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Terms of Reference into Fuel Price Inquiry released

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:11:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Terms of Reference for the Fuel market Financial Performance Study Energy have been released today, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Energy Policies of IEA Countries - New Zealand 2017 Review

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:43:41 +1300 | International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a ...More >>

Clean energy and electricity security at centre of NZ visit

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:41:17 +1300 | International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency’s executive director, Dr Fatih Birol, visited New Zealand this week where he presented with Judith Collins, the Minister of Energy and Resources, the IEA’s latest in-depth review of New Zealand energy policies.More >>

Standing Rock Protest Campsite to be Cleared

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:49:14 +1300 | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

I continue to ask that there be no forcible removal of remaining campers. Peace and Safety is the priority. More >>

Household consumer concerns confirmed

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:30:34 +1300 | Molly Melhuish

The International Energy Agency’s 2017 review of New Zealand’s energy policies confirms that household electricity prices have risen much faster than in other IEA countries. By 2014, prices were well above IEA average, while industrial prices are ...More >>

World first initiative to power energy innovation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:28:57 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation.More >>

Energy Minister welcomes IEA review

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:53:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A review of New Zealand’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency (IEA) generally praises our approach while pointing out further opportunities, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says.More >>

350 submission today to CC council electricity purchase

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:45:15 +1300 | 350 Christchurch

Below is the submission to the Christchurch City Council presented by Charles Drace on behalf of 350.org Christchurch on Thursday, Feb 9, 2017. More >>

Households pay less on electricity than on petrol, insurance

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 17:53:50 +1300 | Electricity Retailers' Association of NZ

Kiwi households spend an average of just $37.90 per week on electricity – less than 3 per cent of weekly expenditure – says the Electricity Retailers’ Association. More >>

Auckland Transport to trial electric buses

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:46:22 +1300 | Auckland Transport

The government has announced funding for the E-Bus trial and related infrastructure as part of the EECA Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. More >>

Unwelcome $78.3 Million New Year Surprise for Consumers

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:38:39 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authority (EA) has inadvertently confirmed everything New Zealand First has said about its swingeing power price increases. More >>

Commission's approach supports new energy future

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:53:23 +1300 | Vector

Auckland energy company, Vector, welcomes the Commerce Commission’s future-focused approach to its final network regulation decision. More >>

Second lowest carbon emissions from electricity on record

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:15:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today shows the highest renewable electricity generation in 20 years for a September quarter, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says.More >>

Review of rules for regulated electricity, gas, airport

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:34:49 +1300 | Commerce Commission

Commission releases final decisions on review of rules for regulated electricity, gas and airport services More >>

Government Power Prices Rip-Off Ashburton

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:16:49 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Ashburton facing average power price increases of $226 p.a. More >>

Government Power Prices Rip-Off Aucklanders

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:13:20 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Aucklanders facing average power price increases of $176 p.a. More >>

Block Offer 2016 announced

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:04:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced that while Block Offer 2016 received a low number of bids in comparison to previous years, exploration activity is continuing.More >>

Electricity Authority’s Reaction an Insult to Northlanders

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:32:04 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authority’s claim it knew nothing about the decision to scuttle the pulp mill project at Ngawha is an insult to every Northlander who desperately wants the economy to grow.More >>

Fossil fuels “faltering”: Lose out on $5 trillion in assets

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:22:13 +1300 | 350 Aotearoa

The fossil fuel industry is “faltering” and divestment numbers have skyrocketed, according to a new report by Arabella Advisors. More >>

Joyce Fails to Understand High Power Prices Stifle Growth

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:46:16 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce is incapable of understanding that power price hikes are stifling major development, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Energy and Commerce Fletcher Tabuteau.More >>

 

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