Commitment to renewable energy earns CDHB accolade

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

The Canterbury DHB has today (Wednesday 19, October) been awarded an Energy-Mark Bronze Award in an official ceremony for its commitment to energy management, by New Zealands leading environmental certification authority, Enviro-Mark Solutions. Read more »

Solid Energy Asset Sales Process Proceeding on Schedule

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

A milestone step in the sale of Solid Energys assets has been reached with the receipt of bids, beginning the final stage of the sale process as scheduled. Read more »

Plan to boost coal burning at Huntly “regressive”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, August 25: The newly appointed CEO at Genesis Energy has said a third coal-burning unit could now be returned to service, in a move that has stunned Greenpeace New Zealand. Read more »

Activists carry out Waikato coal mine inspection

Press Release – Auckland Coal Action

A group of eight activists from Auckland Coal Action, many of them grandparents, today carried out an inspection of Solid Energys Kopako 1 coal mine in the Waikato to protest its redevelopment, and left a climate change message for the company. Read more »

Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert panel

Press Release – Coal Action Network

31 May 2016 Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert review panel: Coal Action Network Read more »

Doctors, nurses and public health professionals call on G7

Press Release – OraTaiao

More than 300,000 health professionals from 30 countries are asking G7 nations to speed up the move away from coal, in the interests of health and climate protection. Read more »

Community prepared to protect mountain however necessary

Press Release – Protect Karangahake Group

Local conservation group Protect Karangahake has shut down Newcrest’s gold exploration drilling rig on the side of Mt Karangahake just metres from conservation land. Read more »

Peaceful climate protest calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Peaceful climate protest calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion out of fossil fuel projects Read more »

Peaceful climate protest in Wellington

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Peaceful climate protest in Wellington calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion out of fossil fuel projects Read more »

Decision to keep Huntly operating in NZ’s best interest

Press Release – NZCID

The announcement today that Genesis will retain the strategic electricity reserve at Huntly may not please everyone, but the importance of ensuring a stable electricity supply close to demand centres is paramount, says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand … Read more »

Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 28: This morning its been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealands last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018. Read more »

Paula Bennett notches up second climate failure

Press Release – Green Party

New Climate Minister Paula Bennett has notched up her second major fail for the climate in a week, overseeing a decision to keep burning coal at the Huntly power station until 2022, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Govt acknowledges Genesis commitment to removing coal units

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged Genesis Energys continuing commitment to phasing out its two remaining coal units by 2022. Read more »

WCC announces reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council announced today that Wellingtons gross greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 2.1% between 2001 and 2015. More details will be release in the Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Wellington City and the Greater Wellington … Read more »

Ending Huntly coal key step towards renewable target

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party says the National Government must commit to stop burning coal at the Huntly power station in 2018 to achieve its own target of 90 percent renewable electricity by 2025. Read more »

“Huntly must close” in wake of coal company bankruptcy

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 14: The pressure is mounting for New Zealands last coal fired power-plant, Huntly, to close its two remaining coal units in the wake of news that the worlds largest private sector coal company has just filed for bankruptcy. Read more »

Simons fossil fuel Bridges to Nowhere

Press Release – Frack Free Kapiti

Mr Bridges is woefully out of date and ill advised when it comes to what is dirtiest – coal or gas. Read more »

Bathurst should give up their resource consents

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Bathurst Resources Limited to surrender their access rights and resource consents for coal mining on the high value conservation land of the Denniston Plateau, after the announcement today that the mine will close in … Read more »

New Zealand carbon market hotting up

Press Release – Carbon News

New Zealands carbon market is on the move, breaking the $10 barrier today, says Carbon News, the countrys specialist daily carbon market publication. Todays sale of 15,000 spot NZUs (the domestic carbon unit) at $10 is a milestone, said … Read more »

Tiwai Point and old Huntly station look set to run past 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Both the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and the remaining two gas and coal-fired units at Genesis Energy’s ageing Huntly power station will remain in operation past 2018, Mighty River Power’s chief executive Fraser Whineray … Read more »

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