Tag: New Zealand

Coal, climate change, and the New Zealand economy: winners, losers, and long-term users

As New Zealand reeled with the news a fortnight ago that the government-owned coal company Solid Energy had gone into administration with a $300m debt, another event was happening in the Pacific that puts the debate in a context that it too seldom receives in New Zealand. At the same time, Kiribati Prime Minister Anote Tong wrote to world leaders calling for a moratorium on new coalmines.

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