District Energy System for Christchurch

Press Release – Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Council (CCC), the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL) and Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) have formally signed an alliance with international partner Cofely-GDF SUEZ/Cowley … Read more »

Power restored to Hawkes Bay area

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower advises that all power is now restored to around 80,000 homes and businesses following a power outage this afternoon [Thursday]. The cause of the outage was simultaneous lightning strikes on two of the major transmission circuits running into the Hawkes … Read more »

Hawkes Bay Power Outage – Update

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower advises that it is currently experiencing a power outage in the Hawkes Bay area affecting around 80,000 customers. Read more »

Central Energy Trust boosts lighting project

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Central Energy Trust has granted $400,000 towards the Under Veranda Lighting Project which aims to improve visibility in the central city in an environmentally conscious manner. Read more »

$10 million in savings on offer for Mercury Energy customers

Press Release – Mercury Energy

Mercury Energy today announced an extra 2% Prompt Payment Discount (PPD) for its residential customers receiving their bills by email and paying by direct debit. General Manager, James Munro, said the extra discount (on top of Mercurys standard … Read more »

Genesis Oncology Trust-funded researchers win US competition

Press Release – Genesis Energy

Two New Zealanders, who completed their PhDs with funding from the Genesis Oncology Trust, are members of a joint team from Auckland and Stanford Universities to gain funding that will help accelerate the commercialization of their innovative breast … Read more »

New energy efficiency initiatives on target

Press Release – Sustainable Business Council

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcome this mornings announcements from the Hon. Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources, targeting business sustainability initiatives. Read more »

Trustpower Urges Aucklanders to ‘Get It Together’

Press Release – TrustPower

From today (06 April 14) the multi-service provider Trustpower is urging Aucklanders to get better value on their Ultra-Fast Broadband, Phone, Gas and Electricity by having it supplied, all on one account, as the company launches its unique multi-service … Read more »

Shout out for digital ambassadors in Whangarei

Press Release – Northpower

Sean Walters is keen to get some work experience during the holidays. But it wont be packing supermarket shelves. Instead the 18-year old computing student from Regent Training Centre is applying to be a youth digital ambassador at Whangareis upcoming … Read more »

No savings with power switching

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A report has dismissed the governments grand claims that customers who switch power companies have brought big savings to the electricity market, says Labours Energy spokesperson David Shearer. Read more »

Climate Crime Scene as Bridges announces Block Offer

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

Te Papa was cordoned off as a climate crime scene this morning as the fossil fuel industry gathered to hear Energy Minister and Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges announce the latest Block Offer. The 2014 offer doubles the area available … Read more »

Auckland needs govt commitment to funding for city rail link

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland needs the government to commit to early funding for the city rail link to make electrification of the rail line as effective as it can be, says Labours Transport Spokesperson Darien Fenton. Read more »

Reports show National flogging off Genesis too cheaply

Press Release – Green Party

Five independent reports have all concluded that National is selling Genesis shares for less than they are worth, and losing the taxpayer money, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

Planning for a Safe Future at NZ Wind Energy Conference

Press Release – NZ Wind Energy Association

The fundamentals of the electricity sector have remained the same for around 100 years. However, in the same way the Boeing 747 created a new pattern of international travel, new electricity technology is about to create unpredictable upheaval within … Read more »

Genesis shares worth more than $1.55: research reports

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) Four out of five independent research reports from investment houses in New Zealand and Australia value Genesis Energy shares at higher than the $1.55 a share offer price announced by government Ministers last Friday. Read more »

Genesis price latest in litany of asset sale failures

Press Release – Green Party

Genesis price latest in litany of asset sale failures Nationals cornerstone economic policy, asset sales, has been a complete failure, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. The Government has announced that it plans to sell Genesis for … Read more »

Genesis fire sale: asset sales net under $5b

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Genesis fire sale: asset sales net under $5b The last of Nationals failed asset sales is yet another fire sale with this time the Government ruining the books of Genesis,Labours SOE spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says. It is now official: … Read more »

Genesis shares priced at $1.55

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealanders have the opportunity to buy the majority of available Genesis Energy shares when the offer opens to retail investors tomorrow morning, after the successful completion of the bookbuild. The Genesis shares have been priced at $1.55 each, meaning … Read more »

Genesis Energy to list at $1.55 a share to raise $736mln

Article – BusinessDesk

March 28 (BusinessDesk) Genesis Energy shares will list on April 17 at $1.55 a share, at the high end of the value range of $1.35 to $1.65 a share nominated for the sale of up to 49 percent of New Zealands largest electricity and gas retailer … Read more »

Transpower pulls out of Ruataniwha Scheme

Press Release – Transparent Hawke’s Bay

Transparent Hawkes Bay spokesperson, Pauline Elliott, says it is not surprising Trustpower has pulled out of the Ruataniwha Water storage scheme. This scheme has multiple levels of risk. One of them is demand risk. That is, how many … Read more »

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