National Government wins another fossil

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government’s love affair with fossil fuels has just become more embarrassing, as New Zealand was voted one of the top ten most attractive nations for the fossil fuel industry to do business in, the Green Party says. The Government was yesterday … Read more »

Dam procurement set to begin in 2016

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The process for appointing a contractor for the Waimea Community Dam is likely to begin in early 2016 so the Tasman District Council can have a fully informed discussion with the community about its cost and implications. Read more »

Government to be asked to come clean

Press Release – Green Party

Government to be asked to come clean on fossil fuel subsidies The Green Party will be asking the Government today to reveal the full extent of taxpayer support for fossil fuels, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei says. Yesterday 950 international … Read more »

Clive bridge a national star

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The Clive bridge cycleway, with its footpath made from 4.2 million recycled plastic bags, has made national news this week, cited as an example of just what can be done with discarded plastic bags. Read more »

Northland EV loop nearing completion

Press Release – Northpower

Northland is a step closer to making most of the region easily accessible to electric vehicle owners. Just weeks after launching ChargeNets fast charge station at Kaiwaka, the company has again teamed up with Northpower and the Kaipara District Council … Read more »

NZ energy ranking highlights importance of Paris conference

Press Release – BusinessNZ

NZ energy ranking highlights importance of Paris conference Climate change negotiators must clear global blockages to all countries achieving affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable energy, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council. The World Energy Councils … Read more »

Waikato People’s Climate March

Press Release – Waikato Climate Action

Hundreds of people gathered in Garden Place Hamilton to call upon the NZ and World’s Governments to agree on an enforceable and effective United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the December Paris COP21 Conference whose opening is Monday … Read more »

Fossil fuel divestment on Auckland University Council agenda

Press Release – Fossil Free UoA

Fossil fuel divestment on Auckland University Council agenda On Monday December 7, the University of Auckland Council will vote on whether to encourage its associated Foundations to divest from fossil fuel investments. The student representatives on … Read more »

PM addresses Paris Climate Change Conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has told the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that it must produce a meaningful agreement. Read more »

National Statement from New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand Government

National Statement from New Zealand UN Climate Change Conference, Paris Mr President, Let me begin by again conveying my condolences to the victims of the attacks here in Paris, to the people of Paris and the French Republic. The people of New Zealand … Read more »

PM announces $20m for research to help reduce emissions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has announced at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that New Zealand will commit another $20 million to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. This world-leading research has the potential … Read more »

Government outlines ETS balancing act

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The sweetheart deal that halves carbon-emitting industries’ obligations under the emissions trading scheme may end as early mid-2016, based on a discussion document seeking public submissions on the government’s official review … Read more »

SEANZ announces Excellence in Solar Industry award winners

Press Release – SEANZ

With exponential growth in Solar PV installations so too have we seen records in the size of installations and in the levels of innovation displayed by SEANZ members. Read more »

EECA Board appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has reappointed Tom Campbell as Chair of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), reappointed Elena Trout, and appointed Hon Phil Heatley as Members of the Authority. All three appointments … Read more »

Meridian would consider wind farm if Genesis closes Huntly

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns says a new wind farm is one of the options on the table if the country’s biggest electricity generator can’t convince Genesis Energy to keep open two ageing gas and coal-fired electricity … Read more »

No Need for Greens Renewable Energy Bill

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

United Future did not support Green MP, Gareth Hughes energy Bill because it is unnecessary said UnitedFuture Leader Peter Dunne. Read more »

Greens offer Government chance to vote for the environment

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is offering the National Government the chance today to vote for the environment, and show it can work constructively across parities to future proof our economy by voting for two Green Party Members Bills, the Green Party says. Read more »

Cash-rich Infratil sees Pac Hydro sale completed in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil, which has built its cash reserves up to $755 million since profiting from the sale of Z Energy, expects the sale of potential acquisition target Pacific Hydro to be completed in December. Read more »

Free Press – November 10th

Column – ACT New Zealand

Good and Bad Economists ACT exists in part to advocate sensible economics from the cross benches. ACT starts from Henry Hazlitts Economics in One Lesson : The bad economist sees only what strikes the eye; the good economist also looks beyond. … Read more »

Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner

Press Release – Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

The Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner has won the small business category in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards 2015, announced in Auckland last night. Read more »

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