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Refining NZ eyes low-carbon opportunities

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Refining NZ says it is reviewing its activities and potential opportunities to improve shareholder returns in the medium and long term. Read more »

Mercury storage slides to two-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Hydro storage in Lake Taupo has fallen to a two-year low after unusually dry weather in the central North Island in recent weeks. Read more »

New central Dunedin District Energy Scheme considered

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Potential for an eco-friendly energy system for central Dunedin came a step closer this month with the citys major institutions adding their signature to a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Read more »

October 2018 power switching stats released

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The latest monthly statistics show 38,870 New Zealand households changed electricity supplier during October. Read more »

Contact looking again at wind

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy is looking again at wind generation and may carry out some preliminary investigations during the next two years. Read more »

MBIE’s GHG Figures Define Clean Energy

Press Release – Azwood Energy

MBIE has released figures which illustrate wood fuel is the cleanest energy consumed for process heat in New Zealand, by a huge margin. The data indicates that replacing fossil fuels with wood energy could drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, … Read more »

EECA seeks feedback on 2019/20 energy levies

Press Release – EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is seeking feedback on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2019/20 year. Read more »

Unrepentent Stiassny lashes out at final Vector AGM

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Outgoing Vector chairman Michael Stiassny has delivered a no-holds-barred speech at his last AGM with the electricity lines company, including accusing Vectors majority shareholder of a personal vendetta against him and anyone … Read more »

Genesis says no collusion among generators

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy says recent stress in the wholesale electricity market does not mean the major generators have colluded against the rest of the sector. Read more »

‘World First’ Enables Kiwis to Meet Climate Change Challenge

Press Release – SolarCity

World First Enables Kiwis to Meet Climate Change Challenge and Cut Power Bills In Half Solarcity, New Zealands leading solar power company has teamed up with Panasonic the worlds leading battery manufacturer, to launch a world first. A … Read more »

Independent Power Retailers Lay Joint Complaint to EA

Press Release – Joint Press Release

NZs Largest Independent Power Retailers Lay Joint Complaint to Electricity Authority, Calling for Urgent Action Read more »

NZ still waiting for lightbulb moment from Woods

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government must wince every time the Energy Minister gets questioned on her portfolio given her lack of detail, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

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