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Energy efficiency key to lowering cost of renewables push

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:18:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) - A focus on energy efficiency will lower the cost of the country’s drive toward greater renewable energy use and may increase the scale of emission reductions achieved, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority ...More >>

Mercury points to peaking gains as FY production drops 10%

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:30:44 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) - Mercury NZ says it relied on the peaking capacity of its Waikato hydro generation to capture high wholesale power prices in the June quarter. More >>

Decision: electricity and gas is NZ’s energy future

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:26:21 +1200 | First Gas

First Gas has welcomed a report released today that concludes that any practical electricity-based energy future for New Zealand requires a gas network. More >>

UPDATE: Govt eyes 2025 for farm-level emissions pricing

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:53:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government plans to start policing emissions at the farm level from 2025 but has split with industry on how best to start bringing emissions down in the meantime.More >>

ICCC’S Work Highlights the Importance of Climate Commission

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:58:53 +1200 | Generation Zero

Youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero welcome the Interim Climate Change Committee’s (ICCC’s) reports: Accelerated Electrification and Action on agricultural emissions ; which were finally released by the Government today, almost three months ...More >>

ICCC report confirms importance of natural gas

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:52:02 +1200 | PEPANZ

The importance of natural gas in keeping power prices down and reducing emissions has been confirmed by the Government’s Interim Climate Change Committee (ICCC), says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).More >>

Bioenergy solutions can offset farm emissions

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:50:43 +1200 | Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association welcomes the proposal from Government in its “Action on Agricultural Emissions” to provide credits for reductions of gross greenhouse gas emissions from farms.More >>

Iwi leader to sue Govt over climate change

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:47:39 +1200 | Climate change Iwi Leaders Group

The Government is being sued for its failure to protect Māori from climate change, in a new High Court proceeding filed today. More >>

Interim Climate Change Committee - Expert Reaction

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:44:10 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The Government has released two reports from the Interim Climate Change Committee, along with details on how it plans to respond to the recommendations. More >>

NZ embracing renewable electricity future

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:37:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A future where New Zealand’s electricity generation is entirely renewable is within our reach, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods. More >>

Committee calls for accelerated electrification

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:27:50 +1200 | Interim Climate Change Committee

The independent Interim Climate Change Committee’s report on Accelerated Electrification was released today by the Minister for Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods. More >>

Time for action on reducing agricultural emissions

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:24:16 +1200 | Interim Climate Change Committee

The independent Interim Climate Change Committee’s report Action on agricultural emissions was released today by the Minister for Climate Change, Hon James Shaw and the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Damien O’Connor. More >>

UPDATE: Crucial carbon reduction recommendations due

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:36:23 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) - Crucial recommendations affecting the New Zealand farming and electricity sectors are due for release by the government's Interim Climate Change Committee tomorrow (Tuesday) in Wellington.More >>

Crucial carbon reduction recommendations due tomorrow

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:59:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) - Crucial recommendations affecting the New Zealand farming and electricity sectors are due for release by the government's Interim Climate Change Committee tomorrow (Tuesday) in Wellington.More >>

Biofuel can be good alternative for woodlot owners

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:15:15 +1200 | Bioenergy Association

With wood not able to be sold in China the alternative of it being used as biofuel can be good for woodlot owners More >>

DB Breweries to switch Timaru plant from coal next year

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:33:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) - DB Breweries is planning to switch its brewery at Timaru onto wood chip by the end of next year as part a plan to halve the group’s emissions by 2030.More >>

Release of TPM issues paper postponed

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 20:43:37 +1200 | Electricity Authority

The Authority’s Board has decided to postpone the release of its issues paper on the transmission pricing methodology review. More >>

Ecogas a model for all communities

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 18:36:09 +1200 | Bioenergy Association

Ecogas processing of food waste to produce energy and bio-fertiliser at Reporoa is a model for all communities More >>

UPDATE: Refining NZ plans country's biggest solar farm

Mon, 8 Jul 2019 13:31:57 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 8 (BusinessDesk) - Refining NZ is considering installing a 26-megawatt solar electricity generation array alongside the Marsden Point oil refinery. More >>

EA Chair casts further doubt on renewable energy target

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 16:49:50 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Electricity Authority Chairman Brent Layton says moving to 100% renewable generation will be difficult to achieve while maintaining current levels of reliability and affordability.More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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