Climate change

18 May 18, 8:56am
Despite expectations of an environmental and biosecurity reset, Budget 2018 was a boring-as-usual effort offering little new direction for the rural community
11 May 18, 1:44pm
Central govt asks Productivity Commission to probe local govt funding; acknowledges some of the councils facing the biggest cost increases have shrinking rating bases
8 May 18, 12:30pm
Keith Woodford explains why methane and carbon dioxide need separate accounting systems rather than being lumped together in a single emissions trading scheme
5 May 18, 9:24am
Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods talks up NZ's comparative advantage producing renewable energy, but can't say how quickly its production can be scaled up 
3 May 18, 12:26pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces the ‘tripartite Future Work Forum’ with a goal to prepare NZ for the ‘rapidly changing nature of work’
2 May 18, 10:14am
Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods takes up challenge to provide more detail on what the Government's plan to transition away from oil and gas looks like
1 May 18, 8:39am
Guy Trafford points out that taxing farming carbon output will just reduce or close local production, with urban food then sourced overseas. First-mover actions will be an own-goal
27 Apr 18, 1:00am
Productivity Commission calls for drastic carbon price increases, the inclusion of agriculture in the ETS, huge land-use changes, and rebates for clean vehicle imports
19 Apr 18, 3:12pm
Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr echos 'success is failure' sentiment of his British counterpart, warning a rapid transition away from fossil fuels could cause shocks to the financial system
18 Apr 18, 11:30am
A more activist approach to climate change drawing in agriculture will produce some winners in the sector, but as the only country proposing GHG liabilities for livestock, change is coming
12 Apr 18, 3:18pm
Jenée Tibshraeny takes aim at the Government for looking beyond the local, as it eyes the global, by banning new offshore oil and gas exploration
12 Apr 18, 12:30pm
PM Ardern says government giving oil and gas sector years of notice on move away from fossil fuels to avoid harsh Rogernomics-type impact on economy
12 Apr 18, 7:07am
PM Jacinda Ardern announces the Government will not grant any more offshore oil and gas exploration permits
6 Apr 18, 8:01am
Westpac's Karen Silk argues New Zealand's government and businesses, including the agriculture sector, stand to benefit from being proactive rather than reactive when dealing with climate change
29 Mar 18, 10:18am
Jenée Tibshraeny uses data to illustrate what the oil and gas industry looks like, to inform the discussion around where NZ might be left if it was phased out
16 Mar 18, 11:57am
Nirmal Nair on bitcoin & power usage, cybersecurity threats to electricity grid resilience, NZ's tree planting, the Census, RD&D, microchipping employees, Dilbert & more
9 Mar 18, 7:33am
Tax Working Group chairman Michael Cullen is signalling environmental taxes are on the agenda. EY’s David Snell welcomes this and says it could be a way to change people's behaviour
7 Mar 18, 1:03pm
Having forked out $240m for damage caused by extreme weather events in the last year, insurers call for the establishment of a central agency to oversee a plan to adapt to the impacts of climate change; LGNZ on a similar page
28 Feb 18, 7:30am
National leader Simon Bridges says his party will be placing an emphasis on environmental policies and has suggested he could work with the Greens – are we seeing the early stages of a ‘teal deal’?
8 Feb 18, 11:45am
Peter Dunne argues the tax system should be reformed with a focus on mitigating the adverse impact human beings have on the natural environment


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