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First national human rights investigation on climate change

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:28:29 +1300 | Greenpeace

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds despite opposition from fossil fuel companies More >>

Eastland Group to electrify 75 percent of fleet by 2019

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:44:10 +1300 | Eastland Group

Eastland Group has announced a commitment to ensuring its non-commercial vehicle fleet is 75 percent electric by 2019. More >>

Beaches safe from oil spills after Anadarko gives up

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:37:52 +1300 | Green Party

Beaches in Wellington, Wairarapa, and the top of the South Island are at less risk of being decimated by an oil spill after Anadarko surrendered its fossil fuel exploration permits in the Pegasus Basin, the Green Party said today.More >>

Changes to petrol and diesel rules

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:35:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Changes to petrol and diesel specifications will support the growth of lower-emission fuels, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

$300M for consumers from embedded generation subsidy removal

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:06:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The Electricity Authority is ending subsidies to power stations that are embedded in local electricity networks rather than connected to the national grid in a move the regulator says will save consumers around $300 million a year.More >>

ASA rejects challenge to Greenpeace’s "solar tax" campaign

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:44:45 +1300 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, December 6: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a complaint about Greenpeace’s use of the word “tax” to describe an extra charge for solar power has no grounds to proceed.More >>

Time to break up with our banks - 2 December

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:54:06 +1300 | Oil Free Otago

We asked ANZ nicely ages ago to take our invested money out of big coal, oil and gas projects in Australasia and the Pacific, and they ignored us. More >>

Earthquake Journalism Call for Submissions

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:25:29 +1300 | The Scoop Foundation

The Scoop Foundation invites proposals from freelance journalists for significant Earthquake related Public Interest investigative journalism projects to be delivered in the first half of 2017. More >>

Planning for emergencies when you are on Home-Based Dialysis

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:36:22 +1300 | Contact Energy

The second gathering of renal outpatients who live in remote situations and require dialysis for diabetes took place in Kerikeri on Tuesday November 1 thanks to the Contact Energy Renal Fund. The Contact Energy Renal Fund Seminar gathered over 30 ...More >>

Fonterra Site Leading the Way in Energy Efficency

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:16:15 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra’s Edendale site is the most energy efficient dairy manufacturing site in New Zealand according to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). More >>

Ekos Calls On Private Sector To Show Climate Leadership

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:46:56 +1300 | Ekos

Carbon financing entrepreneur Sean Weaver of Ekos is calling on the New Zealand private sector to help the government in climate change ambitions by showing more leadership in climate change responsibility. Dr Weaver was responding to a call by prominent ...More >>

Business calls out National's climate inaction

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:15:39 +1300 | Green Party

The supposedly "business-friendly" National Government is out-of-step with the growing number of New Zealand companies that want stronger action on climate change, the Green Party said today.More >>

Growing global momentum on climate change action

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:49:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has joined countries at the 2016 UN climate change conference, COP22, in fast-tracking the implementation of the historic Paris Agreement. More >>

National Never Out of the Trough

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:15:54 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

It seems as though the National Party is never out of the trough with its latest ‘jobs-for-the-boys’ recipient, says New Zealand First. “Former Cabinet Minister Tony Ryall was appointed to the board of Trustpower on May 2 and on September 30 ...More >>

NZ receives ‘Fossil of the Day’ at UN climate conference

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:23:05 +1300 | New Zealand Youth Delegation

New Zealand has been awarded the notorious ‘Fossil of the Day’ award at the 22nd annual United Nations climate change conference for showing hypocrisy towards fossil fuel subsidy reforms. New Zealand was exposed in its support of the oil and gas industries ...More >>

Minister thanks retiring EECA chief executive

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:10:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has thanked departing EECA chief executive Mike Underhill for decades of service to New Zealand’s energy sector. More >>

“The World Is Waking Up” - DCC Opposes 2017 Block Offer

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:14:14 +1300 | Oil Free Otago

Dunedin City Council met today to choose their stance on the 2017 Petroleum Block Offer. There were submissions from numerous groups including Catholic members of Dunedin community, Seniors for Climate Action, 350 Dunedin and Oil Free Otago. No ...More >>

ACT cautiously supports energy innovation bill first reading

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 17:17:44 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has voted for the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill at first reading today, but will continue to discuss possible changes with the Minister of Energy.More >>

Biggest Government Owned Collapse since DFC

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 16:48:05 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Just like Donald Trump, Steven Joyce seems to be saying losing a billion dollars is smart business, says Labour’s spokesperson on State Owned enterprises David Parker.More >>

EECA appoints new Chief Executive

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:38:12 +1300 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is pleased to announce James Hay has been appointed as its new Chief Executive. More >>

 

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