Lucy Lawless & Greenpeace Confront Arctic Oil Drillers

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, July 20 – New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless has just set sail on the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, to confront the Norwegian oil giant Statoil as it drills for oil in the Arctic. Read more »

Electricity retailers seek ‘ring-fencing’ of competition

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Electricity retailers are urging regulators to ‘ring-fence’ solar, battery and other emerging technology businesses being pursued by monopoly electricity network owners to allow competition in new electricity services to flourish. Read more »

Green Infrastructure Fund to help NZ become carbon neutral

Press Release – Green Party

Green Infrastructure Fund to help NZ become carbon neutral by 2050 The Green Party today announced a plan to kick-start the green economy, create jobs in the clean technology and infrastructure sectors, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The … Read more »

What challenges do EVs pose for electricity infrastructure?

Press Release – Drive Electric

How the growing number of electric vehicles will affect New Zealands electricity infrastructure is an issue Drive Electric has been investigating. Read more »

Zero Carbon Residential Heating for Rereahu

Press Release – Te Kakara O Te Waonui Collective

Te Kakara o te Waonui Collective are seeking support from all political parties, and from private funders, for financial backing to fund a scheme to directly address the heating of Rereahu houses with zero carbon based sources of energy. Read more »

Green Party will ensure clean, safe drinking water

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party will ensure clean, safe drinking water for everyone The Green Party is today launching a policy that will ensure New Zealanders have access to clean, safe drinking water with measures including making water bottlers and exporters pay … Read more »

Vector to return $13.9m to Auckland electricity consumers

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years. Read more »

Big powercos fail to impress customers

Press Release – Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ survey of customer satisfaction with energy providers has found the big five powercos continue to deliver underwhelming service. Read more »

Fuel Market Study released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A study into New Zealands retail fuel market confirms that it has features which may not be consistent with a workably competitive market, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Millions could be saved through green infrastructure

Press Release – Auckland Council

Green infrastructure could save Auckland millions of dollars in critical infrastructure as well as providing a major environmental boost, according to a new report published this week. Read more »

Energy End Use Database updated

Press Release – EECA

If you want to know how much diesel was used by in mining, or how much greenhouse gas was generated by space heating, you can now find the latest data online. Read more »

REPEAT: Shell NZ narrows FY loss

Article – BusinessDesk

June 26 (BusinessDesk) – Shell New Zealand is keen to find suitors for its remaining New Zealand assets after the sale of its Kapuni onshore field helped narrow its loss in the year to December while Austrian oil and gas producer OMV AG’s New Zealand … Read more »

Insulation grants extended to low-income home owners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation grants to include low-income home owners in addition to landlords with low-income or high health need tenants, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins … Read more »

Energy Innovation Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy Innovation Amendment Bill passes third reading Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins have announced new measures to support the uptake of electric vehicles and improve energy efficiency in New Zealand. The … Read more »

EMANZ Welcomes NZEECS Announcement

Press Release – EMANZ

The Energy Management Association of New Zealand has welcomed the publication of the MBIEs New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) 2017-22. Read more »

Govt now needs to focus on its Energy Efficiency Strategy

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its pleased the Governments refresh of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) focuses on the heat and transport opportunities available across New Zealand as implementing these will … Read more »

New Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Judith Collins Minister of Energy and Resources 27 June 2017 New Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released Read more »

Hamilton Student Sues NZ Government Over Climate Change Today

Press Release – Sarah Lorraine Thomson

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. Read more »

Speech: Peters – NZ First campaign launch

Speech – New Zealand First Party

NZ First campaign launch Palmerston North Convention Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North. Sunday, June 25, 2pm. The regions Together, for New Zealand Read more »

Labour’s “About Face” on Rivers Sad for Environment

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing organisation says the Labour Partys reversal of its policy on charging commercial users for use of freshwater is a retrograde 180 degree turn around and therefore disappointing. Read more »

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