News service launching for new carbon market
March 12, 2008
Specialist news service launching for new carbon market
The first daily news service for New Zealand’s and Australia’s burgeoning carbon trading markets will launch on Monday March 17.
Horizon Publishing Limited says it will launch a specialist daily information service, called Carbon News, using emailed news bulletins - and its website at www.carbonnews.co.nz
Carbon News will provide specialist information on the carbon markets and related intelligence on major policy and commercial deals, and climate change policy impacts on business.
Carbon News will deliver a bulletin at 9am each New Zealand business day, one of them including more in-depth exclusive material.
Award-winning senior investigative journalist Hugh de Lacy has been appointed Editor of Carbon News and says the new service will help senior executives keep up to speed on the major implications of new climate change and emissions trading policies.
Carbon News will provide detailed coverage on not only the markets and key players but also the key sectors facing major impacts and opportunities from the response to climate change. These include the energy, forestry, agriculture, transport and technology. The service will also initially concentrate on Government policy development both here and in other key markets.
decisions being made in the next few months will have
multi-billion dollar implications across the economy,”
says Mr de Lacy. “For many the scale of the change is just
becoming apparent. There is also a need to untangle truth
from fiction about emissions trading and the policy response
to climate change.”
Carbon News will be for senior decision maker subscribers only. Subscribers will pay $500 including GST per annum for personal access to the Carbon News website and daily newsletters. Bulk subscription rates are also available.
De Lacy expects the core subscriber base will include executives from within the 200 major emitting companies, people in the carbon off-set markets, Government official decision makers, consultants, sector advisers and those involved in carbon trading.
“We have already had interest from carbon trading market managers, professional advisers, consultants, Government officials and corporate leaders. We expect to attract a similar audience from overseas, particularly Australia.”
An employment section within the website is expected to help serve a new specialist career area. Events dedicated to the sector will also be covered as well as sector media releases.
Carbon News is owned and managed by Auckland-based Horizon Publishing Limited. Horizon’s shareholders include former National Business Review Managing Editor Graeme Colman, award winning Forsyth Barr analyst and carbon market specialist Guy Hallwright, and senior Wellington public relations adviser Iain Morrison. Mr de Lacy was most recently a regular specialist contributor to the National Business Review and Energy magazine on carbon related issues.