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Papers show official eyes on cutting free credits

Thursday - 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.

EU strikes deal on carbon market reform

13 Nov 17 - European Union negotiators have agreed to a compromise on carbon market reforms, with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at UN climate talks in Bonn.

How Bennett toyed with cross-party climate move

1 Nov 17 - Former climate minister Paula Bennett sought advice on forming a cross-party agreement on climate change.

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 Zealandís Parliament.

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 Zealandís emissions woes, a new report says.

Coalition candidates want to rid us of ETS

Jacinda Ardern

11 Sep 17 - Two of the parties that could be involved in any centre-left coalition after the election want to scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme.


BLACK-OUT: What was ministry advice on Kiwirail?

1 Sep 17 - Heavily redacted documents give little clue what advice the Ministry for the Environment gave the Government on the scrapping of KiwiRail's electric engines.

CLIMATE REPORT: What is the Government hiding?

Sir Geoffrey Palmer

30 Aug 17 - The Governmentís refusal to release a report on the impacts of climate change suggests it might contain something politically damaging, says constitutional law expert and former Prime Minister Sir...

Nation's best tell MPs how to do climate change

Sir Alan Mark

16 Aug 17 - Eminent New Zealanders backed by 60 NGOs will tell MPs today what they should do about climate change.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, weíve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy Ė and itís 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.

Mayors demand English acts on climate change

25 Jul 17 - New Zealandís mayors want a national emissions reduction plan and a stocktake of the likely cost to the country of climate change Ė something Prime Minister Bill English has steadfastly rejected.

Environment officials quiet on new coal mines

24 Jul 17 - The Ministry for the Environment has given the Government no advice on the climate implications of developing 13 new coal mines.

Busy ministry delays work on emissions planning

20 Jul 17 - Planning to cut New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions in line with the countryís Paris Agreement commitments has been delayed because of the Ministry for the Environmentís heavy workload,...

Officials work to cut shocking vehicle emissions

18 Jul 17 - Officials will put a plan to cut New Zealandís appalling transport emissions to the Government before the end of the year.

Net-zero worthy target, says cross-party group

13 Jul 17 - The pan-political Globe climate group says cutting New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 is worth serious discussion.

CLIMATE COST: Disaster damage bill tops $150 million

10 Jul 17 - Climate-related disasters have cost New Zealand more than $150 million this year.

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.


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