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Fonterra: lack of gas may put coal conversion plans on hold

Sun, 19 May 2019 17:42:45 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Fonterra says uncertainty about gas supply may mean it has to rethink plans to switch some of its plants from coal to gas. More >>

OMV says gas disclosure expectations may be unrealistic

Wed, 15 May 2019 18:44:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) - OMV says it supports greater disclosure of outages in the gas sector but is concerned some players may have unrealistic expectations of new rules intended to make that happen.More >>

Extinction Rebellion Behind OMV Hoax

Wed, 15 May 2019 13:55:29 +1200 | Extinction Rebellion

We, activists of international environmentalist group Extinction Rebellion, are behind the OMV hoax recently causing confusion among journalists around the world. More >>

Carbon Reduction Brought to Life

Tue, 14 May 2019 13:58:12 +1200 | EMANZ

EMANZ and The Sustainability Society today announced a second Keynote speaker for their joint conference on practical actions on how companies can reduce emissions. More >>

Govt opens low-carbon summit

Thu, 9 May 2019 12:24:03 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 9 (BusinessDesk) - The government will invest $27 million to establish a new energy centre in Taranaki as a gesture towards assisting the region's transition from a multi-billion dollar oil and gas industry to a low-carbon economy.More >>

On the token moves on climate change and interest rates

Thu, 9 May 2019 11:50:27 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Yesterday, a visiting Martian would reasonably conclude that New Zealanders takes the threat of inflation a lot more seriously than climate change. To all outward appearances, the Reserve Bank has been set up to act independently of the wishes ...More >>

Way more stuff like this, please - Greenpeace to Govt

Thu, 9 May 2019 10:34:29 +1200 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, May 9: Greenpeace says the announcement this morning that the Government will establish a clean energy centre in Taranaki is a small step in the right direction. More >>

New Energy Development Centre funding announcement welcomed

Thu, 9 May 2019 09:56:50 +1200 | Venture Taranaki

Taranaki’s business and civic leadership have welcomed the Government’s commitment to funding and support to enable the establishment of the National New Energy Development Centre, stating that it is a significant step in New Zealand’s transition to a ...More >>

Government invests in clean energy centre

Thu, 9 May 2019 09:31:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government will establish a clean energy centre in Taranaki to help lead New Zealand’s transition to a low carbon future, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.More >>

Meridian Energy welcomes Zero Carbon Bill

Wed, 8 May 2019 19:27:42 +1200 | Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy welcomes the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to Parliament as a milestone step in New Zealand’s climate change leadership. More >>

Climate change bill, independent commission announced

Wed, 8 May 2019 11:13:01 +1200 | RNZ

The government has unveiled its plan to combat climate change, under which methane will be treated differently to other greenhouse gases, in response to push back from the agricultural industry.More >>

Nature’s Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Extinctions ‘Accelerating’

Tue, 7 May 2019 10:22:12 +1200 | IPBES

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy ...More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 6/5/19: Weed Tomorrow

Mon, 6 May 2019 17:25:09 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened Monday's post-cabinet press conference partly using sign language, to recognise New Zealand Sign Language Week.More >>

Global CO2 levels reach record highs

Mon, 6 May 2019 15:29:36 +1200 | RNZ

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's upper atmosphere has again reached record highs. More >>

No fanfare for start of Govt’s Resource Strategy

Sun, 5 May 2019 15:16:54 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Without any fanfare the Government has begun the development of a “Resource Strategy for petroleum and minerals”. More >>

Govt seeks exploration proposals for onshore Taranaki

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:37:54 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Almost 2,200 square-kilometres of Taranaki is being offered for oil and gas exploration in the much-delayed 2018 block offer. More >>

Electricity price rise shown in latest inflation data

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 15:06:15 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Mixed performance for energy prices in the latest Consumer Price Index was a major driver of inflation with electricity prices increasing 1.3% in the March quarter. More >>

MPs voice concern about power prices and affordability

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:47:05 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

MPs have once again sent a message to the electricity sector that they are not happy with power prices. This is a warning the political phase of the Electricity Price Review is yet to begin.More >>

Departments reluctant to take up electric vehicles

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:42:33 +1200 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The new dashboard covering the average CO2 emissions for government agencies with a fleet of light vehicles shows how little progress has been made in complying with ministers’ desire for a greater uptake of electric vehicles.More >>

A 100% Renewable Electricity Pipedream

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:22:14 +1200 | Azwood Energy

The Government’s plan to move to wholly renewable electricity by 2035 is “extravagant” and could drive up electricity prices by 39 per cent, industry insiders have heard. Coupled with recent findings that fossil fuel-generated electricity production has ...More >>

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