Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill

The bill's principal purpose is to amend the Climate Change Response Act 2002 to introduce a greenhouse gas Emissions Trading Scheme in New Zealand. It also amends the Electricity Act 1992 to create a preference for renewable electricity generation by implementing a moratorium on new fossil-fuelled thermal electricity generation, except to the extent necessary to ensure the security of New Zealand's electricity supply.
Member in charge: Hon David Parker
Type of bill: Government
Parliament: 48
Bill no: 187-2
Introduction: 4/12/07
First reading: 11/12/07
Referred to: Finance and Expenditure Committee
Submissions due: 29/2/08
SC report(s): 13/5/08 (Interim report)
Second reading: 28/8/08
Supplementary Order Paper(s): 237, 231, 232, 233, 238, 239, 240
Committee of the whole House: (2/9/08)
Divided by committee of the whole House -- see Schedule of divided bills