to leak?: the Dutch evidence

20 Jun 08  Letter to the editor: 'Carbon dioxide pollution'

17 Jun 08  Environmental sceptics overwhelmingly politicised, says study

10 Jun 08  FORUM: Despite global warming gloom, every cloud has a green lining

10 Jun 08  M-co: story on First Rand Bank-backed launch of NZ trading platform wrong

9 Jun 08  Guilt-free flying with carbon offsets - buyer beware

5 Jun 08  Widely varying figures on new jobs created by renewables

3 Jun 08  FORUM: Dog and Lemon man says electric car owners exposed to power shortage issues

30 May 08  Letter to the Editor: Wairarapa councils' backdoor windfarm ban irks

30 May 08  FORUM: Climate change sceptics call Government scientists "propagandists"

28 May 08  Parker's full speech on climate change effects and impacts assessment

27 May 08  Low-carbon economy – millions of new jobs?

22 May 08  Behind Latin America's Food Crisis

20 May 08  Who pays for climate change?

15 May 08  OPINION: Wind Farms: Powering Future or Destroying Past?

13 May 08  The Business Roundtable writes

12 May 08  Can National really make the tough calls on climate change?

7 May 08  Pandering, polluting, unprincipled – and popular

1 May 08  ANALYSIS: What you are not hearing from the NZIER and heavy emitters

23 Apr 08  ANALYSIS: Potential political fall out from Green’s shock coal policy

18 Apr 08  ANALYSIS: World food problem: Business as usual not an option

8 Apr 08  OPINION: The beginning of the end for coal

8 Apr 08  CARBON NEWS OPINION: How Goff and our food miles fretters are losing the consumer

31 Mar 08  OPINION - Mapp: No reason for local authorities to take over Vector

31 Mar 08  Roger Kerr: Saving the Planet Must Not Cost the Earth

25 Mar 08  Kelpie Wilson: The Rising Price of Coal

19 Mar 08  CARBON NEWS FORUM: BP Chief Executive - Action needed now to smooth transition to low carbon economy

12 Mar 08  Climate Change natural - unstoppable


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