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NZEI Te Riu Roa welcome funding to rid schools of coal power

Press Release – New Zealand Educational Institute

The Government has announced an initial $4.8 million to replace coal boilers with cleaner biomass boilers for heating in eight schools, with more to come. Read more »

Climate organisations commend Crown Research Institute

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Climate action organisations 350 Aotearoa and Coal Action Network Aotearoa commend New Zealands Crown Research Institutes phase-out of coal burning in their operations, with the final two users, Plant and Food Research and Landcare Research decommissioning … Read more »

NZ Rugby receives call to drop AIG sponsorship over coal

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Climate change campaigners met with New Zealand Rugby today to deliver a 35,000 strong petition, calling for the All Blacks to drop its major global partner, insurance giant AIG. AIG is an insurer of the controversial Adani Carmichael coal mine in Australia.The … Read more »

Upstream gas investment needed for renewables back-up

Press Release – BusinessDesk

New gas-based businesses may need to be developed to ensure the country has sufficient flexible fuel resources to back up its growing fleet of renewable generation, the Gas Industry Company says. Read more »

Coal use increasing under Labour-Green policies

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Coalition Government should be embarrassed that electricity generation using natural gas is declining, while generation using coal is increasing, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. The Ministry of Business, … Read more »

New endangered species at risk from coal mining

Press Release – Forest And Bird

A new species of endangered moth is living on conservation land slated for an open-cast coal mine. Read more »

No revisiting of exploration ban in govt resource strategy

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The governments draft 10-year strategy for minerals and petroleum emphasises the importance of gas for energy security and as a transition fuel to a low-emissions economy, but says the ban on exploration wont be revisited. Read more »

Government releases “deficient” petroleum strategy

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, 27th August: The Government has today released a draft 10-year Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy which will be used to inform a review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991. Read more »

ANZ Bank ‘proudly’ sponsors coal, oil, and gas industry

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

This week 350 Aotearoa climate campaigners will impersonate ANZ Bank staff in several satirical actions outside of ANZ branches. The actions will expose ANZ Bankss current social and financial support of the fossil fuel industry: through its sponsorship … Read more »

Oil exploration is the real threat to national security

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday 8th August – MBIE has released a report today which shows that over the last decade Government agencies treated protest at sea against oil exploration as a serious threat to national security. Read more »

Extinction Rebellion Tour of the Coalest Little Capital

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion

The climate and ecological crisis movement, Extinction Rebellion, says the eviction notices it served today on four coal industry bodies in Wellington, highlight the enormous damage the quartet are doing to the environment. Read more »

Fonterra to go coal-free 11 years ahead of schedule

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative Group said it is shaving 11 years off its coal target, putting an immediate stop to installing any new coal boilers or increasing capacity to burn coal. Read more »

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