Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

Solar homes stymied by Govt inaction

Press Release – Green Party

Government inaction is allowing the big power companies to discourage the nascent solar power sector, the Green Party said today. Green Party MP Gareth Hughes launched a petition today calling on the Government to empower the Electricity Authority to … Read more »

MRP to exit geothermal investments in Chile & Germany

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced that the Company will exit its geothermal development interests in Chile and Germany, while keeping its stake in operating US interests. The Company announced earlier this year that it was undertaking a review of international … Read more »

MRP to quit Chilean, German geothermal investments

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 16 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower, the first of the state-owned power companies to be partially privatised last year, will quit its geothermal investments in Chile and Germany, while sticking with its interests in the US. Read more »

Trustpower committed to Australian renewables projects

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Tauranga-based electricity company Trustpower says it remains committed to its renewable energy projects in Australia, in spite of the uncertainty created by the review of the Renewable Energy Targets policy by the federal government. Read more »

More money for your Christmas break

Press Release – EECA

You’ve spent hours planning your Christmas break and months saving for your holiday but have you thought about saving on your energy bills while you are away from home? Read more »

Vector Network News: 15 December 2014

Press Release – Vector Limited

As homes and businesses across the country light up with the colours of the season this Christmas, Vector reminds customers to keep safety top of mind when powering decorations with electricity. Read more »

Pulse Energy sinks deeper into the red

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Pulse Energy, the electricity retailer controlled by lines company Buller Electricity, sank deeper into the red in the first half as historical electricity derivatives tied the company to substantially higher than expected wholesale … Read more »

Market CommentaryDecember 2014

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The final Market Commentary for the year includes an overview of the market operation service providers, an update on the development of the hedge market and details of the smart meter roll out in New Zealand. Read more »

Meridian abandons QLD hyrdo plan on “puzzling” Aussie stance

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy, the partially privatised electricity generator and retailer, has abandoned plans for a Queensland hydro power project, blaming the “destabilising revisions” in the Australian Federal Government’s renewable … Read more »

Commerce Commission decision on WACC used for disclosures

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) that will apply to information disclosure for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. Read more »

Te Rere Hau Windfarm: Commitment to resolving issues

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is disappointed with the Court of Appeal decision to uphold an earlier High Court decision regarding Te Rere Hau Windfarm. Read more »

Government can’t rely on geothermal to grow itself

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

While Electricity Authority figures showing geothermal has risen from the fourth to the second highest source of power generation are a promising sign for a geothermal renaissance, there can be no cause for complacency, Labours Energy spokesperson … Read more »

Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner’s cases up 127%

Press Release – Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

In the six-months to 30 September 2014 the office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner (EGCC) received 2238 complaints about electricity and gas companies. This is up from 986 in the same period last year and shows an increase of 127%. Read more »

Unison Lights Up Hawke’s Bay this Christmas

Press Release – Unison

Unison is getting right into the spirit of Christmas this year, having confirmed its sponsorship of two local festive events the Fiesta of Lights at Hastings Showgrounds and the Tremains Christmas Lights extravaganza. Read more »

85% would be inclined to buy an electric car if cost same

Press Release – Pulse Energy

Survey respondents strongly indicate that if electric cars were more available at a reasonable price, the uptake in New Zealand could be as high as anywhere else in the world. These results may surprise auto makers as only 15% are saying they would … Read more »

Electricity transmission assets transfer to Eastland Network

Press Release – Eastland Network

An agreement between Eastland Network and Transpower will see the regions high voltage electricity transmission network transfer to Eastland Network from March 2015. Read more »

Nati Power joins Pā Wars 2015

Press Release – Contact Energy

Nati Power could help your marae win P Wars….or at least some new mattresses and sheets. Thats because Te Runanganui o Ngti Porou and Contact Energy are teaming up for Ngti Porou P Wars 2015 in an effort to raise the number of people … Read more »

Electric vehicles proving popular

Press Release – Vector Limited

Since Vector purchased the EV fleet vehicles in September, the cars have been fully booked out every day. Read more »

EVolocity Event A Hit With Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts

Press Release – EVolocity

New Zealands first ever day of electric motorsport took place this past Sunday at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna Christchurch. EVolocity, sponsored by Orion, featured standing sprints (drags) and lap sprints for electric go karts, motor bikes … Read more »

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