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FACE THE FACTS: The Government has done little

Today 10:00am - Two major reports on climate change – one on the likely impacts on New Zealand, the other on ways the country can cut emissions – were released a year ago by the country’s top scientific body, the Royal Society. Energy expert RALPH SIMS, who chaired the report committee, reflects on progress.

Native forests have potential to earn millions

Wednesday - Landowners with 10,000 hectares of native forest could earn $1.5 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Greens want to up carbon price and cut fossil fuels

Gareth Hughes

20 Apr 17 - Higher carbon prices and a ban on new fossil-fuel electricity generation plants are the cornerstones of the Green Party’s plan to get New Zealand to 100 per cent renewable generation by 2030.

We're talking to Korea about carbon market links

18 Apr 17 - Talks to establish links between carbon markets in New Zealand and Korea are under way.

Bennett rules out farming and climate commission

18 Apr 17 - Climate minister Paula Bennett says carbon prices need to go higher, but she won’t be putting a price on agricultural emissions and she doesn’t think New Zealand needs a climate commission.

EDITORIAL: Today is D-day for the climate debate

13 Apr 17 - Today could see one of the most important debates Parliament has ever had – a special session on proposals to make New Zealand carbon-neutral by the second half of the century.

Most industrial emitters meet returns deadline

11 Apr 17 - Most industrial emitters got their 2016 returns in on time.


POWER POSERS: Energy industry worries and waits

7 Apr 17 - Uncertainty over the Government’s plans to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change is keeping New Zealand’s energy executives awake at night, says the World Energy Council.

Carbon price fall springs $100m surprise

7 Apr 17 - A fall in the price of carbon has left the Government with a smaller-than-expected liability on its books.

Politicians go face-to-face with environment facts

6 Apr 17 - The state of New Zealand’s environment is on the agenda for the country’s politicians today.

SIMON UPTON: Credits, caps and cross-party deals

3 Apr 17 - The man likely to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says there might not be enough international carbon credits available to meet New Zealand’s Paris Agreement targets.

Officials have mid-year date with ETS changes

30 Mar 17 - Officials will report to the Government in the middle of the year on the next round of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Farmers join in as landowners return to planting

29 Mar 17 - Landowners are planting forests again – and farmers looking to offset emissions appear to be among them.

NZ and China shake on Asia-Pacific carbon market

Prime Minister Bill English and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

28 Mar 17 - New Zealand and China are to work together on developing an Asia-Pacific carbon market, and will double-team over the way agriculture is treated in international climate negotiations.

Minister hints at cross-party work on climate change

22 Mar 17 - New Zealand has received the strongest indication yet of cross-party agreement on climate change, with climate minister and deputy prime minister Paula Bennett saying she can work with a new...

OECD REPORT: We need price on agricultural emissions

21 Mar 17 - The OECD says New Zealand needs to put a price on greenhouse gases from the agricultural sector.

NZ-China work on links despite carbon tax talk

17 Mar 17 - Work on developing carbon-trading links between New Zealand and China is continuing, despite a report this week that China might go to a carbon tax instead of a national emissions trading scheme.

Morganists want new approach to controls on farming

10 Mar 17 - The Opportunities Party would put a cap on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, get rid of the $25 carbon price cap and free credits for heavy emitters and bring some agricultural emissions into...

ENERGY REPORT: Great ideas but they're not happening

2 Mar 17 - New Zealand’s own scientists’ advice – that the country must move urgently to a low-carbon energy system – has been endorsed by the International Energy Agency, albeit in a sanitised way.


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