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Taking the Long View: Silent Revolution

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:20:13 +1200 | Gord Stewart

A bit of safety advice for travelling in the Netherlands: Look both ways before you step off the curb. More >>

Zero Carbon Bill attracts thousands of submissions

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:04:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government’s plan to introduce a new Zero Carbon Bill has brought thousands of people together to discuss how we address climate change. More >>

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:35:36 +1200 | NIWA

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty “getting off the starting blocks” when it comes to planning for coastal climate change. More >>

Respite for Taranaki in Methanex announcement

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:14:25 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Methanex’s announcement that they have secured gas contracts through to 2029 is a much-needed confidence booster for the Taranaki region after being hung out to dry by the Coalition Government, National’s Energy And Resources spokesperson Jonathan ...More >>

EA appoints MBIE energy boss James Stevenson-Wallace

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:34:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) - The Electricity Authority has appointed one of the government’s senior energy policy advisors as its new chief executive. More >>

Youth message on Zero Carbon Act: 'Don't mess this up'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:25:15 +1200 | RNZ

The young New Zealanders credited with driving momentum for a Zero Carbon Act have implored MPs not to mess it up in the final stages. More >>

Electricity Authority appoints new Chief Executive

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:36:38 +1200 | Electricity Authority

17 July 2018 Electricity Authority Chair Brent Layton today announced the appointment of James Stevenson-Wallace as the Authority's new Chief Executive. More >>

Carbon neutral goal reliant on electric cars - Govt

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:27:15 +1200 | RNZ

If New Zealand is to meet its zero carbon pledge, nearly all the country's cars will have to be zero-emission by 2050, Climate Change Minister James Shaw says. More >>

Renewable energy consent cliff warning issued

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:47:58 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Renewable energy consent cliff warning issued This report was first published in the Energy and Environment bulletin on July 11 More >>

Electricity Review focuses on energy poverty

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:44:48 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Electricity Review focuses on energy poverty This report was first published in the Energy and Environment bulletin on July 11 More >>

Taranaki needs oil and gas, not an ‘economy manager’

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:24:37 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“No amount of communist-style economic planning will undo the damage of the oil and gas ban,” says Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. “The Government wants to shield Taranaki’s economy by appointing a $600,000-dollar ‘transitional ...More >>

Funding for Taranaki hydrogen infrastructure

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:05:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Acting Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has announced a Provincial Growth Fund investment to help develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Taranaki. More >>

Why Forestry Biomass Is Carbon Neutral

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:05:55 +1200 | Azwood Energy

The Carbon Zero Bill - the legislation that will guide New Zealand to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 – is now out for consultation. Wood energy will play a vital role in helping New Zealand transition to a low-emissions future through conversions that ...More >>

Warmer Kiwi Homes Insulation programme launched

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:55:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The country has been hit with a series of cold snaps this winter but low-income homeowners can now warm up with grants covering two thirds of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says.More >>

Sovereign Wealth Fund One Planet Summit - Elysee Statement

Sat, 7 Jul 2018 10:34:43 +1200 | Soverign Wealth Funds Group

President Macron, we the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds thank you for hosting us today and for both having conceived of this initiative and championing it every step of the way.More >>

Taking our foot off the pedal

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 10:15:56 +1200 | Paymark

Petrol prices have increased for many Aucklanders this week as the regional petrol tax came into effect. Pump prices had already been rising before 1 July, due to rising international oil prices, and appear to be having an effect on wider spending patterns, ...More >>

Feedback: customised price-quality paths for lines companies

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 09:33:57 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on two recent customised price-quality paths for electricity lines companies to improve future processes. More >>

New Chair for EMANZ

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 16:59:12 +1200 | Energy Management Association

Yvonne Gilmore of Christchurch City Council has taken over from Scott Noyes, who announced he would be stepping down at the recent EMANZ AGM. More >>

Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2018 finalists announced

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 10:50:11 +1200 | Deloitte

Twenty-one energy focused organisations and individuals will be competing for top honours at the 2018 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. Today’s announcement showcases the high-calibre of people and organisations working within the energy sector.More >>

Petrol Taxes A Needless Roundabout

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 10:07:33 +1200 | Social Credit Party

The combination of petrol tax increases and a higher families package is a needless roundabout that will be self cancelling for some households and unnecessarily expensive for many others.More >>


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