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Snail Like Progress On Government Vehicle Emissions Targets

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 4:04 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on June 2, 2020. The latest data on the Government’s attempts to reduce the emissions of its transport fleet show no discernible progress. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s data on reducing ... More >>

Questions Over Whether Electricity Retailers Absorbed Lines Charges By Increasing Power Prices

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 3:52 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on June 2, 2020. Following Energy and Environment’s story last week about how the rise in the energy component of retail bills had neutralised line charge decreases, the Electricity Networks Association ... More >>

Sage Says Changes To Wildlife Act Will Have To Wait On Wai 262 Decisions

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 3:45 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on June 18, 2020. The Government will not be reforming the Wildlife Act until it has finalised an “integrated approach to the Wai 262 recommendations”, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says. The so-called ... More >>

Carbon Prices Hit Record High As Shaw Warns About Them Going Lower

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 11:50 am | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on June 11, 2020. Carbon markets hit record highs in NZ this week with those interested in the trade trying to figure out what will happen with NZ unit prices in light of changes the Emissions Trading Scheme ... More >>

Farm Profits To Fall But Benefits Worth It Says Water Quality Analysis

Sunday, 14 June 2020, 3:34 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on June 4, 2020. Farm profits will reduce by $133m a year and council costs would increase by $135m annually due to the changes to freshwater quality and management standards announced last week. However, the ... More >>

ETS Given Some Teeth, But Overseas Credits And Other Measures Still Needed

Sunday, 14 June 2020, 3:29 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on June 4, 2020. After five years of work the Government has tightened up the Emissions Trading Scheme with a cap on emissions within the ETS, the creation of a provisional emissions budget and moves to lift ... More >>

Budget 2020: Big Numbers, But A Lack Of Detail

Sunday, 17 May 2020, 1:33 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

  First published in Energy and Environment on May 15, 2020. Budget 20202 is full of big numbers to deal with a major health and economic crisis, however it is also lacking in detail. In terms of energy and environment policy the centre piece ... More >>

RMA Bill Reported Back With A Focus On Climate Change

Sunday, 12 April 2020, 4:29 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Resource Management Amendment Bill has been reported back from select committee with a number of changes including emphasising the ability of councils to take into account climate change policy. Despite the wheels of government being significantly ... More >>

Judge Leaves Door Open On Climate Change Case… Just

Sunday, 15 March 2020, 2:58 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on March 12, 2020. A High Court judge has left the door open for a new tort law making corporates responsible for their greenhouse gas emissions, but indicated it would be a difficult argument to make ... More >>

Govt Vehicle Fleet Emissions Heading In Wrong Direction

Sunday, 23 February 2020, 2:00 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on February 13, 2020. The latest data shows the Government’s attempts to electrify its vehicle fleet and cut its emissions are not making much ground. While the average emissions per vehicle have dropped ... More >>

PCE Simon Upton Argues NZU Free Allocation Is A Sham

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 3:53 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Parliament’s Environment Committee resumed sitting this week hearing submissions on the Resource Management Amendment Bill and the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill. More >>

Election Timing Has Implications For Legislative Timetable For Energy and Environment Sector

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 3:47 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The setting of election day as September 19 will mean there is a constrained period of time for the Government to progress its legislative agenda with some particular implications for the energy and environment sector. More >>

Renewable energy policy paper proposes crackdown on coal use

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 1:11 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency discussion document explores possible options to address barriers to reducing energy-related emissions and improve energy efficiency. More >>

Policy papers late release underlines 2020 will be busy

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 1:07 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The energy and environment sector is still coming to terms with voluminous discussion documents released by the Government in December as it wrapped up the political year. More >>

Treasury relaxed over potential Tiwai smelter closure

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 1:27 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Treasury’s advice to ministers on the potential closure of the Tiwai aluminium smelter is relatively upbeat about the benefits and says closure will have a relatively low economic impact with no significant policy response necessary. More >>

Increasing vegetative cover across all land

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 2:13 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity will require councils to have targets for increased vegetative cover in their regions. More >>

Support for RMA Bill, but concerns about workload

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 2:11 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Submissions on the Resources Management Amendment Bill are generally supportive, though many express concerns about the time frame and resourcing of the accelerated freshwater proposals. More >>

Moving minerals law away from promotion

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 1:40 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The review of the Crown Minerals Act has been released and as expected focuses on changing the purpose of the law away from the promotion of mining. More >>

Govt sets mandate for climate change negotiations

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 1:37 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Government has released its negotiating mandate ministers will be taking to the UNFCCC COP meeting in Madrid next week. More >>

Shaw pushed for early inclusion of agriculture and lost

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 3:48 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Climate Change Minister James Shaw was pushing ministerial colleagues into the earlier inclusion of agriculture’s biological methane issues, but lost the debate at a Cabinet committee meeting. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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