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Largest solar array in the Pacific completed

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:43:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the completion of the Apia racecourse solar array in Samoa today. More >>

On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:24:03 +1200 | UN News

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability.More >>

EPA grants marine consent for OMV exploration well

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:11:51 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has granted a marine consent to OMV New Zealand Ltd for its Whio-1 exploration well in the Taranaki Basin. More >>

Final decision on Transpower allowances, quality standards

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:01:25 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the allowances for operating and base capital expenditure, quality standards, and reporting requirements that will be used to set Transpower’s price-quality path for the next five year regulatory ...More >>

Why Gisborne would need a ‘local share’ of royalties

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:42:08 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Every year the Government receives hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments for oil, gas, coal and mineral extraction in New Zealand. More >>

Another Day – Another big power profit

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:55:06 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest profit announcement from Genesis Energy shows that the power company was sold for a song to the detriment of the country’s power consumers, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer.More >>

Bridges: Speech to AusIMM Conference

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:14:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here for the 2014 AusIMM New Zealand Annual Conference – my second since becoming Energy and Resources Minister. More >>

Whio-1 drilling operations finalised

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:25:52 +1200 | OMV New Zealand

OMV New Zealand Ltd announces the completion of drilling operations on the Whio-1 exploration well located in PEP 51313 in the Taranaki Basin. More >>

Labour will drop power prices for Kiwi families

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:11:48 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will get cheaper power prices under NZ Power, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More >>

Iwi Leaders welcome Labour policy on climate change

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:00:58 +1200 | Climate change Iwi Leaders Group

Labour’s policy to stamp out price – gouging by big polluters that has cost New Zealand tax-payers $1.4 billion over the last 3 years and especially impacted low – income Maori households has been welcomed by Dr. Apirana Mahuika, Chairman of ...More >>

Te Mana o Te Wai – the quality and vitality of water

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:22:30 +1200 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party intends introducing legislation that gives the status of taonga to freshwater and will prioritise the improvement of its quality and vitality making it safer for drinking, swimming and gathering food.More >>

MEUG appeal on cost of capital

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:21:17 +1200 | Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users’ Group (MEUG) has elected not to apply for special leave to appeal the High Court decision on the cost of capital used for regulated energy transmission and distribution services. More >>

Meridian Energy Moves to Auckland Airport

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:41:48 +1200 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport announced today that it has leased a whole floor in its Quad 5 office building to Meridian Energy. Meridian Energy will be moving its Auckland sales team to the airport at the end of the year.More >>

ENEX expands New Plymouth expo

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:50:54 +1200 | Conferenz

ENEX - New Zealand’s biennial Oil & Gas Expo is returning to New Plymouth for the third time in 2015. Now owned solely by Conferenz Ltd, ENEX will bring together over 100 exhibitors to showcase the latest technology and capability that underpins ...More >>

Network Summary for week ending 24 August 2014

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:39:04 +1200 | Vector

Fires across the city kept Vector crews busy during the week. For safety, power was isolated to seven house/building fires in Mangere, Mt Albert, Glen Eden, Kelston, Takapuna and Browns Bay.More >>

Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:22:55 +1200 |

Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power By Andrew Topf 21 August, 2014 More >>

ALCP Announce Transport And Energy Policy

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:26:40 +1200 | ALCP

The transport and energy sectors stand to benefit significantly according to infrastructure policy released today by the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party. More >>

Mighty River – Mighty Profits – Mighty hard to swallow

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:05 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Mighty River Power’s profit increase of 84 per cent is simply outrageous, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer. More >>

Fuel and electricity price gouging hits regions hardest

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:37:34 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Mere Takoko - New Zealand First East Coast Candidate For Immediate Release - Tuesday, 19 August, 2014 More >>

Kāpiti Civic Building achieves ‘excellent’ energy rating

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:18:47 +1200 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s refurbished Civic Building in Paraparaumu has been awarded 4.5 stars out of 6 for energy performance under NABERSNZ, the energy rating scheme for office buildings. The score, covering the whole building’s energy ...More >>


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