Address to the Downstream Energy Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Im pleased to here today in place of my colleague Simon Bridges, who is in Toronto for the 2014 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference a major event in the international minerals exploration calendar. Simon will be promoting … Read more »

Solid Energy $40m loss down to inept oversight

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Solid Energys $40 million hit the half year shows the desperate position the state asset is in and the need for far better ministerial oversight, says Labours SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

Solid Energy posts small first-half loss of $40.9 mln,

Article – BusinessDesk

Solid Energy posts small first-half loss of $40.9 mln, yet to draw on Crown funding Read more »

Solid Energy Results for Half Year Ended 31 December 2013

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Revenue down 28% as average USD hard coking coal prices fell 14% in very weak global market. Coal sales down 21% to 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) (2012: 2.1 Mt). Net result after tax was a loss of $40.9 million (2012: $(318.2) million). Underlying … Read more »

Forest & Bird calls for permanent stop to Denniston mine

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Bathurst Resources not to start the destructive preparatory work on its planned open cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau, following the news the company is delaying the project indefinitely. Read more »

Bathurst’s job losses shows coal not sustainable

Press Release – Green Party

The National Governments plan for digging and drilling our way to economic prosperity is coming undone, the Green Party said today. Today, coal mining company Bathurst Resources announced it is making 29 staff redundant and signalled a delayed start … Read more »

Bathurst hunkers down as coking coal price keeps sinking

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) Coal miner Bathurst Resources is making 29 staff redundant as it hunkers down to ride out the lowest world prices for coking coal in the last nine years, and signals a delayed start to its controversial Escarpment open-cut … Read more »

Groups call on public to dump Westpac for funding coal mine

Press Release – Coal Action Network

The campaign against Westpac banks financial interest in mining on the Denniston Plateau stepped up a notch today when Coal Action Network Aotearoa and 350 Aotearoa launched their Make The Switch campaign encouraging people to dump their Westpac … Read more »

Power and Coal Market Recap for the Week Ending 2/2/14

Press Release – PIRA Energy Group

NYC-based PIRA Energy Group believes that the tighter LNG supply outlook extends further into 2014. Price volatility realized in the western U.S. markets last month shifted east along with the arctic-air intrusions in January. In Europe, gas fundamentals … Read more »

Genesis Energy ends imported coal contract

Press Release – Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy, operator of New Zealands largest power station at Huntly, has ended a contract to import coal from off shore and, at the same time, has extended its supply agreement with Solid Energy. Read more »

Genesis Energy axes Indonesian coal imports

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan 24 (BusinessDesk) State-owned electricity generator Genesis Energy, slated for partial privatisation in the first half of this year, has paid to extract itself from contracts that saw it importing coal from Indonesian suppliers. Read more »

Weekly Natural Gas, Power and Coal Market Recap

Press Release – PIRA Energy Group

PIRA Energy Group’s Weekly Natural Gas, Power and Coal Market Recap for the Week Ending 12/29/13 Read more »

$800,000 funding for Old Ghost Road cycle trai

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced funding of $800,000 for the Old Ghost Road cycle trail. The trail offers a journey back in time to the gold rush days of the 1860s and the long-forgotten settlements of Zalatown, Gibbstown, and … Read more »

OAG’s further Solid Energy inquires welcome

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Auditor-Generals decision to make further inquiries into Solid Energy is great news for the more than 700 people who have lost their jobs due to the near collapse of the SOE, says Labours SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

New Zealand Energy Quarterly released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The final New Zealand Energy Quarterly for 2013 was released by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment today. The report collates energy supply, demand, price and greenhouse gas statistics. Read more »

Statement from Dean Dunbar

Press Release – Dean Dunbar

Dean Dunbar, father of Joseph Dunbar, the youngest of the miners killed in the Pike River mine, says he is absolutely gutted that Peter Whitall is now refusing to meet with him and his family. Read more »

Choices needed for sustainable energy future

Press Release – Business NZ

Big gains in energy efficiency are vital to meet energy needs and stabilise emission levels, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council. The Council today released World Energy Scenarios: Composing energy futures to 2050, a report analysing differing approaches … Read more »

Victims of Pike River Failed By Justice System

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters says it is unacceptable that nobody is being held accountable for the Pike River deaths and that those responsible remain hidden from scrutiny. Read more »

New mining regulations approved

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Cabinet has approved new regulations for mining health and safety, as part of the Governments response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy. Read more »

Customers want end to Westpac support of Denniston coal mine

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Today Westpac customers queued at the Wellington Cuba Street Westpac branch, forming a continuous line and symbolically withdrawing a dollar to send Westpac a simple message: Westpac customers do not want their money financing climate change. Read more »

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