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United push for Australia to target emissions in covid recovery

Monday - Australian businesses, unions, investors and environmentalists are joining forces in a call for a covid-19 pandemic economic recovery programme based on energy efficiency.

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.

Big Investors show they're keen on green

5 May 20 - Major investors are backing calls to make the covid-19 economic recovery consistent with cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Fast-track projects get nod from business and greenies

4 May 20 - Plans to fast-track some covid-19 recovery projects through the Resource Management Act are winning approval from business and environmentalists.

Act before public gets angry, warns Z head

Mike Bennetts

17 Apr 20 - The Government has two months to get emissions reductions into covid-19 economic recovery plans before the public starts getting angry and demanding a return to the way things were, says Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts.

Emissions-fighter invites other businesses to follow

John Simmons

16 Apr 20 - A company that imports insulation panels from Europe wants all small businesses to join it in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

ClimCom sees greening bonus from pandemic plans

Rod Carr

14 Apr 20 - The Climate Change Commission is calling on the Government to use its covid-19 recovery plan to kick-start the country’s decarbonisation and says reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme should continue.

Govt: Transport spending must cut emissions

7 Apr 20 - Decisions about transport infrastructure must line up with the Paris Agreement – and that means people living and working in the same area and almost zero emissions from vehicles, the Government says.

ETS reform still a top job, says minister

James Shaw

31 Mar 20 - Reforming the Emissions Trading Scheme remains a priority for the Government, despite disruption caused by the covid-19 pandemic, says climate minister James Shaw.

Emission trading changes will have to wait

26 Mar 20 - Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme are in lockdown along with the rest of the country.

OPINION: Science makes a comeback

26 Mar 20 - By JIM SALINGER | This has been a strange period and I have been reflecting on the uptake of scientific facts and advice with the covid-19 pandemic.

Carbon markets will keep the doors open

25 Mar 20 - New Zealand’s carbon markets will continue trading through the covid-19 pandemic shutdown.

MPs put 1.5 million reasons to stop wasting food

20 Mar 20 - New Zealand could cut 1.5 million tonnes from its annual greenhouse gas emissions if it stopped wasting food, MPs say.

Carbon prices suffer as global economy sweats

19 Mar 20 - The global economic downturn brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic is hitting carbon prices.

Customers made the call, says new carbon operator

18 Mar 20 - The operator of a new carbon-trading platform says it is responding to demand from its customers.

Transpower moves into carbon trading

Quintin Tahau

17 Mar 20 - Transpower is moving into the carbon-trading business.

Super fund dumps big emitters - and fills pockets

Matt Whineray

16 Mar 20 - New Zealand’s national superannuation fund is hundreds of millions of dollars off because it has shed high-carbon investments, says chief executive Matt Whineray.

ClimCom opens doors to carbon-budget ideas

16 Mar 20 - Energy, transport, farming and forestry businesses are the first sectors to put their vision of a carbon-neutral New Zealand to the body charged with developing the country’s carbon budgets.

Gluckman group to tackle the hard stuff

Sir Peter Gluckman

4 Mar 20 - A think-tank being launched in Auckland today could give New Zealand – and the world – the tools it needs to make the hard decisions about climate change, says founder Professor Sir Peter Gluckman.

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