Paula Bennett notches up second climate failure

Press Release – Green Party

New Climate Minister Paula Bennett has notched up her second major fail for the climate in a week, overseeing a decision to keep burning coal at the Huntly power station until 2022, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Govt acknowledges Genesis commitment to removing coal units

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged Genesis Energys continuing commitment to phasing out its two remaining coal units by 2022. Read more »

WCC announces reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council announced today that Wellingtons gross greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 2.1% between 2001 and 2015. More details will be release in the Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Wellington City and the Greater Wellington … Read more »

Ending Huntly coal key step towards renewable target

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party says the National Government must commit to stop burning coal at the Huntly power station in 2018 to achieve its own target of 90 percent renewable electricity by 2025. Read more »

“Huntly must close” in wake of coal company bankruptcy

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 14: The pressure is mounting for New Zealands last coal fired power-plant, Huntly, to close its two remaining coal units in the wake of news that the worlds largest private sector coal company has just filed for bankruptcy. Read more »

Simons fossil fuel Bridges to Nowhere

Press Release – Frack Free Kapiti

Mr Bridges is woefully out of date and ill advised when it comes to what is dirtiest – coal or gas. Read more »

Bathurst should give up their resource consents

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on Bathurst Resources Limited to surrender their access rights and resource consents for coal mining on the high value conservation land of the Denniston Plateau, after the announcement today that the mine will close in … Read more »

New Zealand carbon market hotting up

Press Release – Carbon News

New Zealands carbon market is on the move, breaking the $10 barrier today, says Carbon News, the countrys specialist daily carbon market publication. Todays sale of 15,000 spot NZUs (the domestic carbon unit) at $10 is a milestone, said … Read more »

Tiwai Point and old Huntly station look set to run past 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Both the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and the remaining two gas and coal-fired units at Genesis Energy’s ageing Huntly power station will remain in operation past 2018, Mighty River Power’s chief executive Fraser Whineray … Read more »

Contact sells Otahuhu power station land

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact sells Otahuhu power station land Contact Energy Limited (Contact) today announced that it has sold the Otahuhu power station land to Auckland developer Stonehill Property Trust, an entity of Euroclass Design and Build for NZ$30 million. Under … Read more »

Solid Energy in better shape than $1 Aussie coal miner: CEO

Article – BusinessDesk

Solid Energy in better position than sold-for-a-dollar Aussie coal mine, CEO Clifford says Read more »

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 »

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