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Household power bills hit 10 year low

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The average annual power bill has fallen by $120 since 2015 according to data released by MBIE today, Electricity Retailers Association Chief Executive Cameron Burrows says. Read more »

Ōpōtiki District Council Declares Climate Emergency

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion

ptiki District Councillors voted at the General Meeting on Thursday 5th September 2019 to Declare a Climate Emergency. Mayor John Forbes and four of the five councilors present voted in favour of the motion that ptiki District Council declares … Read more »

Government hydrogen focus welcomed

Press Release – Refining NZ

Refining New Zealand is pleased to see the Governments endorsement of the importance of hydrogen for New Zealands economy and future energy needs, says Chief Executive Mike Fuge. Read more »

Export hydrogen an opportunity from 100% renewables

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Hydrogen will play an important role in de-carbonising the New Zealand economy, but the bigger gain could be from the development of a new export fuel industry, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says. Read more »

PEPANZ comment on hydrogen Green Paper

Press Release – PEPANZ

Hydrogen has potential as a future energy carrier but producing it from natural gas is the most obvious and affordable source, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Exploration Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Read more »

Hydrogen plan points way to renewable future

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is charting the way towards a more renewable energy system with the launch of a national vision for hydrogen, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today. Read more »

Students Celebrate As Auckland Uni Ditches Fossil Fuels

Press Release – Fossil Free UoA

Yesterday, after a student-led campaign spanning more than five years, the University of Auckland committed to divest from fossil fuels. Read more »

Ngāti Waewae opposes decision to block West Coast power

Press Release – Ngati Waewae

The chair of West Coast iwi Ngti Waewae has voiced strong opposition to the government decision to block a hydro-electric power scheme on the Waitaha River. Read more »

Broad South Island reach for new Timaru fuel terminal

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands newest fuel importer believes the terminal it is building in Timaru will be able to supply customers across most of the South Island. Read more »

Decision underlines need for better consenting process

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

The cancellation of the Westpower hydro scheme concession under the Conservation Act after years of community engagement has significant implications for the review of the resource management system that is about to commence and underlines the need … Read more »

Parker blocks West Coast hydro proposal

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – A 20-megawatt hydro scheme on the West Coast has been blocked by Environment Minister David Parker due to its impact on the pristine and outstanding nature of the Morgan Gorge. Read more »

Consultation opens on draft Minerals and Petroleum Resources

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A draft Minerals and Petroleum Resource Strategy which seeks to support the transition to low emissions future, while building a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy has been released for public consultation by the Ministry of Business, Innovation … Read more »

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