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Margin that it applies to regulated cost of capital reduced

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:24 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) used for regulated businesses. The WACC uplift (or margin) for price-quality regulation has been set at the 67thpercentile, down from the 75th percentile. ...More >>

National has chance to show leadership on limos

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:20:16 +1300 | Green Party

The National Party has the opportunity to show leadership by transitioning our vehicle fleet towards renewable electricity when a new contract to supply Government limousines for VIPs goes to tender next month, the Green Party said today.More >>

Protest at New Plymouth Oil and Gas Expo

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:21:40 +1300 | Climate Justice Taranaki

About 30 protesters from Climate Justice Taranaki, Frack-free Kapiti, Te Uru Pounamu Action Group, Oil Free Wellington, Frack-free Manawatu and the east coast protested yesterday outside New Plymouth's biennial Oil and Gas Expo at the TSB Stadium.More >>

Pump tyres, save fuel and be safer on long weekend

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:29:24 +1300 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

As motorists hit the road for the long weekend, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is encouraging them to save fuel and be safer on the road by checking their tyres when they fill up with petrolMore >>

When Solartopia Transcends King CONG

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:09:17 +1300 | Harvey Wasserman

A green-powered future is our only hope. A planet run by King CONG—Coal, Oil, Nukes & Gas—cannot be sustained. But to get beyond it, our Solartopian vision must embrace more than just a technological transformation.More >>

Proposed Air Quality Bylaw tackles pollution

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:06:37 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Regulatory and Bylaws Committee adopted a draft Air Quality Bylaw today to tackle Auckland’s air pollution. The proposed bylaw has been recommended as a way of meeting national air quality standards, as required by the Government.More >>

Dr. Caldicott Tells of Fukushima’s Lethal Toll

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:27:05 +1300 | Harvey Wasserman

The great Dr. Helen Caldicott graced the Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show this week with her unique assessment of the health effects of Fukushima and the rest of the nuclear power industry.More >>

NZ's biggest commercial solar energy installation

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:29:18 +1300 | Udy Group

New Zealand’s biggest ever commercial solar energy installation on the Tarewa Mega Centre in Whangarei has been switched on. More >>

Marshall Island poet speaks at UN climate summit

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:54:58 +1300 | www.350.org.nz

“The fossil fuel industry is the biggest threat to our very existence as Pacific Islanders. We stand to lose our homes, our communities and our culture. But we are fighting back. This coming Friday thirty Pacific Climate Warriors, joined by hundreds ...More >>

Northpower receives national excellence accolades

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:21:09 +1300 | Northpower

Two of Northpower’s Cable Jointers claimed top spots in the annual Connexis Cable Jointers competition at Thursday night’s Excellence Awards Dinner held in Christchurch. More >>

New milestone in heavy vehicle fuel efficiency

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:38:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says an agreement signed between the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and one of New Zealand’s largest trucking companies is a significant milestone for the Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency ...More >>

International Forum on Water held in Waitangi, NZ

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:08:43 +1300 | Waitaha Water Gathering

The Waitaha Water Gathering happens once every 50 years, always behind closed doors. Elders of the Waitaha Nation of Aotearoa meet, speak and record significant weather and water stories. The last Gathering was in 1964 at Waitangi. More >>

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:23:42 +1300 | Greenpeace

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the Arctic campaign More >>

Electricity Authority begins s18 review into Auckland outage

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:35:51 +1300 | Electricity Authority

Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has requested, under section 18 of the Electricity Industry Act 2010, that the Electricity Authority begin a review into the Auckland power outage which started on Sunday 5 October.More >>

Minister announces power outage inquiry

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:17:12 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has today written to the Electricity Authority to request an inquiry into the Auckland power outage. “This week’s outage was a significant event which disrupted thousands of homes and businesses,” ...More >>

Power Outage Inquiry

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:03:18 +1300 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Thousands of Aucklanders were left without power in the last two nights, which saw costs to businesses running into the millions. More >>

Penrose Substation update #11 – all customers restored

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:50:47 +1300 | Vector Limited

However, there are two more cables to bring into service over this afternoon and evening. More >>

Oil Activists hold funeral

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:23:44 +1300 | Oil Free Auckland

Auckland, 02 October 2014 - Oil Free Auckland activists held a funeral for the dead oil industry as the part-Statoil sponsored Petroleum Summit ended tonight at Skycity Convention Centre.More >>

What are Ngāti Kahungunu water rights and interests

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:59:24 +1300 | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Central to the Ngāti Kahungunu position on our water rights and interests is our desire to work towards the Kahungunu 25 year vision Kahungunu 2026, “to enhance the mana and well-being of Ngāti Kahungunu”. Access to healthy water is an important ...More >>

Bridges: Speech to 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:29:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Our abundance of energy and minerals resources provides us with unique opportunities to build the New Zealand economy. Over the past three years the Government has made significant changes to how the sector is regulated. We’ve done the groundwork necessary ...More >>

 

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