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Pohokura gas shutdown exposes urgent need for solar

Press Release – Greenpeace

Monday, October 15: Skyrocketing power prices linked to a shutdown at the offshore Pohokura gas field are just another reminder that we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. Read more »

The Nation: Energy Minister Megan Woods

Press Release – The Nation

Energy Minister Megan Woods says regulating the price of petrol is one of the options that will be considered but no decisions would be made until the Commerce Commission comes back with their market report. Read more »

Tilt first-half output beats long-term projection

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Tilt Renewables said stronger than expected wind conditions in New Zealand and Australia pushed first-half production 6 percent ahead of plan. Read more »

New Zealand is Switching on to Solar

Press Release – Vector Limited

A charity events space committed to producing 105% of its energy needs is already beating this by more than 50%, thanks to solar and battery solution from energy company Vector. Read more »

Just Transition needs a slice of Govt’s $5.5 billion surplus

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

New Zealand’s Just Transition needs a slice of Government’s $5.5 billion surplus Read more »

Taranaki leading the “Just Transition”

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

Taranaki leading the Just Transition and aiming to become southern hemispheres renewable energy hub Read more »

The high cost of blinkered approach to energy policy

Press Release – SEANZ

The current electricity market is not fit for purpose and every day that passes kiwi households, the country, and the climate are paying the cost, says Brendan Winitana, SEANZ Chairman. Read more »

More commercial-scale solar needed – EECA

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Commercial-scale solar is a renewable energy option the country should be making more of, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority says. Read more »

Eastland begins commissioning Te Ahi O Maui geothermal plant

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Eastland Group today began commissioning the firms 25 megawatt Te Ahi O Maui geothermal power plant at Kawerau. Read more »

Vector advocates solar for low-income homes

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Tariff changes are unlikely to assist low-income households with energy costs when their usage is structurally higher than that of other users and is also declining more slowly, Vector chief executive Simon Mackenzie says. Read more »

Tilt Independent Directors continue to advise against bid

Press Release – Tilt Renewables

Independent Directors continue to advise shareholders to not accept the $2.30 Offer and ignore the recent report by Grant Thornton released by Infratil Read more »

Renewable diesel – an opportunity for the forest industry

Press Release – Miscanthus NZ

Most people in New Zealand are not aware that technology has been commercialised in the United States for the production of fully drop-in renewable diesel made from cellulosic feedstocks. This renewable diesel is a direct substitute for mineral diesel … Read more »

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