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Key Says Commonwealth Climate Deal Will Cost About $25m A Year

Key Says Commonwealth Climate Deal Will Cost About $25m A Year
Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - New Zealand's commitment to a new Commonwealth fund to help developing countries cope with climate change could be as high as $50 million annually. However, Prime Minister John Key today said it was more likely to be about half of that.

Carbon Emissions Still Going Up, Just Not As Fast Under The ETS

Carbon Emissions Still Going Up, Just Not As Fast Under The ETS
Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Ministry for the Environment officials say greenhouse gas emissions under the Government's new emissions trading scheme (ETS) will continue rising -- though a little slower than if there were no ETS in place.

Emissions Trading Scheme Passed Into Law On 63-58 Vote

Emissions Trading Scheme Passed Into Law On 63-58 Vote
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - The Government's emissions trading scheme was passed into law today after months of controversy and two days of debate under urgency in Parliament.

Govt Will Put Parliament Into Urgency To Pass ETS Bill

Govt Will Put Parliament Into Urgency To Pass ETS Bill
Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - Parliament faces a marathon debate under urgency this week as the Government rams through its emissions trading scheme bill against fierce opposition from Labour.

Deal Seals Emissions Trading Scheme In Place For 2010

Deal Seals Emissions Trading Scheme In Place For 2010
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - After years of debate New Zealand is set to have a working emissions trading scheme (ETS) in 2010.

Peter Wilson: Narrow Majority For An Important Bill

Peter Wilson: Narrow Majority For An Important Bill
On Tuesday this week, if the Government gets what it wants, the bill that sets up a modified emissions trading scheme (ETS) will be back in Parliament under urgency.

ACT Offer Support For A Six Month ETS Delay

ACT Offer Support For A Six Month ETS Delay
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - ACT would support a six-month delay of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) so any deal could be scrutinised by a select committee before passing into law.

PM Says ETS Decision Likely Today

PM Says ETS Decision Likely Today
Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says a government deal with the Maori Party for support of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) is likely to be announced today.

ETS Deal Close But Not Yet Finalised Says Govt

ETS Deal Close But Not Yet Finalised Says Govt
Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - Reports the Maori Party and National have concluded a deal over emissions trading scheme (ETS) legislation are exaggerated, says Climate Change Minister Nick Smith.

Govt Hopes To Strike ETS Deal Early Next Week

Govt Hopes To Strike ETS Deal Early Next Week
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - The Government is still negotiating with the Maori Party over legislation setting up an emissions trading scheme and hopes to strike a deal by early next week. If it succeeds, Parliament is likely to be put into urgency to pass the bill.

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