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 »

Divestment Bill part of climate solution

Press Release – Green Party

Divestment Bill part of climate solution Parliament will have an opportunity to show it wants to be part of the solution to climate change by voting for the New Zealand Government to divest from fossil fuels, after Russel Normans Climate Change … Read more »

McClay welcomes sensible outcome for Solid Energy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the decision by a majority of Solid Energys creditors to adopt the proposed deed of company arrangement. Read more »

Solid Energy Creditors Vote for DOCA at Watershed Meeting

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Creditors of the Solid Energy Group have today approved a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) with the Group. Read more »

Solid Energy report welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay today cautiously welcomed the report by Solid Energys Administrators that a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) is the best way forward for the company. Read more »

Solid Energy insolvent, bank creditors support orderly selldown

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy’s banking backers can expect to get back between 35 cents and 40 cents in the dollar under a Deed of Company Arrangement that will allow the insolvent state-owned coal miner to be wound up and its saleable assets … Read more »

Administrators Support Board’s Proposal for Deed of Company

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

The Administrators of Solid Energy New Zealand Limited and its subsidiaries have issued their report to the Solid Energy Groups 1500 creditors today. The report, which provides a high-level analysis of the companys position and considers the … Read more »

Govt should honour Pacific Leaders’ call for climate action

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling on John Key to dramatically increase New Zealands emissions reduction target, as Pacific Island leaders today urge him to help protect their countries from disappearing due to sea-level rise. Read more »

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