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Labour’s Policy Is Leading To Energy Emergency

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:23:02 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Power prices rising to two to three times the long-run average, is the latest sign New Zealand is rapidly facing an energy emergency, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says. “The consequences of Labour’s oil and gas ...More >>

Future Of Energy Event Not Your Average Conference

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:34:54 +1200 | Energy Academy

People with big ideas on the future of energy in New Zealand are invited to join the LUMO symposium this November. Hosted by Energy Academy, which was born out of local electricity distribution company Orion Group’s commitment to ‘powering ...More >>

Taranaki Community Transition Plan Wants Fossil Fuel Phase Out By 2030

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 09:51:09 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

A new just transition plan released today by Climate Justice Taranaki calls for a major shift towards a domestic economy and away from exports and imports in a phase out of fossil fuels by 2030. The document focuses on Aotearoa’s three main greenhouse ...More >>

Bans Are Not The Way To Transition

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 14:43:34 +1200 | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Efforts to phase out coal and natural gas announced by the Government today are a blow to New Zealand’s energy security and well-being, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "Right now we are seeing major industries cutting back production ...More >>

Gas Plan Boosts Taupō Energy Hub

Fri, 2 Apr 2021 14:42:46 +1300 | Firstgas Group

A plan to blend Taupō -generated hydrogen into local natural gas supplies, before switching to delivering 100 per cent hydrogen by 2050, will boost the local energy economy according to Firstgas Group, which operates the natural gas pipe networks ...More >>

Gas Plan For New Energy Hub In Waikato

Fri, 2 Apr 2021 14:41:14 +1300 | Firstgas Group

A plan to blend Waikato-generated hydrogen into local natural gas supplies, before switching to delivering 100 per cent hydrogen by 2050, will create a new local energy economy according to Firstgas Group, which operates the natural gas pipe networks ...More >>

Focus On Gross Emissions Puts Commission Plan On Wrong Track

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:32:00 +1300 | Energy Resources Aotearoa

An unnecessary focus on gross rather than net emissions has put the Climate Change Commission on the wrong track, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa’s submission on the Commission’s draft advice. "Our sector fully supports the transition ...More >>

A Zero Carbon Gas Future For New Zealand - Firstgas Group Announces Results Of Hydrogen Trial Study

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:14:46 +1300 | Firstgas Group

Firstgas Group has today announced a plan for decarbonisation of its gas pipeline network in New Zealand. Hydrogen will be blended into the North Island natural gas network from 2030, with conversion to a 100 per cent hydrogen grid by 2050. This ...More >>

Taranaki To Play Critical Role In A Zero-Carbon Gas Future For New Zealand

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:07:22 +1300 | Venture Taranaki

Taranaki Regional Development Agency Venture Taranaki welcomes Firstgas Group’s findings from their recent Hydrogen Trial report, commending the very substantive piece of work they have completed. "It is evident Taranaki will continue to ...More >>

Renewables, Disruptive Technologies Seen As Energy Leader’s Key Priorities

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:38:43 +1300 | Business NZ Energy Council

The twelfth annual World Energy Council (WEC) Issues Monitor for New Zealand shows climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency are hot issues for energy executives. This year energy leaders see carbon abatement as a critical uncertainty, ...More >>

Government Facing The Reality Of Importing Gas

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:50:41 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

A flurry of revelations in the past month show the oil and gas ban is unfolding exactly as officials predicted, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says. Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods told Parliament today that ...More >>

Recognizing ‘Historic Tipping Point’, UN Begins Push Towards More Sustainable Energy Future

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 18:00:27 +1300 | UN News

Renewable energy is “crucial for building a sustainable, prosperous and peaceful future”, the UN chief said on Wednesday, launching an accelerated drive for clean energy and climate action. “Our challenge is clear: to achieve net zero emissions ...More >>

Energy Wins A Successful Step In Cutting NPDC Carbon Footprint

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:36:39 +1300 | New Plymouth District Council

LED street lights. Our district is growing, but NPDC has shrunk its carbon footprint over the last 15 years, even while it serves more people. And our emissions are expected to fall even faster if Councillors greenlight to proposals to Green our Place in ...More >>

Sustainable Energy Key To COVID-19 Recovery In Asia And The Pacific

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:22:50 +1300 | Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the region has been spared many of the worst effects seen in other parts of the world. The pandemic has ...More >>

UN Regional Meeting To Focus On Energy Transition In Asia-Pacific During COVID-19

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 06:28:57 +1300 | UN ESCAP

Third Session of the Committee on Energy 24 – 26 February 2021 (online) Senior government officials and stakeholders from 53 countries will convene next week to discuss energy transition in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on policy ...More >>

Another Win For The Movement Against Deep Sea Oil Exploration

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 18:42:15 +1300 | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is celebrating the announcement that New Zealand Oil & Gas and its partner Beach Energy will relinquish their oil and gas exploration permit off the Oamaru coast as "another win for the climate, for wildlife and for people ...More >>

FFARN Response To CCC Report

Thu, 4 Feb 2021 08:20:52 +1300 | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

CCC Report: Implications for the Petroleum Industry and NZ Dr Terrence Loomis, Coordinator Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network (FFARN) 3 February 2021 The Commission has generated a projected path, based on scientific evidence, to achieve New Zealand ...More >>

Climate Change Commission Draft Report

Mon, 1 Feb 2021 12:00:21 +1300 | Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Network Association (ENA) has welcomed the draft report from the Climate Change Commission setting out its pathway for New Zealand to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Electricity distributors stand ready to support the goal ...More >>

Fonterra Needs To Get Cracking On Quitting Coal: Coal Action Network Aotearoa

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 16:21:40 +1300 | Coal Action Network

New Zealand’s second-largest coal user, Fonterra - and the rest of the dairy industry - will have to shift up a gear in getting out of coal to meet the recommendations by the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today, ...More >>

Climate Change Commission Releases Advice On Path To Net Zero

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 13:53:09 +1300 | Climate Change Commission

The independent Climate Change Commission has released its draft package of advice to Government on the steps Aotearoa must take to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. Public consultation on the draft advice begins ...More >>


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