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Plan to boost coal burning at Huntly “regressive”

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:04:04 +1200 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, August 25: The newly appointed CEO at Genesis Energy has said a third coal-burning unit could now be returned to service, in a move that has stunned Greenpeace New Zealand.More >>

8 out of 10 Kiwi drivers would prefer fuel efficiency

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:21:09 +1200 | Ford New Zealand

Ford survey reveals 8 out of 10 Kiwi drivers would prefer a more fuel-efficient vehicle More >>

Electric Vehicles Leadership Group announced

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:58:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the members of the Electric Vehicles (EVs) Leadership Group as part of the Government’s programme to accelerate the uptake of EVs in New Zealand.More >>

FIRST CUT: Meridian Energy annual earnings up 5%

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:16:04 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Meridian Energy has followed its fellow part-privatised counterpart, Mercury NZ, by declaring a special dividend for shareholders in a sector where strong cashflows are not currently required for new investment.More >>

Vector Network News for the week ending 21 August 2016

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:38:42 +1200 | Vector Limited

Vector’s electric vehicle charging stations continue to be used regularly. Since we began installing chargers in November 2015, we have served 34.32 MWh of electricity, potentially saving as much as 45,617.25 kilograms of CO2 from being emitted into ...More >>

International treaty examination of the Paris Agreement

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:29:09 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are now being invited on the international treaty examination of the Paris Agreement. The closing date for submissions is Friday 2 September 2016 . More >>

Another climate change milestone for Auckland

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:23:56 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland has reached another climate change milestone by meeting international reporting standards for greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Transpower releases 2015/16 annual result

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:44:04 +1200 | Transpower

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation, asset write-offs, and changes in the fair value of financial instruments (EBITDAIF) were $749.4 million, a slight decrease of $6.0 million (0.8%) from the 2014/15 financial year. The decrease ...More >>

Ratification okay but we need action

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:21:20 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s decision to ratify the Paris agreement on Climate Change by the end of the year is all well and good but where is the plan, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods.More >>

Agreement on climate change welcomed

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:45:28 +1200 | BusinessNZ

News that the Government plans to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change has been welcomed by BusinessNZ and the Sustainable Business Council. More >>

Climate Cheats II: The Dozen Dirty Businesses

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:27:58 +1200 | Gareth Morgan Foundation

Our first report Climate Cheats showed that NZ was the biggest user of fraudulent carbon credits from Ukraine and Russia More >>

Arbitraged carbon credits are not money in the bank

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:25:01 +1200 | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Largely as a result of three years of arbitrage between foreign and domestic units as New Zealand de-linked its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from international carbon markets, the New Zealand government was liable for 140 million banked carbon credits ...More >>

Price effect of breaking from Kyoto - Expert reaction

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:23:14 +1200 | Science Media Centre

A new report says the Government would have got better bang for its buck if it had de-linked the emissions trading scheme promptly after announcing it would not sign up to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. More >>

Power Restored for Nearly All Rural Hawke’s Bay

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:36:22 +1200 | Unison

Power Restored for Nearly All Rural Hawke’s Bay Customers in Time for the Weekend More >>

Electric vehicles fund to focus on showcasing innovation

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:33:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today released details of the first round of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. More >>

Gordon Campbell on electricity pricing and Aleppo

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:03:41 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

I f the Reserve Bank has seemed this week like a ghost of the 1990s trying to re-discover its interest rate mojo, the Electricity Authority seems to be hellbent on a 1980s revival. You know, the days when the New Wave Monetary Romantics like Roger Douglas ...More >>

Contact Energy Wins Health and Safety Award

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:59:09 +1200 | Contact Energy

Contact Energy’s health and safety culture which empowers employees to fail safely has taken out a top award at the annual Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards in Auckland last night (10 August).More >>

Nova Energy named Energy Retailer of the Year

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:56:22 +1200 | Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

Nova Energy was named Consumer NZ Energy Retailer of the Year at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards in Auckland last night. More >>

Taupo Plains – Generators Give Majority of Homes Power

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:09:40 +1200 | Unison Networks

Unison Networks advised by the end of today the majority of homes in the Taupo Plains would have power, through network or localised generation. More >>

New Zealand heads towards 90% renewable generation

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:06:04 +1200 | Transpower

Transpower today said that recent levels of renewable generation on the power system has been around 90% – a very positive step towards achieving the Government’s target of 90% renewable generation by 2025. An upward trend in the use of renewable ...More >>

 

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