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COP25: Climate change action going 'backwards' - Fiji's PM

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:26:50 +1300 | RNZ

Fiji's prime minister has hit out at several developed countries during a speech at the UN climate summit in Madrid. More >>

Support for RMA Bill, but concerns about workload

Sun, 8 Dec 2019 14:11:11 +1300 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Submissions on the Resources Management Amendment Bill are generally supportive, though many express concerns about the time frame and resourcing of the accelerated freshwater proposals.More >>

Neutered fuel price inquiry is a cruel joke

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 12:28:42 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the final findings of the Commerce Commission’s inquiry into fuel prices, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “The Commerce Commission’s whole inquiry should be roundly dismissed as a joke. The Government ...More >>

Government fuel tax hikes pump $565m out of Kiwis

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 10:48:20 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government is squarely to blame for Kiwis being fleeced at the petrol pump, having milked half a billion dollars out of motorists in just two years through its fuel tax hikes, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says.More >>

Government funds to continue investing in fossil fuels

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 10:18:58 +1300 | RNZ

Two multi-billion dollar government guaranteed investment funds say they will continue investing in fossil fuel companies, despite the government's efforts to fight climate change.More >>

Competitiveness and transparency in the retail fuel market

Thu, 5 Dec 2019 09:03:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Consumers will benefit from a more competitive, transparent retail fuel market as a result of changes the Government will be making in response to the findings of the Commerce Commission’s study of the fuel sector.More >>

COP 25: Pacific nations demand greater commitments

Wed, 4 Dec 2019 11:14:22 +1300 | RNZ

Small island countries in the Pacific are demanding greater commitments at this week's Madrid climate talks, saying what's been done so far is far from enough. More >>

Northland LED streetlight retrofitting moratorium call

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 10:49:40 +1300 | Susan Botting - Local Democracy Reporter

A Whangarei doctor is calling for a moratorium on Northland’s $6.2 million dollar ‘street lighting technology revolution’. More >>

Leaders urged not to COP out of climate action in Madrid

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 09:46:42 +1300 | RNZ

The latest round of global climate talks has opened in Spain with the head of the UN warning the world risks sleepwalking past a point of no return. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 2/12/19: Once More, The Breach

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 16:56:18 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's began her weekly post-cabinet press conference by discussing schools' responses to the school property funding announced at the Labour Party conference this weekend.More >>

Bridges condemns climate protest vandalism at his office

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 11:49:56 +1300 | RNZ

The National Party leader, Simon Bridges, is criticising protesters for vandalising his Tauranga electorate office. More >>

Moving minerals law away from promotion

Sun, 1 Dec 2019 13:40:23 +1300 | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The review of the Crown Minerals Act has been released and as expected focuses on changing the purpose of the law away from the promotion of mining. More >>

NZ seeks to develop large-scale liquid hydrogen exports

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:56:59 +1300 | New Zealand Hydrogen Association

NZ seeks to use its renewable energy resources to develop large-scale liquid hydrogen exports More >>

Source of Northland power outage remains mystery

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:25:38 +1300 | RNZ

Transpower is still looking for the fault in its circuit that caused yesterday's three-hour blackout across Northland. More >>

EECA achieves carbon zero status

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:54:31 +1300 | EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is walking its talk on reducing emissions by becoming a certified carbon zero organisation. More >>

ENA response to Commerce Commission DPP decision

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:43:57 +1300 | Electricity Networks Association

Electricity consumers should think twice about locking themselves to fixed-term contracts with retailers, after the Commerce Commission slashed revenues of network companies, says Graeme Peters, chief executive of the Electricity Networks Association.More >>

100% renewable electricity has a fatal flaw

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:05:17 +1300 | Molly Melhuish

A fatal flaw in Government’s promise of 100% renewable electricity has been revealed in an Official Information release by MBIE. Their electricity supply scenarios require continuing gas production, and even exploration to assure long term supply.More >>

PGF approves wind turbines funding for Stewart Island

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:17:35 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Stewart Island/Rakiura has been granted $3.16 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to help build two wind turbines, putting the island on a path to sustainable electricity generation, Environment Minister David Parker announced today. “Stewart ...More >>

Meridian adds more renewable energy to Lake Pukaki

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:50:23 +1300 | Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy is increasing New Zealand’s renewable energy potential by unlocking access to additional storage at Lake Pukaki, the country’s largest storage lake. Access to the extra storage at Lake Pukaki, when Transpower declares dry conditions, ...More >>

Jadestone Energy to Acquire a 69% Interest in Maari

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:17:22 +1300 | Jadestone

Jadestone Energy Inc. to Acquire an Operated 69% Interest in the Maari Project, Offshore New Zealand November 18, 2019—Singapore: Jadestone Energy Inc. (AIM:JSE, TSXV:JSE) (“Jadestone” or the “Company”), an independent oil and gas production ...More >>


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