Climate change

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 …

Agriculture Can Meet its Share of Kyoto Target at a Profit

The agriculture sector can meet its share of the nation’s Kyoto emissions reduction target at a profit. As livestock farming accounts for 49% of New Zealand’s emissions, such cuts would …

A Convenient Untruth

The agriculture sector can meet its share of the nation’s Kyoto emissions reduction target at a profit. As livestock farming accounts for 49% of New Zealand’s emissions, such cuts would …

Heat Treatment

New Zealand’s climate change policy was built upon major mis-estimates and stray projections of the nation’s position under the Kyoto Protocol – worth well over a billion dollars. Their initial …
24 March 2007|Topics: