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Energy Wins A Successful Step In Cutting NPDC Carbon Footprint

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

LED street lights. Our district is growing, but NPDC has shrunk its carbon footprint over the last 15 years, even while it serves more people. And our emissions are expected to fall even faster if Councillors greenlight to proposals to Green our Place in … Read more »

Another Win For The Movement Against Deep Sea Oil Exploration

Press Release – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is celebrating the announcement that New Zealand Oil & Gas and its partner Beach Energy will relinquish their oil and gas exploration permit off the Oamaru coast as “another win for the climate, for wildlife and for people … Read more »

FFARN Response To CCC Report

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

CCC Report: Implications for the Petroleum Industry and NZ Dr Terrence Loomis, Coordinator Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network (FFARN) 3 February 2021 The Commission has generated a projected path, based on scientific evidence, to achieve New Zealand … Read more »

Climate Change Commission Draft Report

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Network Association (ENA) has welcomed the draft report from the Climate Change Commission setting out its pathway for New Zealand to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Electricity distributors stand ready to support the goal … Read more »

Fonterra Needs To Get Cracking On Quitting Coal: Coal Action Network Aotearoa

Press Release – Coal Action Network

New Zealands second-largest coal user, Fonterra – and the rest of the dairy industry – will have to shift up a gear in getting out of coal to meet the recommendations by the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today, … Read more »

Climate Change Commission Releases Advice On Path To Net Zero

Press Release – Climate Change Commission

The independent Climate Change Commission has released its draft package of advice to Government on the steps Aotearoa must take to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. Public consultation on the draft advice begins … Read more »

Massive Corporate Solar Projects Proposed – Predatory Against Rooftop Solar Investment

Press Release – Molly Melhuish

A new report for MBIE[i] outlines the economics of massive growth of utility-scale solar suggesting power companies may install some 2 to 11 gigawatts of solar by 2030. This compares to todays total generation capacity of 9.2 gigawatts. In … Read more »

Genesis Commits To Aggressive 1.5°C Science-based Emissions Targets

Press Release – Genesis Energy

Genesis has committed to removing at least 1.2m tonnes of annual carbon emissions over the next five years tied to an international benchmark of limiting global warming to below 1.5C by 2025. From a 2020 base, Genesis is aiming to reduce generation … Read more »

Business Leaders Welcome Public Sector’s Acceleration To Zero Carbon

Press Release – Sustainable Business Council

The Sustainable Busines Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the Governments announcement to accelerate the public sectors race to zero carbon within the next five years. The announcement is the focus of three of the … Read more »

Hard Work Begins On Climate Policy Now

Press Release – PEPANZ

The wider energy industry is ready to take a leadership role in the hard work of transitioning following todays announcement of a climate emergency. “This is a real challenge that requires change from all of us,” says Petroleum Exploration … Read more »

Action 1 December And 3 December For XR Te Whanganui A Tara

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa

Two actions soon, please join us. 1. Demand Action on Western Sahara When : Tuesday 1 December at 8:30 am Join us on Tuesday, December 1, 8.30am at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 195a Lambton Quay, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (corner of Panama St). … Read more »

Mayor Boult “Cautiously Optimistic” About Draft Decision

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Mayor Jim Boult will work with his fellow Councillors to understand the impact of todays draft decision by Commerce Commission New Zealand (CCNZ) on Auroras proposed pricing increases for the region. I … Read more »

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