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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 >>

Hardship Report Offers Sensible, Practical Steps To Help Those Struggling With Power Bills

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 09:35:38 +1300 | Consumer Advocacy Council

New Zealand’s electricity watchdog, the Consumer Advocacy Council, hopes decision-makers and regulators have a good hard look at the Energy Hardship Expert Panel report into ways to make life easier for those struggling with power bills. The Panel recently ...More >>

Mining Essential To Renewable Electricity

Mon, 6 Nov 2023 11:19:23 +1300 | Straterra

The new Government needs to understand the role of mined minerals, including coal, as it picks up the renewable energy mantle, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. "There will be no energy transition without minerals and we make that ...More >>

Energy Report Sparks Future Vision

Thu, 26 Oct 2023 10:42:04 +1300 | Business New Zealand

New Zealand’s energy sector believes in a sustainable energy future, but experts warn the path to carbon zero is narrow, with several challenges still ahead. BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Executive Director Tina Schirr says she is proud to be part ...More >>

National's "more Oil And Gas" Plans Endanger International Trade Agreements And Bad For Business

Thu, 12 Oct 2023 10:56:52 +1300 | Vote for Climate

Vote for Climate, an advocacy group dedicated to climate issues, says National’s policy to lift oil and gas bans could endanger international trade agreements. "New Zealand's climate obligations are built into its EU and UK trade agreements, reflecting ...More >>

Election Promises Of Clean Energy Grants Open To Exploitation

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 09:11:19 +1300 | Vital Solar

Political parties are pledging lots of money to sustainable energy solutions like solar power, but few meaningful solutions, particularly when grants and subsidies are open to exploitation as we experienced with the Healthy Homes initiative—one ...More >>

Offshore Wind To Power Up The Economy

Fri, 6 Oct 2023 11:28:23 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National will fast track investment in offshore wind to deliver more renewable energy, lower emissions and help rebuild the economy, National Leader Christopher Luxon says. “National wants a growing New Zealand economy powered by clean energy from our ...More >>

New IEA Report A Warning That National Must Abandon Offshore Oil Drilling Policy - Greenpeace

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 10:06:51 +1300 | Greenpeace

Following the release of the International Energy Agency (IEA) ‘Net Zero Roadmap Update' yesterday, Greenpeace Aotearoa says that the National Party is out of touch with its promise to reverse the 2018 ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration. ...More >>

NYC Climate Week; Health Professionals Demand Fossil Fuel Phase Out Ahead UN Climate Ambition Summit

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 19:49:41 +1200 | Global Climate and Health Alliance

New York,18th September:- Health professionals from around the world called on governments to commit to an accelerated, just and equitable phase-out of fossil fuels as a decisive path to health for all ahead of this week’s Climate Ambition Summit on September ...More >>

Labour Needs To Get Back On Facts

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 19:44:34 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s campaign of misinformation rolls on with MPs falsely claiming that National will cut the winter energy payment and free prescriptions for seniors, National’s Campaign Chair Chris Bishop says. “Labour has no record to run on so has resorted ...More >>

Renewables – Almost Impossible In A Growing Economy

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 19:35:15 +1200 | Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand

Hydrolakes in Aotearoa/New Zealand have had many years of low rainfall, but it is now happening more frequently. In dry years we revert to coal generation, making the transition to renewables harder. When New Zealand hydroelectricpower stations ...More >>


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