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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 >>

Northland Building Shortlisted for International Award

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:36:40 +1200 | World Green Building Council

Tuesday 19 August 2014: An early childhood education centre in Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand has been named a finalist in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards .More >>

Flick Electric Co. promises to shake up market

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:32:23 +1200 | Flick Electric Co

[Wellington, New Zealand] New Zealand’s newest, truly independent, electricity retailer Flick Electric Co. has entered the market in Wellington and Hamilton offering New Zealanders access to the spot market price of electricity for the first time.More >>

Record profits while Kiwis face a cold winter

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:53:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The record profits by two of New Zealand’s largest electricity companies will be a bitter pill for New Zealand households who are paying record amounts for their power, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer.More >>

Further changes proposed for Otago Water Plan

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:33:44 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

Two proposed changes to the Otago Water Plan will be publicly notified tomorrow – one affecting the Cromwell terrace aquifer (Plan Change 4C) and the other the Pomahaka River (Plan Change 3B). The Cromwell plan change recommends a maximum allocation ...More >>

Transpower posts drop in full-year profit after big upgrades

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:33:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) - State-owned monopoly Transpower, operator of the national electricity grid, has reported an 18 percent drop in full-year profit, reflecting higher depreciation and interest costs following completion of major grid upgrades.More >>

Energy Reform: A Great Step Forward

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:16:26 +1200 | Embassy of Mexico

13 August, 2014 The Ambassador of Mexico to New Zealand, Her Excellency Leonora Rueda, is announcing with great satisfaction one of the most important news items in decades for her country: the long-awaited reform of the energy sector. More >>

Full details of oil execs’ junket revealed

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:26:38 +1200 | Green Party

Full details of a $237,000 taxpayer-funded oil executives’ junket in 2011 have emerged. National paid the nearly quarter of a million dollars to wine and dine 11 oil executives in New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup.More >>

Speaker at bioenergy conference on Sweden's Low Carbon Plan

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:56:34 +1200 | Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the offer of a speaker from Boras in Sweden to be a Keynote Speaker at the conference being held next week in Auckland.More >>

No rubbish applications to new waste fund!

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:45:19 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new fund to assist waste initiatives from businesses, industry, councils and community groups has attracted a large number of innovative applications since it opened. More >>

Green’s transport policy says everything must go

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:52:21 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Green Party owes it to New Zealanders to identify which State highway projects would not proceed under its just released transport policy.More >>

Submissions available on OMV Maari consent application

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:12:58 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

This is an update on the application by OMV NZ for a marine consent to complete their development drilling programme in the Maari field in the Taranaki Basin. More >>

New multi-million dollar bill for taxpayers under failed ETS

Mon, 4 Aug 2014 14:52:36 +1200 | Green Party

New figures showing taxpayers forked out nearly $6 million in the last year on free pollution permits to Rio Tinto show the emissions trading scheme (ETS) must go, the Green Party said today.More >>

EU and NZ Partner on Pacific Sustainable Energy

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:07:30 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

The European Union has devoted substantial resources, totalling almost Euro 100 million (US 134.6 million) to support the adoption of renewable energy technologies and to promote energy efficiency in small island states in the Pacific since 2008.More >>

NZ exceeds commitment to Pacific renewable energy

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:42:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today updated Pacific leaders and post Forum dialogue partners on the progress being made to implement renewable energy projects agreed to at the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit.More >>

AA says pump prices should be dropping

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:47:50 +1200 | Automobile Association

Media Release: 1 August 2014 PetrolWatch – July 2014 AA says pump prices should be dropping More >>

Latest energy statistics published

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:53:05 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today published Energy in New Zealand 2014 , which contains a wide range of energy-related information based on new and consolidated statistics. More >>

 

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