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Ten years ago ...

Tuesday - Ten years ago, the country’s largest locally owned energy company was calling for the Emissions Trading Scheme to be put on hold and replaced with a carbon tax in the interim.

Growing number of carbon schemes cover emissions

13 Mar 19 - Nearly 14 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions will be subject to a carbon price this year, World Bank figures show.

Ten years ago ...

11 Mar 19 - Ten years ago, forest owners were calling for certainty over carbon pricing amid calls to replace the Emissions Trading Scheme with a carbon tax.

Ten years ago ...

27 Feb 19 - Ten years ago, Business New Zealand was considering asking the Government to delay the Emissions Trading Scheme and put a carbon tax in place in the interim.

Cullen report backs more environmental taxes

Sir Michael Cullen

21 Feb 19 - Greater environmental taxes and strengthening of the Emissions Trading Scheme are on the way if the Government adopts recommendations from its Tax Working Group.

What state farmer said about green taxes

10 Dec 18 - New Zealand’s largest farmer, State-owned Pamu, has triggered outrage in some circles by telling the Government’s Tax Working Group that it supports some environmental taxes.

Blockchain takes politics out of carbon play

15 Nov 18 - Businesses will soon be able to price and trade carbon without the help of governments by using blockchain technology, says a social enterprise about to launch a new carbon platform.


ETS farming delay could be costly, says EY

2 Oct 18 - Postponing bringing agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme risks exposing New Zealand’s economy to a shock, says one of the world’s largest accounting firms.

Ministry likes look of targeted green taxes

26 Sep 18 - The Ministry for the Environment says it likes environmental taxes – especially for dealing with climate change and water problems.

Farmers say no to environmental taxes

24 Sep 18 - Farmers are overwhelmingly opposed to environmental taxes – unless the revenue comes to them.

Getting rid of free credits worth $2b, says TWG

21 Sep 18 - Ditching free carbon credits for trade-exposed heavy emitters could generate $2.1 billion a year in revenue, the Tax Working Group says.

PRODCOM 2: Market needs special treatment

4 Sep 18 - The carbon market should be managed by a special authority, the Productivity Commission says.

Carbon trading support sits at 50%, says survey

23 Aug 18 - Half of New Zealanders support carbon trading as a way of cutting the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, a survey shows.

Bridges ignores climate change in party address

30 Jul 18 - National Party leader Simon Bridges is promising to have “the best ideas” on the environment.

Don't bet on the future of our cars being electric

27 Jun 18 - The future of low-emissions transport is not necessarily electric, car makers are telling the Government.

OPINION: Let's charge the high-emitting vehicles

Alastair Davis

27 Jun 18 - By Toyota NZ chief executive ALASTAIR DAVIS | The Productivity Commission’s draft on the move to a low-carbon emission economy through a Zero Carbon Act is a sound report on what lies ahead.

History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

18 Jun 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

Tax system must go green, says enviro group

17 May 18 - Another organisation is telling the Government to shift the tax burden from the production of private wealth to the consumption of public wealth, aka the environment.

Use taxes for a better world, says thinktank

14 May 18 - Taxes should be aiming at keeping human activity within the planet’s physical capacity – and that means carbon prices that deliver fast, deep and sustained emissions reductions, the Government’s Tax...


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