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 »

Political stunt on Pike doesn’t change risks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Political stunt on Pike doesnt change risks The Governments work on unmanned exploration of the inner section of the Pike River Mine drift is progressing and will only be slowed by setting up a new agency, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith … Read more »

Justice for Pike a step closer

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Justice for Pike a step closer Cross-party political agreement to establish an agency to take ownership of the Pike River mine has been reached today. The goal to recover human remains and evidence means that justice is a step … Read more »

James Tipping Named Young Energy Professional of the Year

Press Release – Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

Trustpowers James Tipping named NZs Young Energy Professional of the Year Trustpowers Tauranga-based Manager of Strategy and Regulation, Dr James Tipping, has been announced the Young Energy Professional of the Year at the 2017 Deloitte … Read more »

Sale of Reefton Assets

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energy has today completed the sale of its remaining Reefton assets to Moore Mining Ltd. The sale comprises the Reddale and Burkes Creek mining operations near Reefton, with the associated coal washery and plant and equipment. Read more »

Low Carbon Challenge Official Launch – Wellington, Tues 1/8

Press Release – ENSPIRAL

Applications are now open for this years challenge which will support 6 teams to grow their low carbon project or business. Read more »

Taxpayers environmental liability from Solid Energy mines

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says evidence of corporate welfare and dirty deals is mounting up as the Governments sale of Stockton coal mine progresses. Read more »

Regulatory approval clears way for Solid Energy liquidation

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energy is pleased that BT Mining Limited has received approval from the Overseas Investment Office for the purchase of the Stockton export coal operation and the two Waikato mines, Rotowaro and Maramarua, and looks forward to settling the transaction … Read more »

Energy End Use Database updated

Press Release – EECA

If you want to know how much diesel was used by in mining, or how much greenhouse gas was generated by space heating, you can now find the latest data online. Read more »

Hamilton Student Sues NZ Government Over Climate Change Today

Press Release – Sarah Lorraine Thomson

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. Read more »

Solid Energy reports progress with Pike River Mine

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energy says the Pike River Mine unmanned exploration project is making good progress and reiterates its previous statements that the video footage of the mine conditions does not in any way contradict the decision that manned re-entry is not … Read more »

Evolution Mining Withdraws from Puhipuhi

Press Release – Action Coordination Group

On Friday Evolution Mining reluctantly admitted that they are withdrawing from their exploration activities at Puhipuhi in Northland. They said it was the result of tests showing insufficient reason to continue and they would now focus on other programmes. … Read more »

New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry New footage of the Pike River Mine deep inside the operation, revealing no fire damage or signs of an inferno, provides a compelling reason to grant the families of Pike Rivers victims their … Read more »

New Pike footage shows urgent need for drift recovery

Press Release – Stand With Pike

New Pike footage shows urgent need for drift recovery Stand With Pike media release – 18 June 2017 Footage from inside Pike River mine released tonight shows there is an urgent need for answers say Pike River families. Sonya Rockhouse who lost her … Read more »

Q+A: Minister Judith Collins interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

1-4% chance of power rationing Minister Judith Collins Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins told Q+A theres a 1-4% chance that people will be asked to make some voluntary reductions in electricity usage. Judith Collins was speaking … Read more »

Our Climate Declaration Lanch

Press Release – Climate Declaration

People from around the country, weary with waiting for the Government to take the necessary action to address climate change, have decided to take matters into their own hands. Read more »

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