The Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill is due back from committee today, so we're seeing the usual last-minute lobbying from those interested in the subject. Among which is this piece from polluter-lobby the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, which repeats the usual claim so beloved of New Zealand's business comunity:
New Zealand seems alone in the world in its determination to put a price on every tonne of emissions at a high price.Europe? Japan? Australia? Most of the United States and Canada (though not their respective federal governments)?
The fact is that we are not alone in pursuing emissions trading as a solution. To the contrary - it would be failing to impose a price on carbon which would be ducking the mainstream of international policy. But then, truth has never been that important to those opposed to robust climate change policy, has it?