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Electricity Lines Tariff Reduction Announced

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:55:00 +1300 | Wellington Electricity Lines Limited

Wellington Electricity Lines Limited, the electricity lines company for the Wellington region, has today confirmed a reduction in their line charges that will take effect from 1 April 2015.More >>

Power companies too focussed on short-term pay-outs

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:39:35 +1300 | Green Party

Partially privatised energy companies are keeping electricity prices artificially high and ignoring international clean energy investment opportunities to ensure private shareholders get big pay-outs, the Green Party said today. Genesis Energy today announced ...More >>

Kiwi motorists deserve better from Energy Minister

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:02:43 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Simon Bridge’s letter to petrol companies warning them they have been too slow to cut their prices is no way to regulate an industry or hold the oil companies to account. It’s also a blatant admission New Zealand motorists are being overcharged, ...More >>

Government bending backwards for oil corporations

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:04:32 +1300 | Climate Justice Taranaki

Media Release: Government bending backwards for oil corporations From: Climate Justice Taranaki Date: 18 February 2015 – for immediate release More >>

Meridian privatisation lines pockets of investors

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:01:59 +1300 | Green Party

The partial privatisation of Meridian Energy has led to higher power prices and sent $625 million worth of bloated profits into the pockets of investors, the Green Party said today. Meridian announced today that revenue had risen 22 percent to $1.3 ...More >>

When Will Oil Prices Rise?

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:54:59 +1300 | Kenton-Dau LLC

The next rise in the price of oil may not be as hard to predict as some analysts believe. According to a New Zealand company Kenton-Dau Limited there are precise dates this year when the spot price for Crude Oil is likely to experience a significant ...More >>

Half-year result, six months to 31 December 2014

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:50:29 +1300 | NZ Oil And Gas

Sales of gas are continuing to sustain strong, positive cashflows which New Zealand Oil & Gas is using to focus on acquisitions against a background of lower oil prices affecting valuations.More >>

Bill to safeguard oil supply passed

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:37:43 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy Minister Simon Bridges says a new Bill passed last night will help safeguard the security of New Zealand’s oil supplies. “A secure supply of energy is critical to the well-being of New Zealanders, and is an important part of the government’s ...More >>

EEZ Bill needed to give certainty to gas supply

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:27:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment 17 February 2015 Media Statement EEZ Bill needed to give certainty to gas supply More >>

EEZ Act fix must not weaken environmental protections

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:59:22 +1300 | Green Party

The Government must ensure the public that changes to the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 will not weaken environmental protections and make it easier for mining applications to be approved, the Green ...More >>

Step up on climate change needed now

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:37:41 +1300 | Sir Geoffrey Palmer

The New Zealand Government and the world need to take much stronger action on climate change, a former prime minister and minister for the environment has urged. More >>

Low income families benefit from options

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:28:24 +1300 | NZ Federation of Family Budgeting Services

Low income families can only benefit from increased affordable options for purchasing power, says the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. More >>

Time for Wgtn City Council to oppose deep sea oil drilling

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:23:27 +1300 | Oil Free Wellington

"With the Christchurch City Council openly opposing new oil exploration stretching from South Canterbury to Banks Peninsula it is time for the Wellington City Council to take a stand on deep sea oil drilling," says Oil Free Wellington spokesperson ...More >>

Summary of air submissions released

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:41:56 +1300 | Environment Southland

Southlanders will now get their opportunity to support or oppose the submissions received on the air plan review that seeks to improve the region’s air quality. More >>

Auckland Council Deluged with Emails Ahead of Oil Vote

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:59:54 +1300 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland politicians are facing increasing pressure over a controversial deepsea oil drilling vote set to take place in the Town Hall tomorrow. Councillors are due to decide on Thursday morning whether or not Auckland will back plans to drill for ...More >>

Hikoi Opposing Deep Sea Oil Endorsed by Hapū Leaders

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:22:58 +1300 | Statoil Out

Today northern Maori environmental activists released details of a hikoi that will converge in Kawakawa before heading to Waitangi to co-incide with Government politicians’ arrival on Waitangi Day. The focus of the hikoi is in opposition to Statoil’s seismic ...More >>

Socially Responsible Investment Funds remove fossil fuel

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:33:28 +1300 | Grosvenor Financial Services Group

Wellington, 30 January 2015 – New Zealand-owned financial services provider Grosvenor Financial Services Group announced today that it has removed exposure to all directly-held fossil fuel-related companies within the two Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) ...More >>

Siemens Linked to Major Rights Abuses Across Americas

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:39:25 +1300 | Amazon Watch

Munich, Germany – Dozens of protestors from a coalition of German and international organizations converged today on the shareholder meeting of leading German corporation Siemens to condemn the company's role in egregious human rights violations from Brazil ...More >>

Tuvalu Set for More Efficient and Renewable Energy

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:35:47 +1300 | World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million for the Tuvalu Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP), which will support Tuvalu’s goals of 100 percent renewable energy and 30 percent ...More >>

Canada leaps into the empire of chaos

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:16:26 +1300 | Jim Miles

Canada has always been a part of U.S. imperial ambitions, in spite of our pretensions otherwise. Locked in as we are to the U.S. economy and our dollar only relevant in comparison to the US$, up until the Harper regime Canada was able to maintain that ...More >>


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