Energy

Climate change: some bans banned as energy policy evolves

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 17 May 2022

Climate change: some bans banned as energy policy evolves
Talk of a ban on new gas connections has stopped. (Image: Depositphotos)
Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 17 May 2022
The Emissions Reduction Plan shows an evolution in the government's thinking around energy policy, with talk around some bans dropped and a shift in focus.The Climate Change Commission floated the idea of banning new connections to gas infrastructure by 2025 and a ban on internal combustion car imports by 2035.Monday’s Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) instead talks about managing the phase-out of “fossil” gas which “presents short-term and long-term challenges, including balancing capital investment with declining foss...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Markets market close
NZ sharemarket rebounds with Wall Street rally
Dan Brunskill | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

US markets rallied on Friday night as traders began thinking an economic slowdown would stop the US Federal Reserve from hiking interest rates.

Policy
Political donations over $5k to require declaration
Staff reporters | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

The changes require disclosure of donor identities for any party donations over $5,000 versus the current $15,000. 

Law & Regulation
Public class action fund needed: Law Com
Victoria Young | Mon, 27 Jun 2022

The Law Commission has finalised its report into class actions and litigation funding.

Sponsored
Investments to sustain the momentum of building in NZ

Classic Capital has opened its Land & Build fund to qualified wholesale and eligible investors.

Sponsored
High water marks: Watercare raises the tide on sustainability

The No.1 barrier to decarbonisation for NZ organisations is accurate measurement, says Microsoft’s Accelerating the Journey to Net Zero report.