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Centralines Announces Discount for Customers

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:26:36 +1300 | Centralines

Central Hawke’s Bay consumer-owned lines company, Centralines, has this week declared a $1.2 million discount for its customers, on the back of a solid result for the 2014/15 financial year.More >>

Caritas Director to speak at Paris Climate Conference

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:40:47 +1300 | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director, Julianne Hickey, will bring the voices of Pacific peoples affected by climate change to a global audience at the historic Paris Climate Change conference (COP 21) in December.More >>

Green Party to join the People’s Climate March

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:23:01 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party will be out in force this weekend, as MPs, celebrities and supporters join the Green Bloc to march in solidarity with thousands of Kiwis taking to the streets to demand action on climate change.More >>

Government likely to scrap “one-for-two” ETS surrenders

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:34:49 +1300 | Bell Gully

The Government has sent a clear signal that arrangements put in place to ease the impact of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) on certain sectors during the Global Financial Crisis could be scrapped as early as next year. More >>

Cut down on red meat, buy an EV and reduce your emissions

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:54:26 +1300 | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New research has identified where households can make a real difference to their greenhouse gas emissions – and cutting down on red meat and purchasing an electric vehicle are top of the list.More >>

ETS review an opportunity for forestry

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:19:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Today’s announcement of the start of a review of the NZ ETS brings an opportunity to consider how New Zealand can further incentivise the planting of more forests, says Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew.More >>

No John Key, science alone won’t save us, action will

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:15:01 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is challenging the Government to release the evidence that backs up the Prime Ministers’ claim that agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be solved in 3 to 4 years.More >>

Government begins review of ETS

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:12:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government has begun its review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess its operation and effectiveness to 2020 and beyond, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today.More >>

SMC Science Deadline: Climate talks, rising seas

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:18:49 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Issue 354, 20 Nov 2015 In this issue: Climate talks Sea level rise Journalism Fellow Civics & Media Quick Links SMC Alerts Calendar Briefings Media Registration About us Contact the SMC Top news from the Science Media Centre's news sharing ...More >>

Energy ministers set course for new era at IEA

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:45:28 +1300 | International Energy Agency

IEA Ministerial meeting signals solidarity with France, opens doors to broader engagement with emerging economies More >>

Too Much Ideology in National’s Energy Policy

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:54:42 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters Member of Parliament for Northland New Zealand First Leader 12 NOVEMER 2015 Speech to Energy Trusts of NZ Spring Conference Copthorne Hotel, Waitangi, Bay of Islands 7pm, 12th November, 2015 Too Much Ideology in National’s ...More >>

EECA Board appointments

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:56:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has reappointed Tom Campbell as Chair of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), reappointed Elena Trout, and appointed Hon Phil Heatley as Members of the Authority. All three appointments ...More >>

Meridian would consider wind farm if Genesis closes Huntly

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:34:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns says a new wind farm is one of the options on the table if the country's biggest electricity generator can't convince Genesis Energy to keep open two ageing gas and coal-fired electricity ...More >>

NZ government committed to RMA reform in 2016

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:54:29 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The government remains committed to long-stalled reform of the Resource Management Act in 2016, in a form that garners enough support in the parliament, Economic Development Steven Joyce has confirmed, with the launch ...More >>

No Need for Greens Renewable Energy Bill

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:31:56 +1300 | United Future NZ Party

United Future did not support Green MP, Gareth Hughes’ energy Bill because it is unnecessary said UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne. More >>

Greens offer Government chance to vote for the environment

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:10:51 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is offering the National Government the chance today to vote for the environment, and show it can work constructively across parities to future proof our economy by voting for two Green Party Members’ Bills, the Green Party says.More >>

Free Press - November 10th

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:03:11 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

Good and Bad Economists ACT exists in part to advocate sensible economics from the cross benches. ACT starts from Henry Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson : “The bad economist sees only what strikes the eye; the good economist also looks beyond. ...More >>

Meridian calls for Genesis to keep coal-fired station open

Fri, 6 Nov 2015 14:52:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) - All-renewables electricity generator Meridian Energy has initiated talks with rival Genesis Energy to preserve access to two ageing gas and coal-fired electricity plants at the Huntly power station, which Genesis intends ...More >>

Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner

Fri, 6 Nov 2015 13:47:12 +1300 | Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

The Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner has won the small business category in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards 2015, announced in Auckland last night. More >>

Green Party proposes business tax breaks

Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:33:57 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party has today launched a suite of new policies that will dramatically increase the number of electric vehicles on New Zealand roads, save Kiwis money, and cut pollution.More >>


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