Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


ETS Amendment Bill passes third reading

Hon Tim Groser
Minister for Climate Change Issues
8 November 2012 Media Statement
ETS Amendment Bill passes third reading

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser has welcomed the passage of a Bill that will improve the operation and administration of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), while supporting the Government’s economic growth priorities more effectively.

Mr Groser told Parliament that the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Bill strikes the right balance between continuing to do our fair share and ensuring the cost of the ETS does not impact unreasonably on New Zealanders.

“Given the global economic climate, the Government needed to make tough decisions to not artificially inflate the short term cost of the ETS to households and businesses.

“These amendments will assist New Zealand in meeting its current and future international climate change obligations, ensure this is achieved at least cost to the domestic economy and provide the flexibility necessary to accommodate developments between now and 2015,” Mr Groser says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Climate Marches: New Zealanders March For Solutions Not Pollution

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Paris more than 15,000 New Zealanders have taken part in the Peoples Climate march in Auckland, kicking off the largest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen... More>>


Labour: Little Announces New Shadow Cabinet

“Labour had an impressive intake of fresh faces after last year’s election and newest MPs have now had a year to show what they’re made of. This reshuffle rewards hard work and continues my drive to renew our Caucus line up." More>>


Because Reasons: Someone Reckons David Seymour Is Politician Of The Year

Trans Tasman's 11th annual Roll Call has thrown a curve ball this year, ignoring the likes of John Key, Bill English, and Winston Peters to pick its politician of the year from the ranks of the new generation. More>>


Whaling: NZ Deeply Disappointed By Japan's Decision

“New Zealand is strongly opposed to whaling in the Southern Ocean. We call on Japan to take heed of the 2014 International Court of Justice decision and international scientific advice concerning their whaling activities.” More>>


Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news