Business Scoop


Govt trashes NZ reputation, creates $104M losses

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government has hurt New Zealands reputation well beyond the oil and gas sector, and must respond to investors facing $104 million of losses if its exploration ban succeeds, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Urgent need to close loopholes in exploration ban

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Last Wednesday it was announced that Austrian oil company OMV had been granted a two-year extension to its exploration permit to assess geological data in the Great Southern Basin off the Otago Coast before deciding whether and where to drill … Read more »

Imported coal needed to keep the lights on in NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy is buying coal and gas in the wholesale market to supplement fuel supplies, while it awaits the first deliveries of imported coal in early December. Read more »

Focus on ‘low-hanging fruit’ for emissions reduction

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand has a lot of low-hanging fruit it can pursue now with known technologies to start reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Methanex New Zealand managing director Dean Richardson says. Read more »

Time for Fairer Compensation for Power Outages

Press Release – City Vision

Commenting on the NZ Herald stories about electricity service compensation issues for both business and residential customers Read more »

First Day Entrust Election Voters Well Up On 2015

Press Release – City Vision

City Vision comment on first days voting numbers in Entrust election Read more »

Community Energy Network Co-Hosts Community Resilience Hui

Press Release – Community Energy Network

Community Energy Network (CEN) , the Zero Waste Network and Environment Hubs Aotearoa are joining forces to host a hui in Wellington this week on the most innovative ways to strengthen New Zealands communities. Read more »

Pohokura gas shutdown exposes urgent need for solar

Press Release – Greenpeace

Monday, October 15: Skyrocketing power prices linked to a shutdown at the offshore Pohokura gas field are just another reminder that we need to fast-track the rollout of solar energy, says Greenpeace. Read more »

Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Megan Woods has underlined just how indefensible the decision to axe oil and gas exploration is by failing to provide any evidence to back up her claim it will reduce carbon emissions, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

The Nation: Energy Minister Megan Woods

Press Release – The Nation

Energy Minister Megan Woods says regulating the price of petrol is one of the options that will be considered but no decisions would be made until the Commerce Commission comes back with their market report. Read more »

PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has got her fuel tax numbers badly wrong, showing she doesnt even know how much her Governments additional taxes are costing New Zealanders, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

High power prices to persist with Pohokura outage

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – High power prices may persist for another month with full production from the Pohokura gas field not expected to resume before late November. Read more »

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