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Greens Energy Policies; Positive For Working Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“Working people have signaled their commitment to do more to address the most pressing issue of our time; climate change. The energy policies that the Green Party have launched today provide a meaningful contribution to addressing climate change,” … Read more »

Greenpeace Welcomes Green Party Plan To Boost Solar And End Coal/Gas

Press Release – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is applauding the Green Party on their energy policy announcement today but seeks assurances that the Greens will make phasing out fossil fuels and investing in distributed renewable energy a bottom line in any potential coalition negotiations. … Read more »

350 Aotearoa Welcomes The Green Party’s Clean Energy Plan To Build A Fairer, Low-Carbon Future

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa welcomes the Greens’ plan to transform Aotearoas energy system and set Aotearoa on course towards a fossil-fuel free future in which workers are supported into new jobs, and communities have the power … Read more »

Green Party Unveils Clean Energy Plan

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is today unveiling part one of its plan for a fossil-fuel free Aotearoa, including an immediate ban on new industrial coal boilers. To ensure a just transition away from fossil-fuels, the Green Partys Clean Energy Plan will: Establish a Clean … Read more »

Making Smelter’s Exit A Benefit To NZ Consumers And Community

Article – Molly Melhuish

Will the exit of the smelter mean cheaper electricity? It should, because the surplus electricity will make wholesale prices crash. But power companies are turning that into profit. When Meridian manipulated wholesale prices last year for just one month, … Read more »

Infracom To Factor Tiwai Closure In Infrastructure Strategy

Press Release – New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

Todays announcement of the potential closure of the Tiwai aluminium smelter by Rio Tinto has very significant implications for the economy and energy market. This will be a key consideration in Infracoms thinking as it develops New Zealands … Read more »

Z Energy Supports Fuel Industry Bill, Encourages Faster Change To Wholesale Contracts

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy supports the Fuel Industry Bill and believes it will have positive outcomes for competition and consumers but warns that in its current form it could have a delayed impact and could cause unintended consequences for fuel dealers. Speaking … Read more »

The End Of Tiwai Pt Could Open Huge Opportunities For NZ

Press Release – Coal Action Network

The announced closure of Tiwai Point is welcome news for the clean energy future of New Zealand, and presents huge opportunities in areas such as electrifying transport and developing new, high-tech industries, Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today. … Read more »

Government Will Support The People And Economy Of Southland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Hon Dr Megan Woods The Government will support the Southland economy in the wake of multinational mining company Rio Tintos decision to follow through with its long signalled closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. This … Read more »

Rio Tinto Departure Makes Decarbonisation Projects ‘shovel Ready’

Press Release – Greenpeace

Todays Tiwai Point closure announcement will result in cheaper electricity for New Zealand households and the chance to swiftly decarbonise transport and industry, says Greenpeace. Rio Tintos smelter, which uses 13 percent of New Zealands … Read more »

Tiwai Closure Points To End Of Heavy Industry Under Ardern

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The closure of Tiwai Point signals the end of heavy industry under the Ardern Government, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Labour is squeezing the life out of the economy. For the past three years, it has made it much more difficult … Read more »

Contact Says Smelter Closure Is ‘disappointing’

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy (Contact) CEO Mike Fuge said Rio Tintos intention to effectively close New Zealands Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) by giving 14 months notice on their electricity contract with Meridian Energy was very disappointing. … Read more »

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