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For taxpayers, arbitraged carbon credits are not money in the bank

Largely as a result of three years of arbitrage between foreign and domestic units as New Zealand de-linked its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from international carbon markets, the New Zealand government was liable for 140...

New Zealand carbon trade "sorry tale" of pollution fraud

Xinhua cover the Morgan Foundation Climate Cheats II report and Motu's working paper examining the impacts of how NZ delinked from Kyoto here...

'Dirty dozen' cheated on ETS - Morgan Foundation

Motu's Catherine Leining comments on the new Morgan Foundation report into those companies that benefited most from offsetting their carbon emissions with cheap European units. RadioNZ report here.
"The reality is that more firms may want to...

Q&A - Grimes on Impact of Housing Crisis for non-Aucklanders

Q and A covers the Auckland Housing Crisis and the Unitary Plan. Arthur Grimes is interviewed (at 9:55) about the impact of Auckland housing prices on the rest of the country. More...

How right price, right credits would suit farmers

A carbon price of $25 and a 50 per cent allocation of free credits would make the Emissions Trading Scheme viable for some farmers, a new report shows.
More at CarbonNews (paywalled).

Calls for overhaul of RBNZ inflation target

The emergence of persistently low inflation has prompted calls for an overhaul of the Reserve Bank's inflation target - RNZ News
Former Reserve Bank chairman Arthur Grimes, now senior fellow of Motu Research, favours tweaking the PTA...

Toby Moore: Bursting bubble will hurt everyone

This piece in the NZ Herald is opinion by Toby Moore, a research fellow at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University.
"Economist Arthur Grimes' recent proposal to crash Auckland house prices by 40 per...

Motu News Update, July 2016

Director’s ReportMotu is dedicated to the idea that careful and systematic analysis of policy issues, and widespread understanding of such analyses, lead to better policy choices. Recently, it seems this idea is up for debate.From...

Treasury suggests agriculture could be included in ETS

Catherine Leining comments on this news story: The Treasury says the Government faces big bills in the future through the Emissions Trading Scheme, and suggests one solution could be to make agriculture start paying its...

Motu News Update, July 2016

Director’s ReportMotu is dedicated to the idea that careful and systematic analysis of policy issues, and widespread understanding of such analyses, lead to better policy choices. Recently, it seems this idea is up for debate. From the Brexit...