Latest Energy Policy Headlines

Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35%

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:38:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. More >>

Massive oil rig liability a ticking time bomb

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:14:17 +1300 | Green Party

The Government faces a bill of up to $855 million over the next 25 years as New Zealand’s aging oil rigs come to the end of their life, the Green Party revealed today. More >>

EV contestable fund opens today

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:37:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Businesses, local councils and organisations with projects to spark interest in electric vehicles can apply for the second round of the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, opened today by Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins.More >>

Address to the Downstream Energy Conference

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:00:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Good morning and welcome everyone. Thank you for inviting me to your Downstream 2017 conference. More >>

Wellington Electricity announces lines charges for 2017-18

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:07:19 +1300 | Wellington Electricity

Wellington Electricity Lines Limited (Wellington Electricity), the electricity lines company for the Wellington region, has today announced that its overall weighted average prices for lines charges for the 2017-18 period will remain unchanged.More >>

Consultation opens on draft bylaw for indoor domestic fires

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:20:26 +1300 | Auckland Council

Public consultation started this week on a draft bylaw that sets out rules for how Aucklanders can use their indoor domestic fires. More >>

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:30:43 +1300 | Greenpeace International

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits Trump climate action - Greenpeace Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace ...More >>

Judgment: Transpower v Auckland Council

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:05:34 +1300 | New Zealand High Court

of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 More >>

Terms of Reference into Fuel Price Inquiry released

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:11:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Terms of Reference for the Fuel market Financial Performance Study Energy have been released today, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Energy Policies of IEA Countries - New Zealand 2017 Review

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:43:41 +1300 | International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a ...More >>

Clean energy and electricity security at centre of NZ visit

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:41:17 +1300 | International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency’s executive director, Dr Fatih Birol, visited New Zealand this week where he presented with Judith Collins, the Minister of Energy and Resources, the IEA’s latest in-depth review of New Zealand energy policies.More >>

Standing Rock Protest Campsite to be Cleared

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:49:14 +1300 | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

I continue to ask that there be no forcible removal of remaining campers. Peace and Safety is the priority. More >>

Household consumer concerns confirmed

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:30:34 +1300 | Molly Melhuish

The International Energy Agency’s 2017 review of New Zealand’s energy policies confirms that household electricity prices have risen much faster than in other IEA countries. By 2014, prices were well above IEA average, while industrial prices are ...More >>

World first initiative to power energy innovation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:28:57 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation.More >>

Energy Minister welcomes IEA review

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:53:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A review of New Zealand’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency (IEA) generally praises our approach while pointing out further opportunities, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says.More >>

350 submission today to CC council electricity purchase

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:45:15 +1300 | 350 Christchurch

Below is the submission to the Christchurch City Council presented by Charles Drace on behalf of Christchurch on Thursday, Feb 9, 2017. More >>

Households pay less on electricity than on petrol, insurance

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 17:53:50 +1300 | Electricity Retailers' Association of NZ

Kiwi households spend an average of just $37.90 per week on electricity – less than 3 per cent of weekly expenditure – says the Electricity Retailers’ Association. More >>

Auckland Transport to trial electric buses

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:46:22 +1300 | Auckland Transport

The government has announced funding for the E-Bus trial and related infrastructure as part of the EECA Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. More >>

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 >>


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