Aug 19, 2008

Further Suggestions Government May Have The Numbers On The ETS

NZ Energy and Environment(from the same team that bring us Trans Tasman) is reporting the following:

Govt May Have Numbers For ETS BillThe Govt may be close to securing the numbers to pass its controversial Emissions Trading Scheme legislation, flagship of its climate change policy. Questioned by NZ Energy & Environment Business Week, Helen Clark said through a spokesperson: “The Govt … has had constructive discussions with other parties.” The spokesperson says the PM could not confirm nor deny any details of those talks. Other Beehive sources report the Govt is now optimistic it can pass the legislation before Parliament rises for the election. This suggests the Govt will give the ETS Bill a high priority.