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WINSTON'S THE WORD: What NZ First leader wants

Today 10:00am - 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.

OPINION: Adaption versus mitigation

20 Jun 17 - Adaptation is about survival. Mitigation is about finding and implementing solutions to prevent the need to go into survival mode, says DR ANN SMITH chief executive of Enviro-Mark Solutions

How KiwiRail decision bites into e-car benefits

19 Jun 17 - The climate benefits of half New Zealand’s electric car fleet will be wiped out by the scrapping of electric train engines in favour of diesels, says an international sustainable energy expert.

Drought brings drop in greenhouse gas emissions

26 May 17 - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly in 2015 - but only because a drought forced dairy farmers to cut production.


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.

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...

Aviation industry acts to reduce aircraft emissions

7 Mar 17 - The aviation industry is the first sector to introduce a global design standard on emissions.

America’s ‘hidden subsidies’ worth $170b a year

6 Mar 17 - Donald Trump wants to restrict or even abolish the US Environmental Protection Agency. In particular, he is proposing to dramatically limit the federal agency’s power to regulate carbon dioxide...

Liquid hydrogen could fuel future air travel

1 Mar 17 - Liquid hydrogen might be the solution to the thorny problem of sustainable air travel.

Europe takes tough line on shipping emissions

27 Feb 17 - The European Parliament has lost patience with shipping industry inaction over climate change and has outlined plans to include vessels in its Emissions Trading System.

EDITORIAL: Numbers show the game is up

13 Feb 17 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT | Try these numbers: Humans are causing the climate to change at 170 times the natural rate. Our “carbon budget” to keep warming below 1.5deg will be used up in five years....

Include farming in ETS, says former climate envoy

3 Feb 17 - Our former climate ambassador says that agriculture should be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme – even if it is treated differently.

Earthquake delays emissions inventory

14 Dec 16 - Last month’s 7.8 earthquake will delay the publication of New Zealand’s next Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

NZ goes shopping for Paris pact carbon credits

Kay Harrison

25 Nov 16 - New Zealand has started talking to countries about supplying carbon credits to help to meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction pledge.

Forget Trump, global climate action is on the move

Mark Sinclair

24 Nov 16 - International momentum for action on climate change is building, despite the United States electing Donald Trump president, says New Zealand’s climate change ambassador.


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