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NZ could do good carbon deal now, says trader

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

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 do better than emissions target, says Shaw

25 Jan 18 - The new government will not officially increase the country's 2020 emissions reduction target.

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Carbon emissions running wild

22 Jan 18 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions blow-out continues unabashed, with net emissions expected to more than double by 2030, despite international pledges to cut them.

Policies will begin to bite down on the farm

22 Jan 18 - Government policies – including the Emissions Trading Scheme - are expected to start making a dent in New Zealand’s agricultural emissions over the next 12 years.

HUSH-HUSH: Officials want lid on global-market talk

8 Dec 17 - Officials are working on getting New Zealand access to international carbon markets when they develop – but they don’t want their activities made public.

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.


Papers show official eyes on cutting free credits

16 Nov 17 - Government officials have looked at cutting the allocation of free credits to some industrial emitters by between 1 per cent and 3 per cent a year.

Shaw might clear our name over dodgy credits

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

Do it differently to ensure markets do their job

8 Nov 17 - Carbon markets need to do things differently to avoid the mistakes of the Kyoto Protocol, a market watchdog says.

Market forces can go further, faster and cheaper to cut emissions

3 Nov 17 - Government delegations gathering in Bonn for the start of annual UN climate talks on Monday need to ramp up efforts, says the International Emissions Trading Association.

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.

NZ fires first COP23 shots in Fiji today

17 Oct 17 - Acting climate minister Paula Bennett will deliver New Zealand’s opening statement at the pre-COP climate talks in Fiji today.

Plant pines on public land, says Bluegreens chief

Geoff Thompson

4 Oct 17 - The head of the National Party’s Bluegreens policy advisory group says pine trees should be planted on Department of Conservation land to offset New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

E-vehicle policy lacking, say transport officials

28 Sep 17 - A second government department has said New Zealand’s current electric vehicle policy won’t get people out of fossil fuel-driven cars.

WINSTON'S THE WORD: What NZ First leader wants

25 Sep 17 - A party which has vowed to get rid of the Emissions Trading Scheme now holds the balance of power in New Zealand’s Parliament.

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.

Foresters fine, but the ETS has some problems

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Aug 17 - The forestry sector has behaved rationally in response to the Emissions Trading Scheme - but the scheme itself hasn’t always been rational, a new analysis shows.

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.


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