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IEA To Address CEP Conference

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:03:30 +1300 | CEPNZ

The head of energy efficiency at the IEA (International Energy Agency), Dr Brian Motherway, will headline the speaker line-up at this year’s CEP conference. The IEA estimates efficiency will deliver 30% of the carbon savings needed worldwide ...More >>

Govt Calls For Energy Sector Support At BEC Breakfast

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 13:15:29 +1300 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

The Government plans to fast-track consenting for energy projects, and has asked the sector for public support in 2024. Minister for energy and transport Simeon Brown outlined his priorities to energy sector representatives during the BusinessNZ Energy ...More >>

Energy Resources Aotearoa Welcomes Comments From Ministers Jones And Brown

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 11:25:32 +1300 | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Energy Resources Aotearoa applauds Minister of Resources Shane Jones and Minister of Energy Simeon Brown’s ambition to build a "flourishing and growing energy and resources sector." At a breakfast hosted by Chief Executive John Carnegie ...More >>

Climate Change And Energy Transition: The 2023 Scorecard

Sat, 13 Jan 2024 21:48:15 +1300 | Independent Media Institute

The numbers are in, and it doesn’t look good. The numbers are in. Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin. The planet is now 1.48 degrees Celsius warmer than it was before the fossil fuel revolution. Global heating is accelerating. This ...More >>

The Green Revolution In New Zealand

Sat, 23 Dec 2023 17:51:09 +1300 | Hugh Grant

In the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand, a silent revolution is unfolding against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and pristine coasts. The country is undergoing a robust shift towards renewable energy, signalling a substantial departure ...More >>

Government has negotiated itself into a corner over ETS auction

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 19:26:18 +1300 | DANZ

If the coalition government wants a “strong and stable ETS”, as the Minister for Climate Change has recently stated , the price of petrol and diesel will rise, causing inflation and public disapproval, according to Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand ...More >>

Energy Giants Treating Households Like Cash Machines

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 14:23:10 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to step in as New Zealand’s four energy giants continue to pay outrageous dividends to shareholders while thousands of people struggle to keep warm. A new report out today by NZCTU, 350 Aotearoa and ...More >>

New Report: Gentailer Dividends A Barrier To Energy Decarbonisation And Lower Energy Prices

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 09:34:48 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Private control of the electricity industry will significantly raise the cost of NZ’s recent commitment to triple renewable power generation by 2050, according to a new report co-authored by FIRST Union, the NZCTU and 350 Aotearoa. The report, ...More >>

Government Policies Must Add Up To Achieve Climate Goals

Tue, 12 Dec 2023 17:25:36 +1300 | Climate Change Commission

The Government needs to encourage change, remove barriers and support investment that cuts climate pollution, He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission Chair Dr Rod Carr says. The Minister of Climate Change today released the Commission’s final ...More >>

Thousands Of New Zealanders Call For Community Energy

Tue, 12 Dec 2023 14:09:33 +1300 | 350 Aotearoa

On Parliament’s fourth sitting day of the new government, 350 Aotearoa delivered a petition with the names of more than 2,600 New Zealanders calling for the Government to back community energy projects. Green MP Scott Willis accepted the petition from ...More >>

Petition for implementing an effective fossil fuel reduction scheme in NZ

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 17:56:42 +1300 | Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand

Given the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a group is calling for the investigation of a more effective approach than the current Emissions Trading Scheme. Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) will present its petition with 722 signatures ...More >>

Scrapping Onslow A Welcome Move

Sun, 3 Dec 2023 14:31:38 +1300 | Energy Resources Aotearoa

New Zealand’s energy sector has welcomed the announcement that new Energy Minister Hon Simeon Brown has scrapped the controversial $16 billion Lake Onslow pumped hydro scheme. Cancelling the project will give firms the confidence to construct the assets ...More >>

Lake Onslow Pumped Hydro Scheme Scrapped

Sun, 3 Dec 2023 14:19:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government has axed the $16 billion Lake Onslow pumped hydro scheme championed by the previous government, Energy Minister Simeon Brown says. “This hugely wasteful project was pouring money down the drain at a time when we need to be reining in ...More >> Responds to Announcement By Countries to Triple Nuclear Energy

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 19:23:12 +1300 |

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES– Today at the UN Climate Talks, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Romania, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and South Korea are amongst a group of more than 20 countries that announced plans to triple ...More >>

UN Loss And Damage Fund Doomed Without Fossil Fuel Phase-out - Greenpeace Aotearoa

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 10:47:54 +1300 | Greenpeace New Zealand

As a new climate loss and damage fund is operationalised on the first day of the COP28 UN climate conference, Greenpeace Aotearoa is condemning the New Zealand Government’s decision to restart offshore fossil fuel exploration, which will only lead to more ...More >>

More International Embarrassment Expected For New Zealand Over Oil And Gas Ban U-turn - Greenpeace

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:14:27 +1300 | Greenpeace

New Zealand’s new Government created international headlines this week for its decision to reverse the world’s first smoking ‘generation ban’. Now another major u-turn is on the cards, as New Zealand pledges to overturn the world-leading ...More >>

Step In Right Direction For Energy Sector

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 13:47:49 +1300 | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council extends congratulations to new Ministers Hon Simeon Brown, Minister for Energy and Transport, Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Resources and Associate Minister for Energy, and Hon Simon Watts, Minister for Climate Change. ...More >>

Future Role For Gas Welcomed

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 14:55:01 +1300 | GasNZ

GasNZ welcomed today’s announcement of Simeon Brown and Shane Jones’ ministerial positions in the energy portfolios in the new coalition government together with the confirmation that gas in its many forms has a critical role to play in New Zealand’s ...More >>

Energy Sector Welcomes New Ministers

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 12:29:10 +1300 | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Energy Resources Aotearoa welcomes the announcement of new ministers for the sector, following the announcement of the National-ACT-New Zealand First coalition ministry. Simeon Brown will become Minister for Energy and Minister of Transport, while Shane ...More >>

Open Letter: Call For Incoming Government To Delay Clean Car Discount Changes

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:42:13 +1300 | Better NZ Trust

The Better New Zealand Trust has today written to Christopher Luxon asking the incoming government to delay any changes to the Clean Car Discount. National has pledged to scrap the scheme by 31 December. "People are making decisions right now on car ...More >>


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