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EAT-Lancet report a good opportunity for New Zealand

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:11:55 +1300 | Beef And Lamb NZ

The EAT- Lancet Commission’s report on healthy diets from sustainable food systems highlights the importance of sustainable, grass-fed red meat produced in countries such as New Zealand. More >>

Sustainability Guru to address EMANZ Conference

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:26:57 +1300 | Energy Management Association

EMANZ today announced internationally renowned sustainability expert, Bob Willard, will deliver a Keynote address at its 2019 Conference in May. More >>

UPDATE: Pohokura maintenance to cut production again

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:24:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Production from the offshore Pohokura gas field is to be cut for a third time in a year next month. More >>

Pohokura maintenance to cut production again

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:20:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Production from the offshore Pohokura gas field is to be cut for a third time in a year next month. More >>

Call for change after security firm revelations

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:06:18 +1300 | RNZ

Environmental groups say there needs to be a complete overhaul of the way government departments treat activists after a scathing report by the States Services Commission on spying.More >>

MBIE spying on political parties 'affront to democracy': SSC

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:18:10 +1300 | BusinessDesk

The "very close relationship" between the government's exploration regulator and private security firm Thompson & Clark led the agency to become involved in surveillance activity involving two political parties - the Green and Mana parties, an inquiry ...More >>

Inquiry reveals mining regulator captured by industry

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:09:04 +1300 | Forest And Bird

The Government agency charged with regulating mining under the Crown Minerals Act has been captured by industry, the State Services Commission (SSC) inquiry into private spies Thompson and Clark revealed today.More >>

UN climate conference agreement: Mixed reactions

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:33:38 +1300 | RNZ

Minister for Climate Change James Shaw says an agreement reached at COP24, the UN climate conference in Poland is not perfect, but it's a good start. More >>

Govt trashes NZ’s foreign investment reputation

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:20:49 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

A new global survey of the oil and gas industry shows the Government has trashed New Zealand’s reputation as a destination for foreign investment with its reckless oil and gas ban, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.More >>

NZ’s investment ranking plummets after ban

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:18:38 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand’s ranking as a place to invest has plummeted since the Government’s decision to ban new oil and gas exploration and we’re now behind the Republic of Congo and Bangladesh, National’s Energy & Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young ...More >>

Hydrogen not a short-term option for Huntly - Genesis

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:50:38 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Hydrogen may be the ideal fuel to provide dry-winter power supplies but it may not be economic before 2030, MPs heard today. More >>

Improvements to New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:11:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Acting Climate Change Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced the first of two planned tranches of improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) following recent public consultation.More >>

ETS forestry improvements to create more benefits for NZ

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:10:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today announced the first set of improvements to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) – New Zealand’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – following extensive public consultation.More >>

Industrial heat a challenge for emissions reduction

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:25:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Reducing emissions from the country’s heavy industry without using natural gas or a coal-biomass blend appears prohibitively expensive, based on analysis by Vivid Economics.More >>

Hutt City Council Adopts Zero Carbon Target

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:15:56 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council voted to set itself a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at last night’s Council meeting. More >>

UPDATE: Greater transparency sought in gas sector

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:33:29 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The government is reviewing information disclosure requirements in the gas industry following the extended shutdown of part of the Pohokura field. More >>

Greater transparency sought in gas sector

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:13:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The government is reviewing information disclosure requirements in the gas industry following the extended shutdown of part of the Pohokura field. More >>

UPDATE: Take care to avoid "unnecessary" cost

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:31:48 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Relying on electrification of heavy industry and transport to meet the country’s emission-reduction goals would risk “unnecessary” cost and may close out hydrogen export options longer term, Vivid Economics says.More >>

New smelter supports Big Electricity’s growth ambitions

Sat, 8 Dec 2018 12:01:37 +1300 | Molly Melhuish

The electricity corporates who generate and distribute electricity are driven by their shareholders’ demand for profits and growth of their assets. Their industrial consumers are growing their demand, and residential consumers are paying for their ...More >>

Living costs to keep rising as power prices climb

Fri, 7 Dec 2018 16:19:05 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Kiwis will have even less money left in their wallets in 2019 with confirmation electricity prices are to rise, another example of how living costs are growing under this Government, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says.More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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