Technical Expert Advisors to meet end of April

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

The 11 technical expert advisors providing independent advice to the Pike River Recovery Agency have been invited to a four day Agency Technical Experts Alliance workshop in Greymouth starting Monday 30 April. Read more »

Pike River Recovery Agency appoints technical advisors

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

A group of 11 technical advisors has been appointed by the Pike River Recovery Agency to provide independent advice addressing the safety and feasibility of a manned re-entry to the Pike River Mine. Read more »

Bathurst’s JV with Talleys drive surge in profit

Article – BusinessDesk

March 1 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources turned to a profit from ordinary activities in its first-half thanks to the contribution of four months of earnings from its joint venture with Talley’s Group, which took control of Solid Energy facilities … Read more »

Fund encourages lower-emissions technology

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation MEDIA STATEMENT 19 February 2018 Fund encourages lower-emissions technology Read more »

High Court rules Crown Minerals Act has primacy

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – The High Court has ruled that the Crown Minerals Act has primacy over the Reserve Act in an application to mine coal on reserve land in Buller. Read more »

Genesis Energy irks greenies with plans to keep burning coal

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy has pushed back plans to stop burning coal for power generation to 2030, a move that has sparked the ire of environmentalists. Read more »

No future for coal in New Zealand

Press Release – Green Party

There is no future in burning coal to produce electricity in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

In a move that has stunned environmentalists, Genesis Energy has announced a plan to keep burning coal for power generation until 2030. Read more »

Sage says Sullivan Mine didn’t meet economic benefit test

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Coal couldn’t persuade Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage that its plan to buy Solid Energy’s mothballed Sullivan Mine on the Denniston Plateau was a good enough deal for New Zealand. Read more »

Government must deliver for Westport

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young is calling on the Government to make a positive decision on access for the Te Kuha Mine after visiting the site recently. Read more »

Remarks to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ


Forest & Bird welcomes DOC joining legal appeal of coal mine

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the Department of Conservations decision to join the appeal of the Te Kuha coal mine project. Read more »

Ports of Auckland study into ‘plugging-in’ cruise ships

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has today released the results of its study into the feasibility of using shore power for cruise ships berthed in Auckland . Shore power is the industry term to describe plugging-in cruise ships to the national grid. Read more »

The Time is Right to Review the Electricity Sector

Press Release – Bell Gully

Renewable energy targets and the take-up of new technologies mean it is the right time to review the regulatory settings for the electricity sector, according to a new report by law firm Bell Gully. Read more »

A fresh start for climate change mitigation in New Zealand

Article – Robert McLachlan

The election of the sixth Labour-led government heralds a new direction for climate change policy in New Zealand. Read more »

Health and Safety Has Not Improved Since Pike River

Press Release – Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

Seven years after the Pike River disaster and after significant changes to legislation and regulations surrounding health and safety in the workplace, nothing has changed according to the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand at their annual National … Read more »

Ending Our Reliance on the Oil and Gas Industry

Article – Dr Terrence Loomis

Its got to happen sooner or later – the end of the coal and petroleum industries. The sooner the better according to climate scientists. Unthinkable for decades say industry representatives. After all, were dependent on the stuff and affordable … Read more »

Pike River Recovery Agency established

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pike River Recovery Agency established Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little today announced the establishment of a new stand-alone government department, the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. The Agency will … Read more »

Energy Research Strategy welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy Research Strategy welcomed Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods has today welcomed the launch of an Energy Research Strategy for New Zealand developed by the National Energy Research Institute (NERI). The strategy was informed … Read more »

Solid Energy creditors to get at least 60c in $1

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy New Zealand’s creditors will get at least 60 cents in the dollar after the failed state-owned enterprise’s mines are sold, up from the previous range of 45 cents to 55 cents. Read more »

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