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Govt are repackaging National transport projects - MP

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:53:18 +1200 | RNZ

The National Party says the government has simply adopted its vision for transport in Auckland. More >>

Fuel-car levy could subsidise electric vehicles - govt

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:16:20 +1200 | RNZ

The government is considering putting a levy on imported petrol vehicles to help subsidise electric cars. More >>

PEPANZ welcomes Productivity Commission report

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:02:03 +1200 | PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report into a low emissions economy with its emphasis on using the right policy tools.More >>

Native forests and land-use changes necessary

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:44:53 +1200 | Forest and Bird

Healthy native forests and robust carbon pricing will help New Zealand to have a zero carbon economy by 2050, says Forest & Bird. A draft report by the Productivity Commission released today says it is possible for New Zealand to be carbon-neutral, ...More >>

Emphasis on innovation in low-emissions economy welcome

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:40:36 +1200 | National Energy Research Institute

“The National Energy Research Institute (NERI) welcomes the Productivity Commission draft report ‘Low-emissions economy’ released today”, says Associate Professor Janet Stephenson, Chair of NERI and Director of the Centre of Sustainability, University ...More >>

Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:37:27 +1200 | Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. More >>

Think tank backs path to low-emissions

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:32:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Think tank backs path to low-emissions The Minister for Climate Change says a Productivity Commission draft report into New Zealand’s transition to a low-emissions economy supports work the Government is already putting in place to get there. “The Productivity ...More >>

Meridian supports Productivity Commission’s draft report

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:25:21 +1200 | Meridian Energy

Meridian supports Productivity Commission’s draft report that shows sectors should work together to transition to a low emissions economy More >>

Productivity commission endorses Zero Carbon Act

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:12:00 +1200 | Generation Zero

Generation Zero welcomes the Productivity Commission’s recently released draft report supporting a Zero Carbon Act to facilitate an urgent transition to a low-emissions economy.More >>

10 Years of Loyal Volunteers

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:47:56 +1200 | Community Energy Action

Community Energy Action (CEA) is celebrating this week, as two volunteers of the CEA Curtain Bank commemorate 10 years long service this month. More >>

Auckland transport plan a huge win for commuters

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:19:22 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement in Auckland as a game changer that will deliver on some of the core commitments of the party’s confidence and supply agreement.More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference 24/04/2018 – Veterans Funding

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:11:13 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern held a Post Cabinet press conference today on the announcement of Government funding for support of New Zealand’s returned service men and women with a particular focus on support for post-traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) .More >>

NZ Refining says Marsden Point shutdown hit profit by $8.2m

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:35:30 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Refining, operator of the country's only oil refinery, says its 2017 oil pipeline failure knocked net profit by $8.2 million last year.More >>

Coal is used for much more than just electricity generation

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:05:07 +1200 | Straterra

Straterra, New Zealand’s minerals sector industry organization, has welcomed Energy Minister Megan Woods comment on TVNZ’s Q and A on Sunday that the government has no plans to end coal mining in New Zealand, particularly in light of government’s ...More >>

Q+A: Megan Woods interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:54:19 +1200 | TVNZ

Energy Minister assures consumers they can still cook with gas Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says New Zealand consumers will still be able to cook and heat their water with gas for many years to come, despite the government’s stance on ...More >>

Seabed mining consent challenged in court

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:54:28 +1200 | RNZ

Consent to mine ironsand off the south Taranaki coast was approved without proper data to show how many endangered species live there, the High Court has been told. More >>

Better rainfall improves outlook for NZ gentailers, metrics

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:13:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Favourable rainfall across New Zealand has improved the outlook for the electricity sector according to the latest operating metrics lodged with the NZX.More >>

Electricity review panel looks favourable to current market

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:43:58 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government's electricity sector review appears firmly weighted against any major change to market settings, with six of its eight members identifiably supportive of the broad thrust of electricity market reforms over the ...More >>

PEPANZ searching for analysis on offshore ban

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:18:42 +1200 | PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has lodged a series of Official Information Act requests with Government agencies today seeking the analysis behind the ban on offshore exploration for oil and gas.More >>

Retail power price review panel named

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:16:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has today released the details of who will sit on an expert advisory panel which is tasked with leading a review into the price of electricity in New Zealand.More >>


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