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WINSTON'S THE WORD: What NZ First leader wants

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

Furious farmers should get with the programme

Friday - Political protests this week over fart taxes and water charges are at odds with research showing the agricultural sector knows it has to pay for its pollution.

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 Zealand’s emissions woes, a new report says.

United Future backs emissions trading

18 Sep 17 - United Future’s new leader says he supports the Emissions Trading Scheme, the Zero Carbon Act and wants New Zealand to be carbon netural by 2050.

Climate-change baddies doing business in NZ

14 Sep 17 - Companies operating in New Zealand have been named as some of the most obstructive to global action on climate change.

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.

What Morgan would have said ... if he'd had the chance

Gareth Morgan

11 Sep 17 - The refusal by TVNZ to include The Opportunities Party in televised election debates does the public a disservice.


High land prices key blocker to forest planting

7 Sep 17 - New Zealand won’t get more carbon-sequestering forests until land prices fall.

CLIMATE CASE: National happy the way things are

6 Sep 17 - National is taking a business-as-usual approach to climate policy, warning that Labour and the Greens would go too far if they got into government.

What the parties say about climate change

29 Aug 17 - Three-and-a-bit weeks out from the general election, what do we know about the parties’ approach to climate change?

IN THEIR OWN WORDS 2: Renewable energy.

25 Aug 17 - What will the political parties vying to run our country do about renewable energy?

TAXING OR TRADING: Which way should we go?

22 Aug 17 - Is taxing or trading the best way to get New Zealand’s emissions down?

MORGAN MESSAGE: Use ETS profits to fix rental homes

7 Aug 17 - Profits from a rejigged Emissions Trading Scheme would be used to insulate and improve heating in rental housing under a Gareth Morgan-influenced government.

Greens put case for billion-dollar growth fund

17 Jul 17 - A billion-dollar Green Infrastructure Fund and New Zealand at net-zero emissions by 2050 will be priorities for the Green Party in government.

G20 fossil fuel investment threatens Paris targets

5 Jul 17 - G20 countries have stepped up green finance, but their investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the “well below 2 degree” warming limits set in the Paris Agreement will be missed by a wide...

Political uncertainty the enemy of carbon markets

4 Jul 17 - Lack of political certainty is damaging the effectiveness of carbon markets, says new research.

Government keeps lid on Buller mining papers

22 Jun 17 - The Government is refusing to release briefing papers on proposed new coal mines on the Buller Plateau.

COUNTRY CALL: Farmers want ETS and water price

21 Jun 17 - Parts of the agricultural sector are calling for farming to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme and for a price on water.

We must do something, dairy industry agrees

15 Jun 17 - The dairy industry is acknowledging it needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions.


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