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Regional Council begins move to electric vehicles

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:27:24 +1200 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) today added the first fully electric car to its vehicle fleet, on the same day transport Minister Simon Bridges announced an extensive package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New ...More >>

Road Transport Forum welcomes electric vehicle announcement

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:09:08 +1200 | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum welcomes electric vehicle RUC announcement Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed the announcement today by Transport Minister Simon Bridges that electric powered heavy vehicles be exempt from road user charges ...More >>

Let’s get the electric vehicle revolution going

Thu, 5 May 2016 17:08:48 +1200 | Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Networks Association has today welcomed the Government’s measures to increase the number of electric vehicles on New Zealand’s roads. More >>

Electric vehicles part of smart, future-focused Auckland

Thu, 5 May 2016 16:30:53 +1200 | Vic Crone

Vic Crone, candidate for Mayor of Auckland, has welcomed the Government’s measures to increase New Zealand’s uptake of electric vehicles. More >>

Vector - leading the charge

Thu, 5 May 2016 15:33:12 +1200 | Vector

Vector welcomes the Minister of Energy’s “Electric Vehicles Partnership Programme”, a package of measures to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand released today.More >>

Kiwis Choose Blankets over Heating Bills

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:13:45 +1200 | Canstar

Auckland, 29 April 2016 – New Zealanders would rather battle the cold with a blanket or add extra clothing layers than increase their heating bill according to the results of the latest Canstar Blue survey.More >>

Z Energy cleared to acquire Chevron subject to divestments

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:41:56 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has cleared Z Energy Limited’s application to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand, the owner of the Caltex and Challenge brands in New Zealand.More >>

Z cleared to buy Caltex assets, must sell 20 petrol stations

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:25:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) - Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price ...More >>

Decision to keep Huntly operating in NZ's best interest

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:22:06 +1200 | NZCID

“The announcement today that Genesis will retain the strategic electricity reserve at Huntly may not please everyone, but the importance of ensuring a stable electricity supply close to demand centres is paramount,” says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand ...More >>

Govt acknowledges Genesis commitment to removing coal units

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:23:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged Genesis Energy’s continuing commitment to phasing out its two remaining coal units by 2022. More >>

WCC announces reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:59:10 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council announced today that Wellington’s gross greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 2.1% between 2001 and 2015. More details will be release in the Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Wellington City and the Greater Wellington ...More >>

Sale of Vector Gas Limited completed

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:12:32 +1200 | Vector Limited

Vector is pleased to advise that the sale of Vector Gas Limited, which owns and operates Vector’s gas transmission and non-Auckland gas distribution businesses, to First State Funds, was completed today. Vector acknowledges the effort of all parties involved ...More >>

The Climate Change in Our Veins - Scott Poynton

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:08:53 +1200 | Scott Poynton

My father was diagnosed with cancer at the end of the year 2000 and his doctors gave him just 12 months to live. They put him on chemotherapy in a bid to extend his life but in February 2002, he succumbed in something of a flurry, at home, in my arms.More >>

Bennett travels to United States

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:34:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett travels to the United States today to represent New Zealand at several major international events. More >>

Govt cheated on international climate commitments

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:12:59 +1200 | Green Party

Govt cheated on international climate commitments The Green Party is calling on the National Government to immediately cancel all fake emission reduction units it owns and admit it cheated in order to meet its global commitments to cut climate ...More >>

“Huntly must close” in wake of coal company bankruptcy

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:45:56 +1200 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 14: The pressure is mounting for New Zealand’s last coal fired power-plant, Huntly, to close its two remaining coal units in the wake of news that the world’s largest private sector coal company has just filed for bankruptcy.More >>

Long-awaited grid cost-sharing paper due May 17

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:42:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) - A long-awaited recommendation on how the cost of the national electricity grid should be shared in future is due on May 17. More >>

Bioenergy Association welcomes energy awards recognition

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:39:28 +1200 | Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of the association’s executive officer, Brian Cox, as a finalist for an Energy Leadership Award.More >>

Attacks on household energy investment

Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:54:13 +1200 | Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Authority is pushing New Zealanders to become captives to the electricity industry. Its policies are protecting monopolistic lines companies, but failing to protect domestic consumers.More >>

Council again a finalist in 2016 EECA awards

Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:41:08 +1200 | Kapiti Coast District Council

8 APRIL 2016 The council has been listed as a finalist in this year’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) awards after a double win two years ago. More >>

 

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