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Unwelcome $78.3 Million New Year Surprise for Consumers

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:38:39 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authority (EA) has inadvertently confirmed everything New Zealand First has said about its swingeing power price increases. More >>

Commission's approach supports new energy future

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:53:23 +1300 | Vector

Auckland energy company, Vector, welcomes the Commerce Commission’s future-focused approach to its final network regulation decision. More >>

Second lowest carbon emissions from electricity on record

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:15:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today shows the highest renewable electricity generation in 20 years for a September quarter, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says.More >>

Review of rules for regulated electricity, gas, airport

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:34:49 +1300 | Commerce Commission

Commission releases final decisions on review of rules for regulated electricity, gas and airport services More >>

Government Power Prices Rip-Off Ashburton

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:16:49 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Ashburton facing average power price increases of $226 p.a. More >>

Government Power Prices Rip-Off Aucklanders

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:13:20 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Aucklanders facing average power price increases of $176 p.a. More >>

Block Offer 2016 announced

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:04:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced that while Block Offer 2016 received a low number of bids in comparison to previous years, exploration activity is continuing.More >>

Electricity Authority’s Reaction an Insult to Northlanders

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:32:04 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authority’s claim it knew nothing about the decision to scuttle the pulp mill project at Ngawha is an insult to every Northlander who desperately wants the economy to grow.More >>

Fossil fuels “faltering”: Lose out on $5 trillion in assets

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:22:13 +1300 | 350 Aotearoa

The fossil fuel industry is “faltering” and divestment numbers have skyrocketed, according to a new report by Arabella Advisors. More >>

Joyce Fails to Understand High Power Prices Stifle Growth

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:46:16 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce is incapable of understanding that power price hikes are stifling major development, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Energy and Commerce Fletcher Tabuteau.More >>

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, 2017-2022

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:07:30 +1300 | Energy Management Association

EMANZ today welcomed the publication of the draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, 2017-2022. “This strategy, assuming it remains mostly as is by the end of the consultation period, provides a credible framework for improving ...More >>

Appointments to EECA board

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:36:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced two new appointments and a reappointment to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Board. More >>

Renewable energy strategy open for consultation

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:51:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today opened public consultation on a new national renewable energy strategy. More >>

Please check on your neighbours, postpone getting fuel, gas

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:13:47 +1300 | Tairawhiti Civil Defence

Gisborne and East Coast residents are urged to check on their neighbours, particularly the very young and very old as the district goes into its first night without power. More >>

Power cut - prepare for two days or more

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:54:43 +1300 | Tairawhiti Civil Defence

Gisborne people throughout the district are advised to prepare to be without power for possibly two days or more. More >>

First national human rights investigation on climate change

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:28:29 +1300 | Greenpeace

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds despite opposition from fossil fuel companies More >>

Eastland Group to electrify 75 percent of fleet by 2019

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:44:10 +1300 | Eastland Group

Eastland Group has announced a commitment to ensuring its non-commercial vehicle fleet is 75 percent electric by 2019. More >>

Beaches safe from oil spills after Anadarko gives up

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:37:52 +1300 | Green Party

Beaches in Wellington, Wairarapa, and the top of the South Island are at less risk of being decimated by an oil spill after Anadarko surrendered its fossil fuel exploration permits in the Pegasus Basin, the Green Party said today.More >>

Changes to petrol and diesel rules

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:35:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Changes to petrol and diesel specifications will support the growth of lower-emission fuels, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

$300M for consumers from embedded generation subsidy removal

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:06:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The Electricity Authority is ending subsidies to power stations that are embedded in local electricity networks rather than connected to the national grid in a move the regulator says will save consumers around $300 million a year.More >>

 

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