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Investor engagement with fossil fuel companies

Sat, 23 May 2015 10:52:27 +1200 | AODP

Institutional investor engagement with fossil fuel companies faces critical credibility test ahead of May 27 Chevron AGM More >>

Cable cut reminds us of the risk of isolation

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:17:41 +1200 | TUANZ

The news that the Southern Cross Cable suffered its second cut in three months is a timely reminder of our reliance on that network for international connectivity from New Zealand to the rest of the world. Telecommunications Users Association of ...More >>

$52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:05:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A critical lifeline for one of New Zealand’s most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.More >>

Public Seeks Answers on Ruataniwha Dam Millions

Tue, 19 May 2015 15:48:49 +1200 | Transparent Hawke's Bay

Organisers of a public meeting say they remain hopeful a Council-owned company seeking an $80m ratepayer investment will take the opportunity to address the public about the project, despite its CEO currently refusing to attend.More >>

Getting out of hot water with your energy bills

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:09:23 +1200 | EECA

The first winter energy bill can come as a shock but there are ways you can avoid running up big bills, according to EECA ENERGYWISE. More >>

Minister promoting NZ at international conference

Sun, 17 May 2015 12:54:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, is travelling to Melbourne today to promote New Zealand as an exploration destination to some of the world’s largest petroleum companies. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s ...More >>

Documentary Exposes Corruption Behind Mega-Dams in Sarawak

Fri, 8 May 2015 12:41:17 +1200 | Bruno Manser Fonds

(Sarawak, Malaysia) The Borneo Project has released Commerce or Corruption ( https://vimeo.com/126976673 ) the second film in a series of short documentaries exposing the realities of proposed mega-dam construction in Sarawak, Malaysia. The film release coincides with the 555th ...More >>

David V. Goliath: Small-Cap Tech To Save Giant Coal

Fri, 8 May 2015 12:38:20 +1200 | Oilprice.com

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new mercury pollution regulations that took effect last month opened the flood gates for a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry that has investors scrambling to get in on second-generation technology ...More >>

Catherine Austin Fitts Lecture In NZ - "Global Rebalancing" - Auckland University May 23

Thu, 7 May 2015 12:19:21 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

Catherine Austin Fitts, one of Scoop's most celebrated columnists is delivering a public Lecture in Auckland on May 23rd on the subject of "The Global [Economic] Rebalancing".More >>

CPS Solar Partners with Schneider Electric

Tue, 5 May 2015 09:44:54 +1200 | CPS Solar

In a move that endorses them as a premium solar product provider, CPS Solar have been named as the exclusive supplier and installer of Schneider Electric Solar Inverters in the Canterbury region, and an authorised supplier and installer throughout the ...More >>

Vector Network News

Mon, 4 May 2015 10:55:30 +1200 | Vector

Our crews removed trees from power lines in Pt England during the week. No power supply was interrupted, but there was an outage caused by trees contacting lines in Takanini during the week.More >>

Did you leave the lights on again?

Sun, 3 May 2015 10:47:25 +1200 | Canstar

Auckland, 03 May 2015 – A new survey by consumer research company Canstar Blue shines a light on Kiwis’ electricity habits discovering that 15% of those in shared living situations have fought about excessive energy use, closely followed by raised ...More >>

Minister impressed by Southland’s efficiency initiatives

Fri, 1 May 2015 13:06:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister impressed by Southland’s efficiency initiatives Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says Southland is fast becoming a hub for the nation’s energy efficiency activities and he believes this can play a vital role in growing Southland’s ...More >>

Genesis Energy cuts FY guidance after losing customers

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:07:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) - Genesis Energy, New Zealand's largest energy retailer, cut its forecast for annual earnings after losing electricity and gas customers amid increased competition and as wholesale electricity prices declined. The shares dropped ...More >>

New Zealander Leads Global Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:25:05 +1200 | New Zealand Peace Foundation

A public action to ‘wave goodbye to nuclear weapons’ will sweep around the world on April 26-27 as governments gather at the United Nations in New York for four weeks of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament deliberations.More >>

NZ's energy system ranked fourth most secure in the world

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:21:51 +1200 | Business New Zealand

New Zealand has been ranked fourth for energy security amongst the top 25 energy users in the world. More >>

Consumers object to paying for Transpower’s cost overrun

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:31:25 +1200 | Major Electricity Users Group

The original approved cost for Transpower’s North Island Grid Upgrade (NIGUP) was set by the Electricity Commission at $824 million; however costs overran this by $70 million. Now the Commerce Commission has released a draft decision approving ...More >>

Climate Change Seminar at the University of Auckland

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:22 +1200 | University of Auckland

Perspectives on climate change as a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge is the subject of a seminar hosted by the University of Auckland next month. More >>

NZ’s Renewable Advantage, WCG Opening Address

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:39:34 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good morning and welcome to the World Geothermal Congress. It is a real pleasure to be here and I’m sure that, like me, you are all looking forward to a fascinating few days.More >>

National must lead by example on climate change

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:31:23 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government must meet its own climate change obligations before it preaches to the rest of the world, Labour's Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods says. More >>

 

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