Renewable energy and carbon trading updates

ETS Reforms – Pricing considerations
8 Sep 20

The recent passing of the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act makes a number of reforms to the ETS which are aimed at ensuring it is a more effective tool to help meet NZ's emission reduction targets. Key changes include the introduction of ...

Overview of the changes to the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act
13 Aug 20

On 22 June 2020, the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill received royal asset, introducing updates to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) In pursuit of improving the ETS, the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill (Bill) has received royal asset, amending ...

Proposed changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and Climate Change Response Act 2002
24 Feb 20

An updated version of this article can be found here -    After undertaking reviews of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2015 – 2016, the Government has now acknowledged the current ETS is not being utilised to its full potential. In pursuit ...

Update on Zero Carbon Bill and agricultural emissions
14 Nov 19

The Zero Carbon Bill has been passed with bi-partisan support, while the Government has agreed to work with farmers to reduce emissions outside of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Zero Carbon Bill The Government passed the Zero Carbon Bill last week with near unanimous support. ...

Government taking action on agricultural emissions
19 Jul 19

The Government has released details of its proposals for lowering agricultural emissions and is now seeking your feedback. Reducing agricultural emissions is a key part of the Government’s plans to transition to a low-emission economy and achieve its 2050 targets in the Zero Carbon Bill. ...

Summary of Zero Carbon Bill
10 Jun 19

Column written by Christchurch Partner David Goodman and Solicitor Reuben Adams-Cook, published in the June issue of the Ashburton Guardian Farming feature. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill (Zero Carbon Bill) was released on May 8, 2019 after a longer than anticipated public ...

Government changes agriculture’s place in the Emissions Trading Scheme
20 Dec 12

The Government recently amended the Emissions Trading Scheme to indefinitely postpone the agricultural sector's liability to surrender carbon credits for emissions. Anderson Lloyd Partner Lesley Brook says agriculture's participation in the Emissions Trading Scheme had previously been pushed out until 2015 but now there is ...

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