Climate change

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:

ETS Rules Prejudge Level of Corporate Welfare Required

Eight of the companies set to qualify for corporate welfare under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are together likely to receive $1.4 billion or more over the next decade. These …
24 June 2008|Topics: ,

Consumers Pay Over $1 Billion of Major Emitters’ Power Bills

Major industrial emitters are to receive well over a billion dollars in subsidies from ordinary consumers for power they buy over the next ten years. Under the new rules proposed …
18 June 2008|Topics: ,

Corporate Welfare Under the ETS

This briefing provides indicative estimates of the subsidies that were to be payable to eight major industrial emitters under the proposed rules for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) proposed …
18 June 2008|Topics: ,

The Coming Carbon Crunch

Some time next year, New Zealand’s international negotiators will have to settle on a new emissions reduction target – one to apply after the Kyoto Protocol’s first period ends …
31 May 2008|Topics:

ETS Change Puts Major Pressure on New Carbon Currency

The new carbon currency proposed under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is likely to come under major pressure as a result of the two-year delay on charges to apply …
8 May 2008|Topics: , ,

Households and SMEs Pay 90% of Emissions-related Charges

The proposed rules for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will involve huge transfers of wealth but make very little difference to New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in the next …
30 April 2008|Topics: ,

The Carbon Challenge

The proposed rules for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will involve huge transfers of wealth but make very little difference to New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions in the next …
30 April 2008|Topics: ,

It’s Official: Agriculture Can Make Major Emissions Reductions

An expert report commissioned by MAF has confirmed what agricultural leaders have been at pains to avoid acknowledging. The agriculture sector can nearly halve its growth in greenhouse gas …