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ADB to Help Cook Islands Generate Solar Power

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:07:40 +1300 | Asian Development Bank

The Cook Islands’ dependence on fossil fuels will be reduced under a project to build solar-powered plants on six of its islands, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Union (EU), and the Government of Cook Islands. More >>

New Zealand far exceeding our fair share of emissions

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:27:56 +1300 | Green Party

If every nation was polluting the climate as much as New Zealand, we would push the world into dangerous climate change in just 10 years a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme shows, the Green Party said today.More >>

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:01:22 +1300 | UN News

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files, measures to curb climate change More >>

British Parliament on Iran Nuclear Talks

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:35:17 +1300 | British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom

Parliamentary Motion Supported by 100 British MPs Calls on the UK Government to Take a Robust Position in Iran Nuclear Talks More >>

Iran Negotiations, OPEC Meeting Loom For Oil Markets

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:44:24 +1300 |

As November draws to a close, there are two major events that could profoundly change the oil markets. More >>

Hydrogen energy forum provides focus for innovative NZ tech

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:24:52 +1300 | Callaghan Innovation

Technology developed by Kiwi scientists and business partners proves it is possible to store renewable hydrogen gas as a fuel to power remote communities, an international energy summit hosted by Callaghan Innovation and the Ministry of Business Innovation ...More >>

Potential electricity savings of hundreds of dollars

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:14:35 +1300 | Electricity Authority

Consumers from Northland visited the What’s My Number website more than 2,400 times during winter to check if they could get a better deal on their electricity bill, with their average estimated savings calculated at $131 per annum.More >>

National Government Expands Oil and Gas Drilling

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:07:17 +1300 | Oil Free Wellington

The National Government is flying in the face of climate science and public opposition as it opens over 100,000 sq km to oil and gas exploration. The Government's proposed Block Offer 2015 is a huge step in the wrong direction. Last week the IPCC's Fifth ...More >>

Who has the real stake in Denniston Plateau coal mining?

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:29:37 +1300 | 350 Aotearoa

Local and national advocacy groups staged a street-theatre style “stakeholder meeting” this morning in Wellington, billing it as an alternative to the AGM of coal mining company Bathurst Resources, for the real stakeholders in Bathurst’s ...More >>

Emissions Accomplished: Australia, Climate Change & the G20

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:29:26 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The Australian delegation has provided the comic relief in diplomatic circles for some time now. Its pugilist humanoid of a prime minister, Tony Abbott, has made inane remarks about “shirt fronting” Vladimir Putin, something which distinctly did ...More >>

Merkel’s visit highlights our embarrassing record on climate

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:41:39 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on John Key to emulate Germany’s record on addressing climate change, on the eve of the visit by Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel. More >>

Minister welcomes ASB Community Trust insulation partnership

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:41:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in Auckland, as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, is an important example of partnership between Government ...More >>

MfE briefing highlights urgent need for Climate Change Act

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:34:22 +1300 | Generation Zero

New greenhouse gas emissions projections revealed today in the Ministry for the Environment’s Briefing to the Incoming Ministers highlight the need for a Climate Change Act with legally binding carbon budgets, says youth climate change organisation Generation ...More >>

Centralines Announces Discount for Customers

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:26:20 +1300 | Centralines

Monday 10 November 2014 - Central Hawke’s Bay community-owned lines company, Centralines, has this week declared a $1.1 million discount for its customers, on the back of a solid result for the 2013/14 financial year.More >>

Meridian cut casts a shadow over solar plans

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:01:35 +1300 | Econergy Limited

Meridian Energy’s slashing of solar buy back rates has messed with my plans for installing solar power – big time. More >>

Mighty River Power 2014 Annual Shareholders' Meeting

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:46:01 +1300 | Mighty River Power

Please find attached the presentation that will be given at Mighty River Power’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting starting at 2pm today. More >>

Les Mills Raises the Bar in Sustainability Stakes

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:16:21 +1300 | Les Mills

Les Mills, New Zealand’s largest and most awarded gym chain, is becoming even greener with its new state-of-the-art gym on Wellington’s Lambton Quay. More >>

Meridian moves to kill competition from solar homes

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:37:45 +1300 | Green Party

Big electricity companies are using their power to make it harder for families and businesses wanting to go solar and the National Government is doing nothing to help them, the Green Party said today.More >>

MRP announces special dividend for shareholders

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:19:02 +1300 | Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced a fully imputed special dividend of 5 cents per share to be paid to the Company’s more than 102,000 shareholders on 11 December 2014.More >>

First Wellington Civic Hackathon Creates Positive Disruption

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 17:18:30 +1300 | Hack Miramar

Wellington’s first Civic Hackathon was carried out over the weekend of November 1st and 2nd. Over thirty designers, developers, hardware specialists, mesh network builders, residents, urban planners, GIS wranglers, transport enthusiasts, and train ...More >>


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