Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

Buller loses bid to claw back interest from Brightwater

Article – BusinessDesk

Buller loses bid to claw back interest on $4 mln from Brightwater over escarpment plans Read more »

NZ government deficit exceeds forecast on Solid Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government’s operating deficit was wider than expected in pre-election forecasts as income tax lagged forecast and an indemnity for financially stricken coal miner Solid Energy weighed on the expense line. Read more »

Heads in the Sand, nationwide, Sunday 7 December

Press Release – Coal Action Network

On December 7, people at beaches across New Zealand will put their heads in the sand in a collective tribute to the Key Governments lack of action on climate change, and its ongoing threats to the New Zealand environment from mining. Read more »

CarbonScape locks down minimum $400,000 in crowdfunding

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – CarbonScape, the developers of a green alternative to coking coal used in steel making, has raised its minimum $400,000 target through online equity crowd funding. Read more »

Who has the real stake in Denniston Plateau coal mining?

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Local and national advocacy groups staged a street-theatre style stakeholder meeting this morning in Wellington, billing it as an alternative to the AGM of coal mining company Bathurst Resources, for the real stakeholders in Bathursts … Read more »

Bathurst cuts board size

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources, which was last year granted consent for an open-cast mine on the West Coast’s Denniston Plateau, has trimmed down its board size as it clamps down on costs while waiting for the global coking coal market … Read more »

PM Dealing in Political Platitudes on Pike River

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister John Keys confirmation that Crown Law was looking at the possibility of a civil case and the potential for proceedings against a variety of parties is nothing short of hypocrisy, says New Zealand First Leader RT Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Govt to engage with families on next steps at Pike River

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has today accepted Solid Energys decision not to pursue the Pike River drift re-entry project and committed to working with the Pike River families on next steps for the Pike River site, says Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges … Read more »

Dunne Speaks: The Tragedy Of Pike River

Column – United Future NZ Party

Solid Energys decision not to re-enter the Pike River mine is awful, horrific and tragic especially for the families concerned but is almost certainly correct in the circumstances. Read more »

Pike River Families do not accept Solid Energy decision

Press Release – Pike River Families Group

The Pike River Families do not accept the decision of the Board of Solid Energy NOT to proceed with the re-entry to the Drift based on their British experts advice that the re-entry of the Drift is technically feasible and can be achieved within the … Read more »

Pike families failed by Government every step of the way

Press Release – Green Party

John Key failed the families of Pike River at the point he handed over responsibility for the retrieval of the bodies of the 29 men killed in the mine disaster to the commercial sector, Green Party West Coast MP Kevin Hague said today. Read more »

Has John Key done all he could for Pike families?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

It will be forever on the conscience of John Key whether he did all he could to recover the remains of the 29 miners who died in Pike River, Labours MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Solid Energy annual losses mount with another $110.6 mln in

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy posted its third annual loss in a row as the financially distressed state-owned coal miner wrote down the value of its export operations amid lower coal price assumptions, and warned of more red ink to come. Read more »

Solid Energy hold-off decision at request of Pike Families

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energys Board decision about whether to continue with the project to re-enter the drift at the Pike River Mine will not occur at the October board meeting as first indicated. Read more »

Underground coal mining safer as check inspectors return

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Working underground got a lot safer this week with the appointment of Industry Health and Safety Representative Stephen Woods. Read more »

Crown extends clean-up promise to Solid Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a government guarantee to meet the $103 million future cost of returning mined land to its pre-mined condition in order to maintain positive equity in its … Read more »

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the companys remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the companys mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises … Read more »

UPDATE:Bathurst writes off full value of Buller coal project

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources has written off the total value of the assets covered by its Buller coal project as it hunkers down and waits for international coking coal market conditions to improve. Read more »

Bathurst writes off full value of Buller coal project

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources has written off the total value of the assets covered by its Buller coal project as it hunkers down and waits for international coking coal market conditions to improve. Read more »

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