Forest & Bird goes to court over open cast coal mine

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is going to court over a decision by Buller District Council to allow an open cast coal mine on 100ha of pristine public reserve land, near Westport. Read more »

Solid Energy to close Spring Creek mine, no buyers emerged

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy will shut and seal the Spring Creek mine after failing to find a buyer for the shuttered Dunollie operation on the West Coast. Read more »

No Buyer For Spring Creek Mine Leads To Closure

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Despite an exhaustive sales process Solid Energy has been unsuccessful in securing a buyer for Spring Creek Mine and has reluctantly taken the decision to close the mine. Read more »

Big sectors lead the way

Article – CMC Markets

A combination of record highs for the US S&P 500 and strong metals prices raises the possibility of animal spirits returning to the Australian stock markets after a couple of weeks on the sidelines. Read more »

Coal Action protest finishes

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa has ended its protest at the Fonterra Clandeboye dairy plant this morning, vowing to step up protests against the company until it quits coal. Read more »

Speech: Peters – Pike River

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters speech: Pike River – A measure not of politics but of decency in a democracy Read more »

Fossil fuels “faltering”: Lose out on $5 trillion in assets

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

The fossil fuel industry is faltering and divestment numbers have skyrocketed, according to a new report by Arabella Advisors. Read more »

Time to break up with our banks – 2 December

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

We asked ANZ nicely ages ago to take our invested money out of big coal, oil and gas projects in Australasia and the Pacific, and they ignored us. Read more »

Solid Energy Sales Process Achieves Strong Outcome

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Sale and purchase agreements have been signed for the majority of Solid Energys key mining assets following a successful sales process that is projected to deliver outcomes in excess of forecast expectations. Read more »

Commitment to renewable energy earns CDHB accolade

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

The Canterbury DHB has today (Wednesday 19, October) been awarded an Energy-Mark Bronze Award in an official ceremony for its commitment to energy management, by New Zealands leading environmental certification authority, Enviro-Mark Solutions. Read more »

Solid Energy Asset Sales Process Proceeding on Schedule

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

A milestone step in the sale of Solid Energys assets has been reached with the receipt of bids, beginning the final stage of the sale process as scheduled. Read more »

Plan to boost coal burning at Huntly “regressive”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, August 25: The newly appointed CEO at Genesis Energy has said a third coal-burning unit could now be returned to service, in a move that has stunned Greenpeace New Zealand. Read more »

Activists carry out Waikato coal mine inspection

Press Release – Auckland Coal Action

A group of eight activists from Auckland Coal Action, many of them grandparents, today carried out an inspection of Solid Energys Kopako 1 coal mine in the Waikato to protest its redevelopment, and left a climate change message for the company. Read more »

Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert panel

Press Release – Coal Action Network

31 May 2016 Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert review panel: Coal Action Network Read more »

Doctors, nurses and public health professionals call on G7

Press Release – OraTaiao

More than 300,000 health professionals from 30 countries are asking G7 nations to speed up the move away from coal, in the interests of health and climate protection. Read more »

Community prepared to protect mountain however necessary

Press Release – Protect Karangahake Group

Local conservation group Protect Karangahake has shut down Newcrest’s gold exploration drilling rig on the side of Mt Karangahake just metres from conservation land. Read more »

Peaceful climate protest calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Peaceful climate protest calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion out of fossil fuel projects Read more »

Peaceful climate protest in Wellington

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Peaceful climate protest in Wellington calls on ANZ to pull $13.5 billion out of fossil fuel projects Read more »

Decision to keep Huntly operating in NZ’s best interest

Press Release – NZCID

The announcement today that Genesis will retain the strategic electricity reserve at Huntly may not please everyone, but the importance of ensuring a stable electricity supply close to demand centres is paramount, says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand … Read more »

Genesis “about to face the climate fight of 2016”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 28: This morning its been revealed that Genesis Energy will be keeping the coal burners on at New Zealands last coal-fired power station until at least 2022, despite promising to turn them off by 2018. Read more »

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