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Summary: The Greens Clean Energy Plan

Article – Jack Young

A summary version of a policy analysis by Jack Young, Engineer specialising in industrial energy management and sustainability. Full version with references and scientific discussion also available. Read more »

Activist Shut-down Of Coal Mine Comes To A Close

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion Otautahi

Monday, 28 September After shutting down Bathursts Canterbury coal mine for 8 hours, climate activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) tautahi, Te Waka Hourua (XR), XR tepoti and XR Whakat have concluded the blockade. Sixteen activists … Read more »

Coal Activists’ Target Misplaced

Press Release – Straterra

Activists blocking a Canterbury coal mine over a proposed expansion need a reality check, says Straterra, New Zealands minerals sector industry organisation. The protest has been triggered by Bathurst Resources applying for resource consents from … Read more »

Climate Activists Block Canterbury Coal Mine

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Bathurst Resources’ Canterbury coal mine was out of action today as a group of 33 climate activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) tautahi, Te Waka Hourua (XR), XR tepoti and XR Whakat blocked the access road into the mine. Activists locked … Read more »

Fonterra Should Be Ashamed Of Causing Coal Mine Expansion: Support For Activists

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Bathurst Resources planned extension of its Canterbury coal mine, shut down by protesters this morning, is proof that dairy companies like Fonterra are not moving out of coal fast enough, says Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). Early this morning … Read more »

Government Plan To Replace Coal Use Welcomed, But Concerns Remain

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today gave a cautious welcome to the Government’s announcement of a $70 million investment to increase electrification of industrial and process heat in the lower South Island. “Continued mining and burning of coal and other … Read more »

Petroleum Industry Engaged In ‘predatory Delay’ Campaign, Study Finds

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

A three-year study has revealed the New Zealand petroleum industry has been carrying out a concerted lobbying and PR campaign to slow the countrys transition to a low-carbon economy and prolong dependency on oil and gas. The study, headed by economic … Read more »

Extinction Rebellion Ōtautahi Perform ‘Letter To Coal Industry’

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion

Ten Extinction Rebellion tautahi activists performed a living letter to Bathurst coal company at noon today outside Environment Canterbury offices. Activists covered themselves head to toe in body paint to represent the land and rivers whilst … Read more »

Westpac Bank Needs To Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is On Climate Change

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa welcomes Westpacs announcement to end its financing of thermal coal projects by 2030, and not establish new relationships with new thermal coal customers in the interim. However, the bank needs to extend its phase-out of fossil fuel finance … Read more »

New Film Questions Renewable Energy Future

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

The film Planet of the Humans released on Earth Day this week produced by documentary film-maker Mike Moore, has smashed opened the delusions of all renewable energy being clean or even a path to stop fossil fuel use, says Emily Bailey of … Read more »

New Zealand Institute For Minerals To Materials Research – New Website Launch

Press Release – NZIMMR

New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research is proud to present our new website, www.nzimmr.co.nz and our subdomain www.labs.nzimmr.co.nz . Enhancing the economic recovery of gold from alluvial mining, of tungsten and rare earth elements; Read more »

Emerging Climate Policies To Affect The Producers Of Oil, Gas, And Coal

Press Release – University of Waikato

A University of Waikato expert in energy law and mining says countries producing fossil fuels have no guarantee of a market for their products as the world addresses climate change. Professor Barry Barton is putting forward a paper to international … Read more »

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