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
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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
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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
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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 
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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12 Apr 18, 7:07am
PM Jacinda Ardern announces the Government will not grant any more offshore oil and gas exploration permits
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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’?
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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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