The Government's move to delay agriculture's entry to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) means taxpayers are going to have to continue paying for farm pollution, the Green Party says.
The country's only battery-recycling facility Exide Technologies is set to close, making all 40 staff members redundant.
Drivers will have to pay more for cars and trucks, but they'll save at the pump under tough new US federal rules aimed at boosting mileage, cutting emissions and hastening the next generation of fuel-stingy hybrids and electric cars.
The Prime Minister has re-affirmed his belief that humans are responsible for climate change.
The forestry industry is keen to see an emissions trading scheme set up as quickly as possible as considerable investment depends on it.
Last week, the Government declared its intentions on an emissions trading scheme (ETS).
If bets could be laid on New Zealand's chances of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent on 1990 levels by 2020, the odds would be extremely high.
The Government has set a new target for reducing New Zealand's emissions by 2020, but climate change groups and the opposition say it is not ambitious enough and won't do enough to stop the effects of climate change.
The Government has set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of between 10 percent and 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith announced today.
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