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Business Responses to the Introduction of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Part I

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    This study creates a 2010 baseline of business responses to the introduction of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and the reasons for those responses. It is too soon to judge the effectiveness of the NZ ETS. Indeed at the time of this study many firms were still coming to terms with the scheme. What has been observed, however, are early signs that the price incentive is starting to have an effect. Potential issues that may in the future require policy intervention are also identified.

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    Paper provided by Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand in its series Occasional Papers with number 11/4.

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    Length: 119 pages
    Date of creation: 30 Mar 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:nzmedo:2011_004

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    Keywords: Emissions trading scheme; abatement; business strategy;

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