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UN Panel: Renewables, Not Nukes, Can Solve Climate Crisis

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:29:44 +1200 | Harvey Wasserman

The authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has left zero doubt that we humans are wrecking our climate. It also effectively says the problem can be solved, and that renewable energy is the way to do it, and that nuclear power is not.More >>

Taxpayers robbed of $130m in Genesis sale

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:13:26 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwi taxpayers have been robbed of $130 million by the Government in its final failed asset sale, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. More >>

Power Cut as Rotorua Experiences Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:09 +1200 | Unison

Hundreds of customers are without power in rural areas around Rotorua, with the region currently being battered by high winds and heavy rain. More >>

Genesis shares stag 17% at listing, first trade at $1.81

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:04:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy debuted on the NZX this afternoon, rising 26 cents, or 17 percent, from their $1.55 issue price, to $1.81 in the first minutes of trading.More >>

Long weekends on less fuel

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:14:38 +1200 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

With Easter and ANZAC day falling within a week of each other this year and schools breaking for Term One on April 17, many will be taking the opportunity to squeeze in one last holiday road trip before winter hits. Motorists can make their fuel go ...More >>

Govt careless and callous about threatened birds

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:39 +1200 | Green Party

The National Government is increasing the threat to two of the world’s most threatened and unique birds by opening up Victoria Forest Park to petroleum drilling, the Green Party said today.More >>

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:22:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead of tomorrow’s listing after the final partial privatisation in the current programme attracted 68,000 investors.More >>

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:50:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Genesis Energy will have the third-largest New Zealand share register on the NZX when it lists tomorrow, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: The world is burning

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:41:19 +1200 | Martin Doyle

The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is as close to a fire alarm going off for Planet Earth as we're ever going to get. Let the record show who answered the call.More >>

Govt support welcome, doesn’t go far enough

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:10:55 +1200 | Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement last week by the Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges of three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, but says that these don’t go far ...More >>

IPCC - No Excuses for Failing to Act on Climate Change

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:51:59 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth climate organisation Generation Zero is calling for strong action to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions in response to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.More >>

Budgeting for Use of Carbon is Key to Cutting Emissions

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:15:36 +1200 | Sustainability Council of New Zealand

Seriously tackling New Zealand’s emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending. Without new action, New Zealand’s gross emissions are projected to be 23% above its recently announced ...More >>

Emissions growing but limiting warming remains possible

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:37:29 +1200 | NIWA

On Sunday in Berlin the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a further climate change assessment report. This “Fifth Assessment Working Group 3 report” documents recent trends in greenhouse gas emissions and identifies their ...More >>

Smart squeeze on Capital’s emissions

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:03:06 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomes the news today that Wellington City has continued a downward trend in its level of greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade, during a period of overall population and economic growth.More >>

Latest inventory shows National driving climate change

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:34:27 +1200 | Green Party

New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms National’s policies are driving climate change, the Green Party said today. The annual inventory shows New Zealand's gross emissions have risen 20 per cent under National and are ...More >>

Power restored to Hawkes Bay area

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:03:29 +1200 | Transpower

Transpower advises that all power is now restored to around 80,000 homes and businesses following a power outage this afternoon [Thursday]. The cause of the outage was simultaneous lightning strikes on two of the major transmission circuits running into the Hawkes ...More >>

Hawkes Bay Power Outage - Update

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:36:30 +1200 | Transpower

Transpower advises that it is currently experiencing a power outage in the Hawkes Bay area affecting around 80,000 customers. More >>

UN Initiative to Promote Sustainable Energy for All

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:03:21 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations launched today the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.More >>

Fighting Our Fossil-Nuke Extinction

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:05:56 +1200 | Harvey Wasserman

The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster has brought critical new evidence that petro-pollution is destroying our global ecosystem. The third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan confirms that radioactive reactor ...More >>

Greenhouse gas emissions trending down

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:53:34 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Wellington region appears to be bucking the national trend by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in spite of increases in population and regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP).More >>


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