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Wood fuel benefits beg for attention, say backers

Wednesday - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions could be cut by more 640,000 tonnes a year by burning wood instead of coal in boilers in the Otago region alone.

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 Working Group has been told.

OPINION: Ministers have gone deaf

Brian Cox

30 Apr 18 - The Productivity Commission might be talking about big things from the energy sector, but the Government doesn’t seem to want to know, says Bioenergy Association chief executive BRIAN COX.

Government on global hunt for carbon credits

24 Apr 18 - The Government is locating sources of international units that could be used to meet New Zealand’s international climate obligations – but hasn’t decided yet whether to use them.

August date for public to have say on Shaw's ETS

18 Apr 18 - A new review of the Emissions Trading Scheme will be open for public consultation in August.

Minister quiet on talks with big emitters

27 Mar 18 - Climate minister James Shaw is meeting with some of the country’s biggest industrial emitters – but isn’t saying what they’re discussing.

Carbon capture permits a no-go, says Shaw

26 Mar 18 - Climate minister James Shaw says he wants to cut New Zealand’s use of fossil fuels, not give the sector carbon credits.


Oil explorer wants credits for carbon capture

21 Mar 18 - New Zealand’s largest oil and gas exploration company wants carbon credits for capturing and storing emissions from fossil fuel production – and says it’s viable at a carbon price of just $18 a tonne.

Here's a road to zero carbon, say officials

15 Mar 18 - Meeting New Zealand’s Paris Agreement pledge from domestic emissions cuts alone would put the country on a straight line to carbon-neutrality by 2050, officials have told the Government.

Climate commission's job to advise, says Upton

7 Mar 18 - The climate commission should make recommendations on the Emissions Trading Scheme and the number of international credits used to meet New Zealand’s targets, but control should stay firmly in the...

Early days, but Govt is talking to global markets

7 Mar 18 - The Government says it’s not yet formally involved in any moves to link the Emissions Trading Scheme to other markets, but it is talking to them.

Minister aware of risk in delaying price cap rise

6 Mar 18 - The Government knows delaying lifting the carbon price cap could cost taxpayers money, but says it is unlikely to move until next year.

Energy minister to get the word on biofuels

26 Feb 18 - Energy minister Megan Woods today will be told how the country can use biofuels to cut its burgeoning transport emissions.

OPINION: We should adopt the 'easy win' way

Brian Cox

22 Feb 18 - Government officials appear to be putting more effort into working out how to purchase international carbon credits than into reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, says Bioenergy...

NZ could do good carbon deal now, says trader

Nigel Brunel

20 Feb 18 - The Government could hedge against its $10 billion future carbon bill now – with a money-back guarantee, says carbon trader Nigel Brunel.

Officials look for 'best way' global ETS links

19 Feb 18 - Officials are working on linking the Emissions Trading Scheme to schemes in other countries, saying it’s the best way to secure the international carbon units New Zealand will need to meet its 2030...

Billion Trees land approaches 50,000 hectares

Shane Jones

16 Feb 18 - The Government says it is close to securing 50,000 hectares of land for new forests under its Billion Trees programme.

Emitters can keep stashed free carbon credits

9 Feb 18 - Trade-exposed heavy emitters sitting on free NZUs from taxpayers will be able to keep using them - even if they did contribute to New Zealand’s embarrassing “dodgy credits” incident.

We'll soon feel the effects of China's market

8 Feb 18 - China’s new carbon market will have a profound impact on electricity companies, says Standard & Poors.


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