Infratil annual earnings pip past guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

May 18 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil beat annual earnings guidance after its recently demerged hydro and wind energy investments – Trustpower and Tilt Renewables – got a late tailwind from mother nature. Read more »

Mevo Car Share on track for 50+ EV fleet in Wellington

Press Release – Mevo

Following the successful launch of Mevo, New Zealand’s first electric hybrid car-share in December of 2016, the company is expanding its network of Audi A3 e-trons to six and adding an additional pick-up zone (known as a Mevo Pod) at Queens Wharf thanks … Read more »

Vector starts roll-out of new AI software to manage network

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Vector is starting a full roll-out of software that draws on artificial intelligence and machine-to-machine connectivity to manage its network with less intervention by people in what the power and telecommunications lines company … Read more »

Wind and geothermal emerge as significant sources of energy

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Strong growth in wind and geothermal electricity generation has led to significant economic impacts, according to a Stats NZ report published today. Read more »

Concept report on solar “out of step” with growing consensus

Press Release – SolarCity

28 March, 2017 – Auckland. A third New Zealand energy report critical of solar is yet again out of step with international consensus and analysis, says the CEO of the countrys leading solar energy services company. Read more »

Report highlights problems but lacks vision

Press Release – Sustainable Electricity Association NZ

SEANZ (Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand) supports the findings of a report released today that electricity pricing structures need to change but is disappointed with the proposed solutions which will only entrench the stranglehold … Read more »

Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35%

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Report ignores immediate climate change opportunities

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its disappointed that the report for GLOBE-NZ, Net zero in New Zealand – Scenarios to achieve domestic emissions neutrality in the second half of the century ignores the immediate opportunities for climate change … Read more »

“Bioenergy Burns Forests”

Press Release – Global Forest Coalition

March 20, 2017: The UNFAOs [1] Forests and Energy theme for this years International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as sustainable … Read more »

Petroleum industry a bad taxpayer investment

Opinion – Dr Terrence Loomis

Petroleum industry a bad taxpayer investment 20 March 2017 The New Zealand Petroleum Conference this week in New Plymouth will no doubt talk up the industrys value to the country. But economic anthropologist Terrence Loomis, who has recently published … Read more »

NZ Windfarms commercial director John Worth to head company

Article – BusinessDesk

March 17 (BusinessDesk) – NZ Windfarms said its newly appointed commercial director John Worth will assume full responsibility for the company’s daily operations, taking over from acting chief executive Stuart Bauld. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed after Fed result

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares were mixed after the US Federal Reserve followed expectations, with Vista Group Entertainment and Auckland International Airport gaining while Sky Network Television and Ebos Group dropped. Read more »

Eastern Bay plan supports a bright future

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Eastern Bay will face plenty of opportunities and challenges in the next 30-50 years, with changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment happening thick and fast. Its important to act now … Read more »

NZ Windfarms appoints John Worth as Commercial Director

Press Release – NZ Windfarms

Board Chairman Rodger Kerr-Newell made the announcement to the NZX today, marking a new chapter in the Manawatu wind generators leadership. John is no stranger to wind power in New Zealand, having successfully secured resource consents for Mighty … Read more »

Energy Policies of IEA Countries – New Zealand 2017 Review

Press Release – International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a … Read more »

International Energy Agency’s recommendations a mixed bag

Press Release – Energy Trusts of NZ

The International Energy Agencys recent review of New Zealands energy policies is a mixed bag according to Chair of the Energy Trusts of New Zealand, Karen Sherry. Read more »

World first initiative to power energy innovation

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation. Read more »

Business Case retention of Wellington’s trolley bus network

Press Release – Sustainable Energy Forum

A coalition of Wellington organisations called for a professional business case study to maintain Wellingtons trolley bus network at the first meeting of Greater Wellington Regional Councils Sustainable Transport Committee meeting of this year … Read more »

Infratil upbeat about US renewable energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Infrastructure investor Infratil is still upbeat about its investment in US renewable energy development company Longroad Energy Holdings, despite President Donald Trump’s election promises to boost coal. Read more »

Meridian Energy Company v Wellington City Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

The principal question raised by this proceeding is whether the Wellington City Council (the Council) acted lawfully when, for rating purposes, it divided into two parts the rural properties upon which Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian) has constructed … Read more »

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