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Feedback sought on Council plans for growth

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:59:57 +1200 | Wellington City Council

An extra 50,000 people are expected to be living in Wellington City in 30 years’ time and planning is well under way to make sure the new housing and services they will need are sustainably developed in areas that will benefit the city most.More >>

Call to action on climate change and health

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:31:01 +1200 | OraTaiao

Ten New Zealand health organisations have released a joint ‘Call to Action on Climate Change and Health’ today. More >>

The Top of the South joins the global call for 100% clean

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:23:43 +1200 | Nelson People's Climate March

At 2pm residents and visitors of the Nelson Region will gather at Millers Acre and march down Trafalgar Street to join in the millions-strong call for a 100% clean energy future.More >>

More oil company subsidies, power price increases under Nats

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:13:15 +1200 | Green Party

Power prices are set to rise further under National along with our carbon emissions, as outlined in its Energy and Resources policy announced this morning, the Green Party said today.More >>

4th tranche of Auckland Housing Accord licenses sprawl

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:13:50 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is appalled at the next stage of the Auckland Housing Accord, released today, as it is once again focussed on urban sprawl. The fourth tranche of 41 Special Housing Areas (SHAs), allows for 8000 dwellings, nearly ...More >>

Responsibly realising NZ’s energy potential

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:05:34 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National will continue to support the responsible development of our energy potential to create high-paying jobs, raise living standards, and build a more productive economy for all New Zealanders, Energy and Resources Spokesman Simon Bridges said today. ...More >>

Focus on fracking in law talk

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:20:05 +1200 | University of Waikato

A visiting law expert will use the controversial fracking process to demonstrate how the use of sustainable development law is evolving to deal with technological change.More >>

ETS to go this time

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:39:17 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party will make scrapping the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) a high priority during negotiations with National post election” said Robin Grieve, Joint Primary Industry Spokesperson.More >>

Green Party launches plan for cleaner, cheaper energy

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:19:58 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party today launched its plan for cleaner, cheaper, smarter energy with a target of reaching 100 percent renewable generation by 2030. More >>

Despite Price Dip, Uranium Demand, Production on the Rise

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:30:28 +1200 | UN News

Uranium ore is processed into a concentrate known as yellowcake and packed in special, tightly sealed steel drums similar in size to oil barrels. Photo: IAEA More >>

New environmentally friendly home loan offer for Cantabrians

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:20:04 +1200 | BNZ

BNZ is helping Canterbury customers build back sustainably by chipping in towards the costs of purchasing and installing home insulation.More >>

Commerce Commission to consider electricity metering merger

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 17:16:11 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Vector Limited seeking clearance to acquire Arc Innovations Limited from Meridian Energy Limited. More >>

Commission settles with Horizon Energy

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:32:35 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has reached an out-of-court settlement with Horizon Energy Distribution Limited (Horizon Energy) for earning more than its price path allowed in 2011/12. For the year ended 31 March 2012, Horizon Energy exceeded its price path ...More >>

Regions Better Off with Share of Royalties

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 11:52:10 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

National is rejecting a game changer for the regions - the sharing of hundreds of millions of dollars from royalties from oil, gas and minerals, says New Zealand First. More >>

Project looking at harnessing methane from tannery waste

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:51:07 +1200 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury research project is looking at the possibility of harnessing methane from New Zealand tannery waste so it can become a source of renewable energy. More >>

Largest solar array in the Pacific completed

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:43:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the completion of the Apia racecourse solar array in Samoa today. More >>

On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:24:03 +1200 | UN News

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability.More >>

EPA grants marine consent for OMV exploration well

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:11:51 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has granted a marine consent to OMV New Zealand Ltd for its Whio-1 exploration well in the Taranaki Basin. More >>

Final decision on Transpower allowances, quality standards

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:01:25 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the allowances for operating and base capital expenditure, quality standards, and reporting requirements that will be used to set Transpower’s price-quality path for the next five year regulatory ...More >>

Why Gisborne would need a ‘local share’ of royalties

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:42:08 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Every year the Government receives hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments for oil, gas, coal and mineral extraction in New Zealand. More >>


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