Generating Connections Showcases NZ’s Energy Future

Press Release – SEANZ

The Generating Connections Conference and Technology Showcase which runs in Hamilton from 23rd-25th November will highlight the important role solar PV, battery storage, and related technologies have in helping build New Zealands electricity network … Read more »

EECA Consults on Energy Levy-Funded Activities

Press Release – EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is seeking feedback on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2018/19 year. Read more »

NZ Ranked in Top 10 in Global Energy Comparison

Press Release – Business New Zealand

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes New Zealands continued robust energy sector performance in comparison to other countries. 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 »

Global demand for natural gas a big opportunity for NZ

Press Release – PEPANZ

The International Energy Agencys new forecast that demand for natural gas will increase 45% by 2040 is a major opportunity for New Zealand, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Read more »

Electricity Networks Association on Electricity Review

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

Media Release from the Electricity Networks Association Electricity Network Association (ENA) Chairman Ken Sutherland today responded to several recent public comments by electricity retailers, which he characterised as attempts to influence the … Read more »

Mercury takes crack at networks’ threat to ‘energy freedom’

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury NZ chief executive Fraser Whineray has lashed out at electricity network monopolies, owners of the wires that deliver power to consumers, saying they represent a threat to people’s “energy freedom”. Read more »

Solar Panel Retailer Warned Over Financial Benefit Claims

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to a solar panel systems retailer over claims made about the financial benefits of solar panel installation. Read more »

Electricity regulator sees long future for Tiwai Point

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s abundant renewable electricity may be the saviour of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, attract energy-intensive industries to New Zealand and eventually see electricity exported across the Tasman Sea to Australia, … Read more »

Opportune Time to End Petroleum Industry Subsidies

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

A new study has found that taxpayer support for the New Zealand oil and gas industry increased 3-fold under the National government. In 2009 subsidies of all kinds were $40.5 million but that increased to $124 million by this year, a 300% increase. Read more »

New study shows exciting gas potential for Canterbury

Press Release – PEPANZ

— The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) is welcoming a new report showing the exciting potential of developing natural gas in the South Island. Read more »

Electricity retailers welcome Megan Woods as Energy Minister

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The Electricity Retailers Association (ERANZ) congratulates Dr Megan Woods on being appointed Minister of Energy & Resources, and looks forward to working with her and the new Labour-led coalition Government, says Chief Executive Jenny … Read more »

Meridian positive on what new government has flagged to date

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Outgoing Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns said there is a lot of detail in the coalition proposals from Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern’s government the company is keen to engage on and overall it is positive … Read more »

Meridian positive on what new government has flagged to date

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Outgoing Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns said there is a lot of detail in the coalition proposals from Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern’s government the company is keen to engage on and overall it is positive … Read more »

Profit-takers stall carbon price, but $20 in sight for Xmas

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The price of carbon in the New Zealand emissions trading scheme is nudging $19 a tonne and could reach $20 a tonne by Christmas, says the director for financial markets at OMF, which operates a carbon trading platform. Read more »

Q+A: James Shaw interviewed by Greg Boyed

Press Release – TVNZ

Green Party says Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary plan still on the table Green Party leader James Shaw told TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that the scheme is still on the negotiating table. JAMES Yes, well, its certainly still on the table. Obviously, theres … Read more »

Gull Makes a Good Mistake And Commits to Holding Fuel Prices

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

GULL MAKES A GOOD MISTAKE AND COMMITS TO HOLDING FUEL PRICES Auckland, 20th October 2017 Gull was running a special promotion yesterday in celebration of the much anticipated long labour weekend. It dropped the prices by 10c a litre on all fuel … Read more »

Mercury NZ lifts earnings outlook

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury NZ, the electricity generator-retailer formerly known as MightyRiverPower, raised its annual earnings guidance as the spell of wet weather boosted generation at its North Island hydro plants. Read more »

Vector eyes electric vehicles as mobile power sources

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Vector is looking to drive new innovation in the rapidly expanding electric vehicle sector by not only providing charging solutions but also turning them into power sources. Read more »

Ministers Mislead the Public over Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

During the recent election campaign, Minister for Climate Issues Paula Bennett came under pressure from celebrities, scientists and a coalition of environmental organisations to state what National was doing to address climate change and meet New Zealands … Read more »

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