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Cities critical to climate, Wellington tells Govt

Tuesday - One of the country's largest local authorities says the Government 's plans for urban development are at odds with its programme for combatting climate change.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, the head of one of Australia’s biggest power companies said coal was back in town after the country’s plans for an emissions trading scheme were spiked.

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Tuesday - The Climate Action Tracker international climate science coalition holds an online summit today on achieving net-zero emissions energy systems.

Muller's got 'very strong views' on cutting carbon

Todd Muller

Monday - New National Party leader Todd Muller says the drive toward a low-emissions economy should continue despite the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on the economy.

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Monday - Ten years ago, economist Professor Ross Garnaut was calling for a carbon tax to be imposed in Australia after plans to introduce an emissions trading scheme he designed were defeated in the Senate and dumped.

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Monday - Horizons Regional Council is expected to approve its 2020/21 annual plan today, with $175,000 going to assessing the region’s vulnerability to climate change.

Government goes for silence on ETS

Photo Credit: The Spinoff

19 May 20 - The Government will make no announcements about changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme until after surrender date on May 31.


Rising prices push up free-credits cost

15 May 20 - Rising carbon prices are pushing up the on-going cost of giving free carbon credits to emitters.

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14 May 20 - The Government's plans for urban development are at odds with its programme for dealing with climate change, says Greater Wellington Regional Council.

ETS faces biggest overhaul in 10 years

5 May 20 - The biggest overhaul of the Emissions Trading Scheme since it was gutted in 2010 is back before Parliament.

RMA welcomes back greenhouse gas emissions

30 Apr 20 - Greenhouse gas emissions are set to come back into the Resource Management Act, making it compulsory for councils to consider climate change in granting resource consents.

Govt cans changes to electricity factor

28 Apr 20 - The Government is shelving plans to review the way electricity costs are calculated in deciding how many free carbon credits should be given to industry.

Free credits could be lifeline for Marsden refinery

24 Apr 20 - Free carbon credits could be worth $18 million a year for the Marsden Point oil refinery and in some years be the difference between profit and loss, Treasury says.

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23 Apr 20 - Parliament’s Environment Select Committee discusses changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme today.

Refinery could get windfall carbon credits

22 Apr 20 - Bringing the Marsden Point oil refinery into the Emissions Trading Scheme could cost taxpayers money, Cabinet has been told.

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22 Apr 20 - Today is Earth Day – and the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement.

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21 Apr 20 - Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

POLITICS: Shaw tells business to speak up

17 Apr 20 - Climate minister James Shaw says businesses wanting the covid-19 pandemic economic recovery to be a low-carbon transformation need to lobby Cabinet ministers now.

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16 Apr 20 - Submissions on the Government’s plans to regulate the fuel market close on April 25, on the draft transport policy statement on April 27 and on the draft rail plan on May 11.


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