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NZ emissions accelerating
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NZ emissions accelerating

New Zealand's emissions of greenhouse gases grew 2.2 per cent in 2012, accelerating from 1.4 per cent in 2011.

Govt confirms 2015 ETS use-by date
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Govt confirms 2015 ETS use-by date

The Govt has confirmed that NZ emitters with obligations under the emissions trading scheme will only be able to use internationally traded Kyoto Protocol emissions units to meet their ETS obligations until May 2015.

Key defends Kyoto decision
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Key defends Kyoto decision

Prime Minister John Key has defended the Government's decision not to sign on for the second stage of the Kyoto Protocol, saying NZ is already playing its part.

ETS changes that will soften impact
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ETS changes that will soften impact

The Government has pushed out the dates and levels at which New Zealand will face higher carbon costs under the emissions trading scheme.