Reforming the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed settings

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The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) is the government’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Government plans to improve the current scheme by introducing a ‘cap’ on emissions covered by the scheme. The cap will reduce over time and help set Aotearoa New Zealand on a trajectory towards meeting our emissions reduction targets.

We sought feedback on the specific NZ ETS settings that are being proposed, including unit supply and price controls, that will be set through regulations in mid-2020.

The consultation closed on 28 February 2020 at 5pm.

What is happening

The Climate Change Response (Emission Trading Reform) Amendment Act was passed into law on the 22 June 2020. It makes a number of changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.

Read about the changes

What you told us

Summary of submissions

Read the Summary of submissions on the proposals in the consultation document

Individual submissions

Spreadsheet of the responses to the questions in the consultation document [Excel 325 KB]

 

104 Contact.pdf [PDF, 66.0 kB]
105 Trustpower.pdf [PDF, 317 kB]
106 Gas NZ.pdf [PDF, 238 kB]
107 Evonik Peroxide.pdf [PDF, 182 kB]
108 Dairy NZ.pdf [PDF, 1.1 MB]
109 Wollemi Consulting Limited and LWCM Limited.pdf [PDF, 283 kB]
110 New Zealand Wind Energy Association.pdf [PDF, 223 kB]
111 Beef + Lamb.pdf [PDF, 2.1 MB]
113 Caritas NZ.pdf [PDF, 264 kB]
114 Sarah Strawbridge.pdf [PDF, 14.8 kB]
115 Annette Heays.pdf [PDF, 9.8 kB]
119 AA (The New Zealand Automobile Association Inc).pdf [PDF, 960 kB]
123 Glen Crowther.pdf [PDF, 259 kB]
126 Fletcher Building.pdf [PDF, 962 kB]
127 Ballance.pdf [PDF, 641 kB]
131 Vector.pdf [PDF, 176 kB]
132 Gray Southon.pdf [PDF, 178 kB]
133 Wellington Chamber of Commerce.pdf [PDF, 305 kB]
134 Fertiliser Association of NZ.pdf [PDF, 157 kB]
135 Office of the Māori Climate Commission.pdf [PDF, 290 kB]
136 Horticulture NZ.pdf [PDF, 1.7 MB]
137 Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of NZ.pdf [PDF, 331 kB]
138 Meridian.pdf [PDF, 352 kB]
139 Gisborne District Council.pdf [PDF, 333 kB]
140 Mobil Oil.pdf [PDF, 182 kB]
141 Todd Corporation.pdf [PDF, 221 kB]
142 Climate Change Commission.pdf [PDF, 338 kB]
143 Sustainable Business Network.pdf [PDF, 273 kB]
145 Major Electricity Users Group.pdf [PDF, 293 kB]
146 Lawyers for Climate Action.pdf [PDF, 504 kB]
147 Oji Fibre Solutions.pdf [PDF, 2.3 MB]
149 Compass Climate.pdf [PDF, 338 kB]
150 Te Awahohonu Forest Trust.pdf [PDF, 4.9 MB]
151 Nelson Forests Limited.pdf [PDF, 134 kB]
153 New Zealand Aluminium Smelter.pdf [PDF, 558 kB]
154 Tāne's Tree Trust.pdf [PDF, 701 kB]
156 OMV.pdf [PDF, 301 kB]
157 Phil Jones.pdf [PDF, 75.0 kB]
158 Straterra.pdf [PDF, 162 kB]
159 Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand.pdf [PDF, 216 kB]
165 Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ Inc.pdf [PDF, 239 kB]
166 Refining NZ.pdf [PDF, 155 kB]
167 Waikato Tainui.pdf [PDF, 57.0 kB]
168 Westland Milk Products.pdf [PDF, 492 kB]
169 NZ Farm Forestry Association Inc.pdf [PDF, 287 kB]
170 Fonterra.pdf [PDF, 180 kB]
42 HYDRA Software.pdf [PDF, 107 kB]
43 Bay de Lautour.pdf [PDF, 85.2 kB]
44 Greymouth Petroleum.pdf [PDF, 139 kB]
45 Carl Alsweiler.pdf [PDF, 65.2 kB]
46.pdf [PDF, 42.3 kB]
47 Mercury.pdf [PDF, 148 kB]
48 Anthony Sellin.pdf [PDF, 684 kB]
50 Ecotricity.pdf [PDF, 93.6 kB]
56 Duncan Brown.pdf [PDF, 62.7 kB]
62 Engineers for Social Responsibility.pdf [PDF, 96.9 kB]
63 Bathurst Resources Ltd BT Mining Ltd.pdf [PDF, 160 kB]
65 Kerry Worsnop.pdf [PDF, 955 kB]
68 NZX Limited & European Energy Exchange AG.pdf [PDF, 265 kB]
69 Northland Regional Council.pdf [PDF, 143 kB]
70 New Zealand Shipping Federation.pdf [PDF, 111 kB]
71.pdf [PDF, 617 kB]
78 Citizens' Climate Lobby New Zealand.pdf [PDF, 517 kB]
80 Adrian Heays.pdf [PDF, 21.3 kB]
85 Business NZ.pdf [PDF, 248 kB]
86 First Gas.pdf [PDF, 322 kB]
87 Export NZ.pdf [PDF, 238 kB]
88 Genesis Energy.pdf [PDF, 596 kB]
90 Chartered Accountants ANZ.pdf [PDF, 741 kB]
91 Queenstown Lakes District Council.pdf [PDF, 600 kB]
92 Anna Berthelsen.pdf [PDF, 66.0 kB]
94 Federated Farmers.pdf [PDF, 511 kB]
96 NZ Carbon Farming.pdf [PDF, 281 kB]
97 NZ Steel.pdf [PDF, 489 kB]
98 Pioneer Energy.pdf [PDF, 443 kB]

Review the proposals

Consultation document

Reforming the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Proposed settings

Supporting information

Slideshow [PDF, 695 KB] — this takes you through the proposals in the consultation document. For detailed information see the consultation document above.

Report: Marginal abatement cost curves analysis for New Zealand: Potential greenhouse gas mitigation options and their costs

Consultation meetings

We held meetings to gain feedback on the specific NZ ETS settings that are being proposed. View the Online webinar [Zoom website]. If this webinar is inaccessible to you contact the NZETS team for more information. 

Meetings we held

DateDATE Location
Monday 3 FebruaryMonday 3 February Auckland
Tuesday 4 February Rotorua
Tuesday 11 February Wellington
Wednesday 12 February Christchurch
Thursday 13 February Online webinar [Zoom website]