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Brian Cox

OPINION: We should adopt the 'easy win' way

Thursday - 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 Association chief executive Brian Cox.

NZ could do good carbon deal now, says trader

Nigel Brunel

Tuesday - 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 emissions reduction target.

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.

Maori landowners oppose delay in ETS changes

2 Feb 18 - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme are needed now, not at the end of next year, if the Government wants Maori land owners to plant carbon-sequestering forests, says a specialist in climate change and Maori development.


'It’s good to hear a government finally talking sense'

Chris Karamea Insley

2 Feb 18 - What kind of reception is climate minister James Shaw likely to be getting from the Iwi Leaders Group as they meet at Waitangi today?

Australian firms strike first forest credits deal

2 Feb 18 - Australian companies have struck the first long-term deal in that country to sell carbon credits generated from plantation forestry.

Landowners keep credits under Billion Trees plan

31 Jan 18 - Landowners will keep the carbon credits and liability under proposed new production forestry joint ventures with the Government as part of its One Billion Trees programme.

One-for-two subsidy enters its dying days

22 Jan 18 - New Zealand’s one-for-two carbon subsidy is almost gone.

Carbon breaks through $20 mark

7 Dec 17 - New Zealand carbon is selling for more than $20 a tonne for the first time since March 2011 – and it’s expected to go higher.

SHAW THING: Business needs to get into gear

4 Dec 17 - New climate minister James Shaw has a clear message for business: get your house in order because New Zealand is decarbonising ... fast.

Broker backs hedging with European units

20 Nov 17 - Entities with future carbon liabilities should be thinking about hedging with European units – and that includes the country itself, says a leading carbon broker.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

14 Nov 17 - New Zealand might yet come good on the issue of dodgy carbon credits.

Get behind Zero Carbon Act, Morgan tells Nats

8 Nov 17 - The National Party should offer cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Act, providing the country with stable climate-change policy, says Gareth Morgan’s The Opportunities Party.

5 things MFAT wants you to know about COP23

6 Nov 17 - INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS to put meat on the bones of the Paris Agreement start in Bonn today, with Fiji in the presidency.

Emissions failure will hurt NZ farmers, warns Fonterra

31 Oct 17 - A global failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the world’s largest milk-processor is warning.

Emissions register ready to take on water trading

18 Oct 17 - New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Register is ready to trade in other “environmental commodities” such as water.


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