ETS Review modelling documents released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) review, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Climate change should be a factor in mine consenting process

Press Release – Green Party

A proposed new coal mine at Mokau, South Waikato, shows why the Resource Management Act (RMA) should allow local authorities such as regional councils to take the causes of climate change into account, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ “absolute disgrace”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

25 January, 2016: The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealands last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an absolute disgrace, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman. Read more »

o new coal mines: China announces three year ban

Press Release – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

No new coal mines: China announces three year ban, closes 1,000 coal mines NZ should also stop approvals ECO today welcomed an announcement that no new coal mines will be approved in China for three years and a further 1,000 existing coal mines … Read more »

National Government wins another fossil

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government’s love affair with fossil fuels has just become more embarrassing, as New Zealand was voted one of the top ten most attractive nations for the fossil fuel industry to do business in, the Green Party says. The Government was yesterday … Read more »

Government to be asked to come clean

Press Release – Green Party

Government to be asked to come clean on fossil fuel subsidies The Green Party will be asking the Government today to reveal the full extent of taxpayer support for fossil fuels, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei says. Yesterday 950 international … Read more »

Fossil of Day award shows up National’s climate hypocrisy

Press Release – Green Party

New Zealand being awarded the Fossil of the Day award at the Paris climate talks is an embarrassing indictment that shows up the National Governments failure to walk the talk on climate change, the Green Party said. Read more »

Fossil fuel divestment on Auckland University Council agenda

Press Release – Fossil Free UoA

Fossil fuel divestment on Auckland University Council agenda On Monday December 7, the University of Auckland Council will vote on whether to encourage its associated Foundations to divest from fossil fuel investments. The student representatives on … Read more »

PM addresses Paris Climate Change Conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has told the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that it must produce a meaningful agreement. Read more »

National Statement from New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand Government

National Statement from New Zealand UN Climate Change Conference, Paris Mr President, Let me begin by again conveying my condolences to the victims of the attacks here in Paris, to the people of Paris and the French Republic. The people of New Zealand … Read more »

PM announces $20m for research to help reduce emissions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has announced at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that New Zealand will commit another $20 million to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. This world-leading research has the potential … Read more »

Government needs to come clean

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand (30 November) – As the United Nations summit on climate change opens in Paris, John Key will tonight present a communique to the assembled governments on the need to end fossil fuel subsidies, while at home his government … Read more »

Government begins review of ETS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has begun its review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess its operation and effectiveness to 2020 and beyond, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today. Read more »

Meridian calls for Genesis to keep coal-fired station open

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) – All-renewables electricity generator Meridian Energy has initiated talks with rival Genesis Energy to preserve access to two ageing gas and coal-fired electricity plants at the Huntly power station, which Genesis intends … Read more »

Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner

Press Release – Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

The Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner has won the small business category in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards 2015, announced in Auckland last night. Read more »

Solid Energy plans to shut unprofitable Huntly East mine

Article – BusinessDesk

Solid Energy plans to shut unprofitable Huntly East mine, sees no prospect of finding a buyer Read more »

Key told not to attend Paris and to pull NZ delegation

Press Release – Coal Action Network

A coalition of environmental organisations (1), is calling for John Key not to attend the upcoming Paris climate summit, and to pull Tim Groser and the entire New Zealand delegation from the two weeks of talks. Read more »

Electricity Authority Reappointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has reappointed Dr Brent Layton as chair of the Electricity Authority and Susan Paterson and Elena Trout as members. The Electricity Authority is an independent Crown entity established in November 2010 to replace … Read more »

Solid Energy creditors vote for 2 1/2-year wind-down

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Creditors of New Zealand’s failed state-owned coal miner Solid Energy have voted in favour of an orderly sell down over the next 2 1/2 years, rejecting a last minute foreign bidder’s request to delay the watershed meeting ahead … Read more »

Govt must ensure Solid Energy buyers live up to standards

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling for the Government to ensure that any overseas companies that buy state-owned Solid Energys assets are properly vetted for their commitment to workplace safety, local communities, and environmental issues. Read more »

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