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Labour’s Energy Policy Shows Progress, But More Action Needed To Protect The Planet

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party says Labours energy policy is a step in the right direction, but the Greens would go further and faster to meaningfully tackle the climate crisis. Green Party Co-leader and Climate Change spokesperson James Shaw said today: The … Read more »

Labour’s Energy Policy “stingy” In The Context Of Multi-billion Dollar Covid Recovery

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace says they are underwhelmed by todays energy announcement from the Labour Party . The environmental organisation says that while the policy includes some positive steps for decarbonising New Zealands energy system, its nowhere … Read more »

Labour Promises Higher Power Prices

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Experts say Labours 100 percent renewable target will increase power prices for every single New Zealander, says ACT Leader David Seymour. A plan to transition to 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030 is yet more virtue signalling from … Read more »

ActionStation Joins Call Against Planned Income Support Cuts

Press Release – ActionStation

ActionStation has joined Child Poverty Action Group and Auckland Action Against Poverty in urging the government to extend the Winter Energy Payment period beyond the planned end date of October 1. This year Winter Energy Payments for all beneficiaries … Read more »

100% Renewable Energy Goals Within Reach For New Zealand Businesses

Press Release – NZECS

New Zealand companies aiming for 100% renewable energy can now use energy certificates to achieve their ambitions. The global RE100 initiative now recognises the New Zealand Energy Certificate System (NZECS), meaning that New Zealand businesses can purchase … Read more »

Just A Gas Case, Prime Minister?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

New Zealand cannot get its economy off the ground and offer opportunity to the next generation if the Prime Minister constantly undermines the rule of law, says ACT Leader David Seymour. When the Prime Minister walked into a press conference … Read more »

Increase In Kupe Natural Gas Reserves Good News For New Zealand

Press Release – PEPANZ

A 23% increase in estimated reserves at the Kupe natural gas field is very welcome news for New Zealand, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). “This is good news for the homes, schools, hospitals and … Read more »

Reduced Natural Gas Supply Led To Higher Prices And Emissions

Press Release – PEPANZ

Reduced use of natural gas in 2019 led to higher electricity prices, according to the annual Energy in New Zealand report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. “The 43% increase in coal use for electricity generation … Read more »

The Tiwai Earthquake

Press Release – First Gas

Paul Goodeve, the Chief Executive of gas network operator Firstgas, believes that the departure of Tiwai smelter leaves a gap that can be filled by the fledgling hydrogen industry. The end of the smelter at Tiwai Point is an earthquake-scale shake to New … Read more »

Low-emissions Options For Heavy Transport A Step Closer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Getting low-emission trucks on the road is a step closer with investment in infrastructure to support hydrogen vehicles, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for New … Read more »

More Competitive Fuel Market On The Way

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Kiwi motorists are set to reap the benefits of a more competitive fuel market following the passing of the Fuel Industry Bill tonight, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says. This Act is where the rubber meets the road in terms of our response … Read more »

Four Faults In Transpower’s Proposed Electricity Empire

Article – Molly Melhuish

This morning about 10 climate activists showed up at Downstream 2020, the electricity industrys annual celebration of its progress over the past year. Here I explain the meaning of four of the signs that were carried. Electricity Empire –> … Read more »

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