NZETS carbon prices rocket

April 14, 2016

Carbon Match is reporting strong interest in NZU above $12NZD

Last week ended on a four year high.  Carbon Match reported:

From bid levels that have sat around the $11.80 level most of the day we have seen buyers reach up again and pay better than the ask on opening, with volume being snapped up to $12.06.

This is a market with a lot of buy-side interest below the surface, but likewise real caution among those on the sell side as would-be sellers hope for a continued rise.

As we wrote earlier in the week, it’s important to temper your expectations with a dispassionate view of the risks, not least of which is that until an announcement has been seen about the 2 for 1, the demand profile of this market remains unknown.

It’s exciting to see this level of prices once again after more than 4 years, but uncertainty is running high and now that today’s willing volume has been cleaned out we are bid $11.85 and offered $12.50.


Climate Web Update

April 14, 2016

We met Dr Trexler back in 1996 and he continues to offer the best insight into climate change knowledge on the Planet. Climate Web is his latest venture into spreading the word on climate change.We are sharing his latest update:

Climate Web was featured last week on the Yale Climate Connections podcast.  It’s only 90 seconds but it’s a great promotion for the Climate Web. 

We’ve continued to make rapid progress with the Climate Web, and it’s little exaggeration to say that you can explore and answer almost ANY question having to do with climate change (and through different lenses).  We’ve also come up with an exciting way to give people access to it without having to dive head-first into the whole thing, which we know can be disconcerting.  There’s plenty of new material to explore at our website, but to give you just a quick flavor here are links to a few specific Climate Spotlight pages that take very different approaches to organizing and communicating information you may be interested in:



These are just 3 of some 20 Spotlights accessible through but hopefully they give you a feel for the versatility the Climate Web now has.  We’ve also done a lot more to provide help materials and videos, and even a Hands-On Training Brain within the Climate Web that people can complete in just a couple of minutes!


If you have a chance to check out these materials I’d love to get your feedback!  The Climate Web is more like a Climate Knowledge Legos set than a set-in-stone knowledge management system, and the whole point is to be able to customize it for specific audiences and uses.  So if you have one, let us know!