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A 100% Renewable Electricity Pipedream

Press Release – Azwood Energy

The Governments plan to move to wholly renewable electricity by 2035 is extravagant and could drive up electricity prices by 39 per cent, industry insiders have heard. Coupled with recent findings that fossil fuel-generated electricity production has … Read more »

“SOUR MILK” Protest at Parliament

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Yesterday afternoon, around 60 members of Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara gathered in Parliament grounds to protest against intensive dairy farming, and the associated land damage, greenhouse gas emissions, freshwater pollution, health impacts … Read more »

Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara Kick-Off Event

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara Kick-Off Event A Gathering of Rebels International Week of Action against climate change and the 6th mass extinction (April 15 – 20, 2019) Read more »

Solar, batteries and demand response may save $500M

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Maximising use of solar, batteries and other forms of distributed energy could save the country about $500 million long-term, the Electricity Authority has been told. Read more »

SOUR MILK – There is a sour side to our white gold

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Wellington will be taking action at Parliament at 3pm on the 17th of April 2019 to draw attention to the sour side of our white gold. Esteemed freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy will be speaking about the issues of intensive … Read more »

OMV eyes up to 10 wells for GSB programme

Article – BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) – OMV says early success in its planned drilling campaign in the Great South Basin could require as many as 10 wells to be drilled. Read more »

NZOG gains three-year extension at Barque

Article – BusinessDesk

April 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas has been granted a three-year extension on its drilling programme in the Canterbury basin. Read more »

Meridian pushes for faster action on gas disclosures

Article – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy is pushing for faster action on the disclosure of gas trading, maintenance shutdowns and near-term production and consumption forecasts. Read more »

‘Ambitious’ renewable targets will require infrastructure

Article – BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) – The government is ambitious to develop the countrys renewable energy systems and will spend much of this year developing its strategy out to 2050, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says. Read more »

Green hydrogen industry in NZ – Expert Q&A

Press Release – Science Media Centre

On March 15, the Prime Minister released a roadmap for transitioning the Taranaki region from an oil and gas producer to a green hydrogen hub. Read more »

Controller update: July to December 2018

Press Release – Controller and Auditor-General

1 April 2019: Most government spending for the first six months of 2018/19 has been properly authorised and is within the law. However, we have confirmed two instances that were not properly authorised. Read more »

Power costs key to industrial electrification – MEUG

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – The electricity sector and the government will have to find ways to keep power costs lower if renewable energy is to displace fossil fuels in industrial processes, the Major Electricity Users Group says. Read more »

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