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Business welcomes action to hurry consents

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 3:03 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development welcomes Government moves to provide discounts to applicants whose councils are slow to process resource consents. More >>

Landlords agree depreciation tax break should end

Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 2:29 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Landlords appear to agree depreciation allowances on rental homes which are not depreciating should end, according to a new nationwide poll. More >>

Progress was made in Copenhagen

Monday, 21 December 2009, 10:49 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The outline of a climate change agreement in Copenhagen should be welcomed for what it has achieved, according to New Zealand business leaders. More >>

Business calls for transparent subsidy numbers

Friday, 16 October 2009, 9:10 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Providing extra subsidies to major greenhouse gas emitters up until 2050 could add $3.5 billion to Government debt in today’s dollars, lifting it to 8% of gross domestic product, business leaders told a Parliamentary select committee this afternoon. More >>

Kiwis split over paying any new recycling tax

Monday, 12 October 2009, 10:58 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealanders are almost evenly split over paying 10c an item extra at shops to recycle packaging. New waste minimisation law allows for compulsory recycling schemes. Implementing one for containers is estimated to cost at least 10 cents per item, ... More >>

Kiwis split over paying any new recycling tax

Monday, 12 October 2009, 10:28 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealanders are almost evenly split over paying 10c an item extra at shops to recycle packaging. More >>

NZ needs to move to post-recession clean economy

Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 3:11 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealand risks being left behind the global growth of a clean economy because of its reluctance to embrace users-pays for the environment. More >>

New survey: huge demand for warmer home grants

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 4:17 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Some 28%, or about 280,000 home owners, may apply for new Government insulation grants. Of these, about 106,000 intend applying in the next 12 months. This could push demand well beyond the four-year target of insulating and improving heating in 180,000 homes ... More >>

Proposed ETS deal disappointing, costly, uncertain

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 11:14 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development says the arrangements which will go to a select committee with Maori Party backing mean emissions are likely to increase and cost taxpayers a lot more than under the current law. More >>

ETS review leaves most major issues up in the air

Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 1:29 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The report of the select committee which reviewed the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is a disappointment which still leaves the country with no broad cross-party agreement on climate change policy to provide investment certainty. More >>

Disappointing ETS review - major issues in air

Tuesday, 1 September 2009, 9:20 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The report of the select committee which reviewed the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is a disappointment which still leaves the country with no broad cross-party agreement on climate change policy to provide investment certainty. More >>

Move to keep cleaning up diesel fleet welcome

Friday, 28 August 2009, 3:28 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Government’s decision to stay with the current timetable to clean up the country’s used diesel vehicle fleet is being welcomed by business leaders. They say a selective “cash for clunkers” scheme here could also accelerate cleaning up the nation’s ... More >>

Public says no to copying key parts of Aus ETS

Friday, 28 August 2009, 11:53 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The public – and specially senior business decision makers – do not want to copy key parts of Australia’s emissions trading policy. A nationwide survey this week finds New Zealanders do not want the Australian policy to cap the price of emissions ... More >>

Minister for broad political sign up to emissions

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 5:00 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Minister for Climate Changes Issues has told business leaders he hopes for a settled emissions trading scheme attracting broad political sign up. Hon Dr Nick Smith, also Environment Minister, says New Zealand has not been served well by policy ... More >>

Minister hopes for broad political sign up to ETS

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 4:56 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Minister for Climate Changes Issues has told business leaders he hopes for a settled emissions trading scheme attracting broad political sign up. Hon Dr Nick Smith, also Environment Minister, says New Zealand has not been served well by policy ... More >>

Govt can save enough for another round of tax cuts

Monday, 17 August 2009, 4:40 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

A new report being published tomorrow shows how the Government can save enough each year to fund another round of tax cuts by altering the way its buys goods and services. More >>

Emissions target will have to rise later

Monday, 10 August 2009, 5:20 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development says the Government's opening offer to reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions by 10 to 20% by 2020 will need to be improved during coming international negotiations. More >>

Emissions: farmers want out, NZ wants them in

Monday, 10 August 2009, 11:15 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Nearly nine out of 10 farm owners and managers want to stay out of the emissions trading scheme. Some 25% of New Zealanders agree with them. However, 47% want them in the scheme, including 67% of farm workers. More >>

Emissions trading: Farmer And The General Public

Monday, 10 August 2009, 10:44 am | Business Council for Sustainable Development

Nearly nine out of 10 farm owners and managers want to stay out of the emissions trading scheme. Some 25% of New Zealanders agree with them. However, 47% want them in the scheme, including 67% of farm workers. More >>

NZ businesses win Sustainability Reporting Awards

Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 4:57 pm | Business Council for Sustainable Development

WaterCare Services has been honoured for the sixth year running at the annual trans Tasman sustainable reporting awards presented in Auckland. WaterCare won the Best Report in the Water Sector award in recognition of its continual leadership in reporting ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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