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Government cuts Warm-Up programme that saves lives

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:40:24 +1200 | Green Party

National has cut home insulation funding to its lowest ever level in Budget 2016, which will leave thousands of people shivering in their houses again this winter, the Green Party said todayMore >>

Transpower contemplates rise of storage capacity

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:17:58 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - Transpower, the national grid operator, sees a swift and game-changing transformation of the way electricity is delivered to users by 2040 when it expects to see the widespread uptake of 'extensive storage' batteries that ...More >>

Taking the Long View: Solar power crucial for the long game

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:44:55 +1200 | Gord Stewart

Grid defection they call it. It happens when customers find it economical to say goodbye to their power company and the electrical grid in favour of self-generated power from a solar-and-battery system.More >>

Time for the Government to do the right thing

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:58 +1200 | Green Party

Time for the Government to do the right thing and take strong action on climate change It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions ...More >>

wards winners leading by example

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:39:42 +1200 | EECA

Using New Zealanders’ love of sport to promote greater energy efficiency and sustainability has gained Project Litefoot Trust the top honours at the 2016 EECA Awards. Using New Zealanders’ love of sport to promote greater energy efficiency and sustainability ...More >>

TrustPower would 'vigorously' fight loss of revenue

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:36:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 18 (BusinessDesk) - Trustpower could be among the biggest losers under the Electricity Authority's proposed changes to charges for the national grid and is likely to "vigorously" fight changes to distributed generation pricing changes that could slash $25 million ...More >>

NZ First Does Not Support Electricity ‘Crony Capitalism’

Wed, 18 May 2016 14:52:50 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is demanding serious changes to the Electricity Authority and total revision of the proposed Transpower Pricing Methodology. More >>

Transmission pricing methodology – a backwards step for NZ

Wed, 18 May 2016 12:24:23 +1200 | Molly Melhuish

The transmission pricing methodology (TPM) proposal announced today by the Electricity Authority is based on a philosophy that is a travesty of consumer rights. More >>

Gordon Campbell on electricity, executions, and Bob Dylan

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:15:07 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

This week, New Zealand’s crisis of poverty and homelessness has been making headlines around the world . At exactly the same time, Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission.More >>

Ashburton Hit with Largest Proposed Power Price Rise

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:08:07 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Ashburton’s 18,709 electricity consumers will face the largest average price increases in New Zealand at almost $449 a connection under proposals put out today by the Electricity Authority, says New Zealand First.More >>

Flick Electric Co. welcomes the EA's proposed changes

Tue, 17 May 2016 14:38:14 +1200 | Flick Electric Co

Flick Electric Co. is supportive of the Electricity Authority’s (EA) announcement today which outlines their proposed changes to the guidelines that set the transmission pricing methodology (TPM).More >>

Bleak Day for Many in Regions as Power Prices Look To Rise

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:20:39 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

As predicted, many in regional NZ are likely to be slammed with higher power charges to guarantee profits and fat salaries of big energy companies and the Electricity Authority, says New Zealand First.More >>

Major Electricity Users Group to analyse draft TPM decision

Tue, 17 May 2016 12:03:42 +1200 | Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users Group (MEUG) plans to carefully analyse the announcements today by the Electricity Authority on proposed changes to the Transmission Pricing Methodology. More >>

Power pricing review misses the point

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:22:30 +1200 | Green Party

New proposals from the Electricity Authority could force some households to pay hundreds of dollars a year more for power to subsidise big business users, making it even harder for families to warm their homes in the winter, the Green Party said today.More >>

Electricity Authority releases proposed changes

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:28:17 +1200 | Electricity Authority

Electricity Authority releases proposed changes to transmission pricing guidelines 17 May 2016 The Electricity Authority has released a consultation paper outlining its proposed changes to the guidelines that set the transmission pricing methodology ...More >>

Renewable and energy efficiency associations say Yes we can

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:20:30 +1200 | Bioenergy Association

The renewable and energy efficiency associations say that New Zealand can achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets agreed in Paris by domestic mitigation rather than the purchase of international units, and they are out to demonstrate ...More >>

Unfair Regions Bear Burden Of Power Price Changes

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:56:27 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

It’s unacceptable Regional New Zealand is likely to be on the sharp end of the Electricity Authority’s proposed price changes for getting electricity from the national grid, says New Zealand First.More >>

Schools to benefit from renewable energy package

Fri, 13 May 2016 12:54:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has switched on New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery at a South Auckland primary school. More >>

Peaceful climate protest calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion

Fri, 13 May 2016 08:45:03 +1200 | 350 Aotearoa

Peaceful climate protest calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion out of fossil fuel projects More >>

Applications for the Low Carbon Challenge 2016 open

Thu, 12 May 2016 09:49:58 +1200 | Low Carbon Challenge

Applications for the Low Carbon Challenge 2016 are now open for teams innovating in energy, transport, and waste minimisation. More >>

 

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