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Energy efficiency proves its role in low-emissions economy

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:03:29 +1300 | EECA

Energy efficiency proves its role in low-emissions economy – Annual Report 2015/16 Improved energy efficiency is helping New Zealand cut thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, as well as saving millions of dollars a year. Links between energy efficiency ...More >>

Deadline looming for power plant decision

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:39:34 +1300 | Green Party

Deadline looming for power plant decision Time is running out for the Government to decide whether people will get a say on Nova Energy’s proposal to build a large gas-fired power plant in south Waikato with significant impacts on the environment ...More >>

Bridges to attend global energy summit

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:14:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges leaves for Singapore today to attend International Energy Week. The global event brings together 28,000 representatives of the energy industry, Governments and non-government organisations from across ...More >>

New Zealand Needs To Grab Every Carbon Credit It Can

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:11:07 +1300 | GreenXperts

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s recent report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions highlights the need for agriculture to make meaningful progress in reducing its emissions. In New Zealand this is particularly important because ...More >>

Redemption of quoted bonds and New Trustpower offer

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:18:17 +1300 | TrustPower

Trustpower – Update on implementation of the Demerger, the Redemption of quoted Trustpower Bonds and New Trustpower's offer of senior bonds Granting of Final Court Orders and implementation of the Demerger More >>

Opposition to electricity reforms not going away

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:40:45 +1300 | EMA

The EMA is puzzled and deeply concerned as to why the Electricity Authority has pushed its transmission pricing proposal into another round of consultation. More >>

Quick-fire round of consultation just a token gesture

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:27:01 +1300 | Joint Press Release

“We welcome the Electricity Authority’s decision to further consult on proposed changes to the way New Zealanders pay for their power, but the fine print suggests this may be just a token gesture to quieten down growing opposition,” Kim Campbell, ...More >>

Energy efficient buildings ideas on offer

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:33:02 +1300 | Facilities Integrate

Commercial landlords can learn about future-proofing their buildings at New Zealand’s dedicated trade show for the facilities management industry in November. More >>

Commitment will boost NZ EV numbers by more than 75%

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:15:50 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Business leaders from some of New Zealand’s most iconic companies have come together today, with a shared vision to transition their fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). More >>

NZ corporates commit to electric vehicle fleet expansion

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:12:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Thirty of New Zealand's largest companies are committing to at least 30 percent of their corporate fleets being electric vehicles by 2019.More >>

Reduced energy and CO2 emissions for refinery

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:06:08 +1300 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Refining NZ has signed a commitment to make the Marsden Point refinery more energy efficient, and further reduce its carbon emissions. More >>

New Zealand in global top ten for energy outcomes

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:27:10 +1300 | Business NZ Energy

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index ranks countries on how well they achieve the energy ‘trilemma’ balance of security, equity and sustainability, and shows New Zealand ranking 9th out of 130 comparator countries, up from 10th last ...More >>

National Indifferent to Impact of Power Price Hikes

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:06:26 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

National is showing little concern for the axe hovering above the Kawerau mill which if proposed Electricity Authority power hikes proceed could force it to close with the loss of more than 700 jobs in the Bay of Plenty, says New Zealand First Spokesperson ...More >>

Fresh views and better process needed on electricity reforms

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:15:18 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Independent external views and better processes are an ‘absolute necessity’ before the Electricity Authority presses ahead with its next wave of proposed reforms say a group of consumer trusts, businesses, farming, local government and electricity ...More >>

Another renewable energy record broken

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:52:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The proportion of renewable energy used in New Zealand continues to reach record levels, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. The finding was released today in the annual Energy in New Zealand report, which highlights key trends in ...More >>

Consensus on need for bigger environmental regime overhaul

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:23:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

A new coalition of environmental, business and infrastructure lobby groups has added new weight to a growing consensus that the 25 year-old Resource Management Act is failing both to allow sufficient development and to protect the environment.More >>

Three sustainable builds showcased

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:24:55 +1300 | Green Building Council

A central Auckland office building and a Northland kura kaupapa have achieved ‘New Zealand excellence’ Green Star ratings, and eight Housing New Zealand homes have achieved high Homestar ratings, in time to celebrate World Green Building Week 2016.More >>

Minister more focused on static electricity than changes

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:09:53 +1200 | Green Party

New Zealand’s smaller hydro and wind electricity generators are being put at risk from changes proposed by the Electricity Authority (EA), while Energy Minister Simon Bridges seems more focused on the static electricity in his office, the Green Party ...More >>

Govt Should ‘Scrap Proposed Power Increases’

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:55:56 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the government should call a halt now to power pricing proposals that will mean higher bills for hundreds of thousands of Kiwis, both households and businesses.More >>

Kiwis don’t want cheaper power at others' expense

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:18:31 +1200 | EMA

"According to a poll commissioned by a group of consumer trusts, businesses, farming, local government and electricity sector participants, the kiwi spirit of giving everyone a fair go is alive and well across the country, with over 50% of Kiwis rejecting ...More >>


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