Forest & Bird welcomes DOC joining legal appeal of coal mine

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the Department of Conservations decision to join the appeal of the Te Kuha coal mine project. Read more »

Ports of Auckland study into ‘plugging-in’ cruise ships

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has today released the results of its study into the feasibility of using shore power for cruise ships berthed in Auckland . Shore power is the industry term to describe plugging-in cruise ships to the national grid. Read more »

The Time is Right to Review the Electricity Sector

Press Release – Bell Gully

Renewable energy targets and the take-up of new technologies mean it is the right time to review the regulatory settings for the electricity sector, according to a new report by law firm Bell Gully. Read more »

A fresh start for climate change mitigation in New Zealand

Article – Robert McLachlan

The election of the sixth Labour-led government heralds a new direction for climate change policy in New Zealand. Read more »

Health and Safety Has Not Improved Since Pike River

Press Release – Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

Seven years after the Pike River disaster and after significant changes to legislation and regulations surrounding health and safety in the workplace, nothing has changed according to the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand at their annual National … Read more »

Ending Our Reliance on the Oil and Gas Industry

Article – Dr Terrence Loomis

Its got to happen sooner or later – the end of the coal and petroleum industries. The sooner the better according to climate scientists. Unthinkable for decades say industry representatives. After all, were dependent on the stuff and affordable … Read more »

Pike River Recovery Agency established

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pike River Recovery Agency established Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little today announced the establishment of a new stand-alone government department, the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. The Agency will … Read more »

Energy Research Strategy welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy Research Strategy welcomed Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods has today welcomed the launch of an Energy Research Strategy for New Zealand developed by the National Energy Research Institute (NERI). The strategy was informed … Read more »

Solid Energy creditors to get at least 60c in $1

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy New Zealand’s creditors will get at least 60 cents in the dollar after the failed state-owned enterprise’s mines are sold, up from the previous range of 45 cents to 55 cents. Read more »

No new mines on conservation land signalled

Press Release – New Zealand Government

No new mines on conservation land signalled The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today confirmed that the new Government will strengthen the protection for public conservation land by making it off-limits for new mining. The announcement … Read more »

Opportune Time to End Petroleum Industry Subsidies

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

A new study has found that taxpayer support for the New Zealand oil and gas industry increased 3-fold under the National government. In 2009 subsidies of all kinds were $40.5 million but that increased to $124 million by this year, a 300% increase. Read more »

Court hearing over coal mine in water reserve

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The future of a West Coast public reserve will be debated at a High Court hearing in Christchurch tomorrow. Stevenson Mining Limited want access to the Buller District Councils Water Conservation Reserve for the proposed Te Kuha opencast coal mine, … Read more »

Ministers Mislead the Public over Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

During the recent election campaign, Minister for Climate Issues Paula Bennett came under pressure from celebrities, scientists and a coalition of environmental organisations to state what National was doing to address climate change and meet New Zealands … Read more »

New Zealand Needs A Climate Change Plan

Press Release – Contact Energy

Dennis Barnes, Chief Executive of Contact Energy is urging New Zealand Inc to move past debates on technicalities and act on the climate change challenge. Read more »

Bathurst-Talleys JV expects to reap $65M-$82M

Article – BusinessDesk

Bathurst-Talleys JV expects to reap $65M-$82M from former Solid Energy mines in 2018 Read more »

Election outcome huge win for Pike families

Press Release – Stand With Pike

Manned re-entry of the Pike River drift is now inevitable with the election result showing government is not possible without parties who have committed to manned re-entry of Pike River. Read more »

Hearing on opencast coal mine beginning in Westport

Press Release – Forest and Bird

A proposed new opencast coal mine on West Coast reserve and conservation land would push threatened species, including the great spotted kiwi, closer to extinction. A resource consent hearing begins in Westport on Monday 18 September to consider … Read more »

New Buller coal mines would increase NZ emissions by 10%

Press Release – Forest And Bird

As the mining industry meets in Christchurch, Forest & Bird warns that emissions resulting from potential new coal mines on the Buller plateau would equate to increasing New Zealands annual emissions by 10%. Read more »

Bathurst Resources soars in face of coking coal revival

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources shares have rallied to a 3 1/2-year high on confirmation of its purchase from the receivers of Solid Energy’s Stockton mine, which has infrastructure strategically placed to service its Buller Coal Project. Read more »

Final Milestone Achieved in Solid Energy Asset Sales

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

31 August 2017 – The finalisation of the sale of the Stockton export coal operation and the two Waikato mines, Rotowaro and Maramarua to BT Mining completes Solid Energys asset sale process and effectively clears the path to the wind up of the company. Read more »

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