Horticulture in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

This page has information on how horticulture and floriculture are affected by the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.

How is horticulture and floriculture affected by the ETS?

Growers in the horticulture and floriculture sectors do not have to track or pay for their emissions. Like all New Zealanders, they may notice a small increase in energy prices due to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Some growers can apply for NZUs

From 30 April 2011 growers who produce the following can apply for an allocation of New Zealand Units (NZUs), which they can trade. Growers are included in Industrial Activities and their eligible activities are:

  • production of fresh tomatoes
  • production of fresh cucumbers
  • production of fresh capsicums
  • production of cut roses.

See the Eligible industrial activities page for more information about levels of assistance and allocative baselines.

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