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Tuesday 2 Apr 19 9:00am

Peter Dunne


Ten years ago, Peter Dunne was predicting the Labour and National Parties would reach agreement over the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Dunne, then an MP representing the United Future party, was chairing a select committee review of the recently passed ETS.

A few days earlier, Labour and the Greens had publicly offered to work with the National Government to secure long-lasting climate policy in New Zealand.

Dunne told Carbon News that he was confident there was real will in Parliament to put in place a scheme which both National and Labour could support.


As it turned out, the National Government did a deal with the Maori Party to get through changes to the ETS that Labour did not support.

These included removing the cap on emissions, excluding agricultural emissions from liability, making others liability for only half their emissions and effectively capping carbon prices. | Read the story here
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