Climate change

Loopholes Negate Copenhagen Pledges for Emission Reductions

Rather than a cut on 1990 level emissions, current pledges by developed countries are likely to result in a net increase on this baseline once “loopholes” are taken into …
21 December 2009|Topics: ,

Overrated: New Zealand’s Emissions Reduction Target for 2020

UPDATE: A few days after publication of the Council’s briefing, one of the independent analytical teams (EcoFys, Climate Analytics and the European Climate Foundation) re-rated New Zealand’s …
15 December 2009|Topics: , ,

ETS Changes Put 84% of Kyoto Bill to Future Taxpayers

Proposed changes to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) would result in 84% or more of the nation’s multi-billion dollar Kyoto liability being put on to future taxpayers. Today’s polluters …
12 November 2009|Topics: , ,

State Coal to Mine New State Subsidies

The state owned coal miner, Solid Energy, would be entitled to a subsidy on the cost of emissions from its proposed lignite to urea plant worth tens of millions …
28 September 2009|Topics:

Making Our Children Pay for Polluter Subsidies

Putting most of the Kyoto bill on the credit card is the Government’s plan. Its announcement proposing changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) did not begin to spell this …
23 September 2009|Topics: ,

Agricultural Emissions Can Be Cut 13% – At a Profit Today

A report completed for MAF dispels the convenient untruth that pastoral farmers have no cost-effective options to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Over 13% of the nation’s agricultural emissions can …

Australia’s Indefensible Climate Change Targets

The Australian Government proposes an unconditional target of reducing 2000 year net emissions by 5%, and would make a 15% cut if other developed nations make similar commitments. These …
20 March 2009|Topics:

ETS: Bill to a Future Generation

Proposed changes to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) would result in 84% or more of the nation’s multi-billion dollar Kyoto liability being put on to future taxpayers. Today’s polluters …
12 February 2009|Topics: ,

A Climate For Protection Money

The plan to put a price on carbon emissions needs to change or it will require ordinary consumers to pay for protection of farmers’ capital gains and fail to …
23 July 2008|Topics: