Posts Tagged ‘Emissions Trading Scheme’

ETS Credibility? What Credibility?

Friday, April 8, 2011

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today questioned how Environment Commissioner Dr Jan Wright could call for a strengthening of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in order to maintain its credibility when the fact is that it has no credibility to begin with.
“For the ETS to have any semblance of credibility the …

Rush to 2050 Emissions Target Foolhardy

Monday, March 14, 2011

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today demanded to know how Climate Change Minister Dr Nick Smith could propose to reduce New Zealand greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 when he does not even know what effect this target will have on jobs and GDP.
 
“ACT lodged written …

ETS Widening Gap With Australia

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hon John Boscawen response to Prime Minister’s Statement; Parliament; Tuesday, February 8, 2011
 
Mr Speaker,
 
It is a pleasure to rise on behalf of the ACT Party to respond to the Prime Minister’s speech, and I take this opportunity to acknowledge and congratulate the Government on much of what it has done during its first term.
 
I say …

Cancun To Show The Foolishness Of The ETS

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Climate Change Conference in Cancun might be nothing more than a meaningless and actionless talkfest, but it does have one saving grace – it should show the National Government how foolhardy it would be to continue forging ahead with its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen said …

ACT Welcomes News on ETS – But More Is Needed

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today welcomed news that Climate Change Minister Dr Nick Smith is seriously considering delaying the inclusion of agriculture in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), and called on him to now revisit the provisions relating to forestry.
“Dr Smith’s indication that the inclusion of agriculture may be further …

National Doesn’t Care About Mana

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen and ACT Mana candidate Colin
du Plessis today questioned how the National Party could claim to care about the people of Mana when it is going to force them to pay tens of millions of dollars through the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
“When asked in Parliament today about …

National Must Open Its Eyes On ETS

Monday, November 15, 2010

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today urged the Government to open its eyes and see what New Zealanders have already begun to realise – that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) poses an enormous risk to our standard of living for absolutely no environmental benefit.
 
“The climate change survey released today shows more …

ETS Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Monday, November 8, 2010

President Obama’s decision to abandon his planned Emissions Trading Scheme is further proof that New Zealand is now completely isolated from its major trading partners; the National Government’s ETS chickens are predictably coming home to roost – to the detriment of all New Zealanders, ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
 
“National …

Scrap the ETS Before Things Get Worse

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today renewed his call for the Government to scrap the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following revelations that the price of coal – which has risen as much as 40 percent for some companies – is forcing New Zealanders out of business.
“I predicted that the ETS – …

NZ Loses as Aussie Confirms No ETS Before 2012

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The announcement by new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard that Australia will not have an ETS before 2012, shows what a huge mistake the National Government has made by pushing ahead with our scheme in New Zealand, ACT New Zealand Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen said today.
“We are now guaranteed to be at a competitive …