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WINSTON'S THE WORD: What NZ First leader wants

Monday - A party which has vowed to get rid of the Emissions Trading Scheme now holds the balance of power in New Zealand’s Parliament.

First step is cut domestic emissions, says report

Wednesday - New Zealand could meet a large chunk of its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target through cuts in emissions at home, a new report says.

TAX OR TRADE?: It doesn't make much difference

Catherine Leining

19 Sep 17 - Ditching the Emissions Trading Scheme in favour of a carbon tax will not solve New Zealand’s emissions woes, a new report says.

What the parties say about climate change

29 Aug 17 - Three-and-a-bit weeks out from the general election, what do we know about the parties’ approach to climate change?

Researchers to probe rich options for Maori land

23 Aug 17 - Rising carbon prices mean carbon farming, backed by manuka honey production, is becoming a viable use of Maori land, says the head of a Ruatoria charitable company.

FREE CREDITS: And the winner is NZ Steel

15 Aug 17 - New Zealand Steel is once again the big winner in the Government’s allocation of free carbon credits to industrial emitters.

GASES ARE GO: Our emissions on the rise again

11 Aug 17 - New Zealand’s reported greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again, new figures show.


PICKY PROBLEM: What makes a carbon forest?

3 Aug 17 - The regeneration of vast areas of carbon-storing native forests is being hampered by “pickiness” over the definition of carbon forests.

ETS changes of little help, say foresters

James Treadwell

1 Aug 17 - The Government’s latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will do nothing to get more trees in the ground, the forestry sector says.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, we’ve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy – and it’s Winston Peters.

We need expert climate advice, says commissioner

Dr Jan Wright

27 Jul 17 - New Zealand should adopt a UK-style Climate Change Commission and all political parties should support it, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

ETS CHANGES: Good news and bad news

27 Jul 17 - The latest changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have met with mixed reactions.

Govt acts on auctioning and international units

26 Jul 17 - The $25 price cap is staying for now, but the importation of international units will be restricted when the New Zealand carbon market opens to the world again, the Government has just announced.

Greens put case for billion-dollar growth fund

17 Jul 17 - A billion-dollar Green Infrastructure Fund and New Zealand at net-zero emissions by 2050 will be priorities for the Green Party in government.

THE COUNT: James Shaw takes Greens into the lead

17 Jul 17 - It’s runs on the board this week for two leaders in The Count, our weekly tally of public statements about climate change by party leaders in the lead-up to the general election.

Wood-for-coal switch would save us millions

14 Jul 17 - Using wood instead of coal to provide industrial heat would cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by 460,000 tonnes and save more than $11 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Ministers get the word on ETS changes

5 Jul 17 - Official advice on changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme has made its way from officials to ministers.

What biofutures need is America's Cup energy

Brian Cox

13 Jun 17 - New Zealand could have a thriving biofutures industry, producing clean products from waste and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, if it put as much effort into addressing climate change as it puts...

EDITORIAL: What this $14 billion figure is all about

25 May 17 - The $14.2 billion being bandied about this week as the cost of ­­­New Zealand's Paris Agreement pledge is not solely attributable to the purchase of international carbon credits.


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