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UPDATE: Take care to avoid “unnecessary” cost

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Relying on electrification of heavy industry and transport to meet the countrys emission-reduction goals would risk unnecessary cost and may close out hydrogen export options longer term, Vivid Economics says. Read more »

Counties Power invests into ECL Group

Press Release – Counties Power

Counties Power, the Pukekohe-based electricity distribution company serving the fast-growing areas of Southern Auckland and Northern Waikato, has bought a majority shareholding in two of the six companies owned by Christchurch-based ECL Group. Read more »

Renewable Energy Supply Constraints

Press Release – Azwood Energy

With considerable uncertainty in the market, the fragility of electricity supply has been thrown into sharp focus recently meaning the attraction of utilising woody biomass for process heat production are now even greater. Read more »

World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

Press Release – Solar City

New Zealand Charges Ahead of Australia with Worlds Largest Virtual Power Plant Auckland, 1 December 2018 today solarcity launched a countdown to the connection of more than 3,000 existing home solar and battery systems to the national grid, … Read more »

Tilt encourages shareholders to ignore takeover offer

Press Release – Tilt Renewables

The Independent Directors encourage Tilt Renewables shareholders to ignore the most recent Infratil announcement and to continue to reject the takeover offer from the Infratil-led JV (the Offer) Read more »

Government and Industry Back Wood Energy

Press Release – Azwood Energy

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods, has given a resounding endorsement for bioenergy, saying wood energy will make a significant contribution to New Zealands transition to a low emissions economy, as she formally opened Fonterras wood energy … Read more »

Sustainable hydrogen or oxymoron

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Yesterday, 150 scientists and researchers made this stark warning: A disastrous future for humanity if we continue our current path of rampant consumerism and endless economic growth. In an open letter, they demand that the government meets its … Read more »

Fonterra ahead of schedule on emissions reduction

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra says its emission reduction efforts are running about a year ahead of schedule. Read more »

Minister’s Door Closed on Waste-to-Energy Plants

Press Release – Social Credit

Despite attempts for months by experts in waste-to-energy technology to get an appointment to see her, Greens Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has refused all approaches, claiming WtE plants dont fit with the governments waste reduction … Read more »

60 Years on And Wairakei Still a Thermal Success

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy is proud of the historic role the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station has played in pioneering geothermal generation, Contacts CEO Dennis Barnes says. Read more »

Contact looking again at wind

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy is looking again at wind generation and may carry out some preliminary investigations during the next two years. Read more »

Low-Carbon Transport by 2050 is Possible with Trade-Offs

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Reducing the carbon footprint from transport in New Zealand by up to 90% by 2050 is achievable with a combination of new vehicle technologies, behavioural change and substantial investment in renewable energy generation, states a new report by … Read more »

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