Keep cool without blowing your energy bill

Press Release – EECA

Keep cool without blowing your energy bill You can keep your home cool without blowing your energy bill, according to EECA ENERGYWISE. Technical expert Allen Davison says more New Zealanders are using their heat pumps as air conditioners in summer and … Read more »

Kiwis take power into their own hands

Press Release – Electricity Authority

A record number of New Zealanders switched electricity companies in 2017 as competition in the market increased to never-before-seen levels. Read more »

Electricity retailers look to provide more transparency

Opinion – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Electricity retailers look to provide more transparency about how customers data is used and shared By Jenny Cameron, Chief Executive, Electricity Retailers Association of NZ Over the past decade, digital technology has transformed the way New Zealanders … Read more »

Mercury picksTesla for large scale battery project

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury NZ has selected Tesla as the provider for a scalable national grid-connected battery trial after a tender process launched last September. Read more »

NZTA seek info to set up national EV charge infrastructure

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The NZ Transport Agency is seeking information for a nationwide electric vehicle charging infrastructure as it looks to roll out a further 41 electric vehicles across its fleet. Read more »

2017 year of extreme weather – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Niwa has released its annual climate summary for 2017, which it says was a year of weather extremes. Read more »

ETS transition phase-out sets up climate debate

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Todays reduction of transition measures for New Zealands Emissions Trading Scheme sets up this years important climate change debate, National Party Climate Change Spokesperson Todd Muller says. Read more »

Ports of Auckland study into ‘plugging-in’ cruise ships

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has today released the results of its study into the feasibility of using shore power for cruise ships berthed in Auckland . Shore power is the industry term to describe plugging-in cruise ships to the national grid. Read more »

Govt allows new seismic blasting in Māui dolphin habitat

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand says that the New Zealand government is failing to protect the last 63 Mui dolphins by allocating oil and gas exploration rights within Mui dolphin habitat off Taranaki. Read more »

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be last

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZs last, says Greenpeace Read more »

Govt misleading the public on permit process

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

There are serious inaccuracies in the Prime Ministers recent comments about the lack of consideration of environmental factors when permitting new mines and petroleum exploration and production, National Party spokesperson for Energy and Resources … Read more »

One new oil and gas exploration permit awarded

Press Release – NZ Petroleum and Minerals

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals petroleum national manager Josh Adams today announced that one exploration permit has been awarded in Block Offer 2017. Westside New Zealand Ltd submitted the successful bid for an area covering 547km2 off the … Read more »

Protest Groups to Go to Sea Against Amazon Warrior

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki is teaming up with other groups to take the protest to sea against seismic survey ship the Amazon Warrior, in a bid to stop more drilling and bring in a much needed marine mammal sanctuary in the South Taranaki Bight. Read more »

Fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, December 18: Greenpeace says the Governments announcement on the formalisation of a Climate Commission is a positive step, but expanding the fossil fuel industry by issuing new fossil fuel permits would undermine the Commission before it even … Read more »

BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes winter energy payment

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the announcement of a winter energy payment, which will help those Kiwis who find it difficult to pay their electricity bills. Read more »

Electricity retailers welcome Winter Energy Payment

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) welcomes the additional Winter Energy Payment for beneficiaries and superannuitants that was announced by the coalition Government today. Read more »

Winter Energy Payment

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) has welcomed the Governments winter energy payment to help lower income households. Read more »

Winter energy payments to keep a million Kiwis warm

Press Release – New Zealand Government

As part of the Governments Families Package, a new Winter Energy Payment (WEP) will help a million people with the costs of heating their homes in winter, Minister for Energy and Resources Megan Woods and Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni … Read more »

Eight Actions Take to Phase Out Govt Support for Oil and Gas

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Eight Actions Government Could Take to Phase Out Support for the Oil and Gas Industry Read more »

Government to conduct inquiry into fuel pipe outage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The coalition Government will conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into making New Zealands fuel supply more secure following the September outage of the Marsden Refinery to Auckland fuel pipeline, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. Read more »

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