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ETS arguments continue to the bitter end

ETS arguments continue to the bitter end
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - On the eve of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) coming largely into effect Climate Change Minister Nick Smith was still squaring up to opposition and facing calls for the scheme to be reviewed or delayed.

Peter Wilson: Climate Change Threatens Politicians As Well As The Planet

Climate change policy can create endangered species, as Kevin Rudd found out.

Governments worldwide have grappled with various responses to greenhouse gas emissions and Australia's version of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) wasn't much different to ours.

Commercial practices of power companies queried

Commercial practices of power companies queried
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The commercial practices of energy generators were put under the microscope at a commerce select committee meeting in Parliament today.

ETS price rises won't affect medium term inflation, bank says

ETS price rises won't affect medium term inflation, bank says
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The Reserve Bank has told the Government it won't take account of an inflation spike caused by the emissions trading scheme.

ACT's emissions figures misleading, says Smith

ACT's emissions figures misleading, says Smith
Wellington, May 16 NZPA - The ACT Party's claims about rising costs in the agriculture sector from 2013 under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) are misleading, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today.

Energy companies under scrutiny with ETS

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, May 26 NZPA - More questions were raised today over whether the pending implementation of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is being used to the financial benefit of energy companies.

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government is keeping an open mind about future inclusion of agriculture in its emissions trading scheme (ETS), Agriculture Minister David Carter says.

ETS will be "greenicide" farmers tell Australia

ETS will be "greenicide" farmers tell Australia
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - New Zealand's first steps into an emissions trading scheme (ETS) on July 1 will start a "lonely, delusional and badly-timed odyssey" that will cost the country dearly, Federated Farmers says.

Cabinet members, govt MPs want ETS defered -- ACT MP

Cabinet members, govt MPs want ETS defered -- ACT MP
Wellington, May 2 NZPA - National Party backbenchers and senior government ministers want to defer the emissions trading scheme (ETS) after Australia sidelined its own scheme, ACT MP John Boscawen says. The New Zealand scheme was scheduled to begin on July 1.

Crime could be the result of tobacco price hikes - industry

Crime could be the result of tobacco price hikes - industry
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - The overnight increase in the price of cigarettes could prompt a surge in dairy robberies, a tobacco company has warned.

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