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Pricing carbon properly key to successful renewables policy

Press Release – The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (27 March 2019): Ahead of the Interim Climate Change Committees recommendations to Government, think tank The New Zealand Initiative today released an economic assessment of the proposed transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2035. Read more »

Drop 100% renewable target in favour of stricter ETS

Article – BusinessDesk

March 28 (BusinessDesk) – The governments proposed 100 percent renewable electricity target risks driving up power costs for relatively little emissions benefit, a study by the New Zealand Initiative says. Read more »

UPDATE: Mercury commits to $256 mln Turitea wind development

Article – BusinessDesk

March 27 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury NZ plans to start site works for a $256 million wind farm south-east of Palmerston North in August. Read more »

New Zealanders open to doing more to tackle climate change

Press Release – EECA

New Zealanders open to doing more to tackle climate change The vast majority of New Zealanders are open to doing more about climate change as individuals and as a nation according to new research commissioned by the Energy Efficiency and … Read more »

Hydrogen refuelling trial underway in 2019 – Hiringa Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

March 19 (BusinessDesk) – The first of three hydrogen refuelling stations planned for warehousing and trucking operations should be operating within 12 to 18 months, Hiringa Energy chief executive Andrew Clennett says. Read more »

Electricity switching at four-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

March 18 (BusinessDesk) – Switching in the retail electricity market is at a four-year low amid sustained high wholesale prices. Read more »

UPDATE: Gradual transition to sustainable agriculture key

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to get right its gradual transition to more sustainable agriculture and ensure that production values are sustained, Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Renewable power climbs in 2018 despite increased coal burn

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – Renewable generation delivered almost 84 percent of the countrys electricity last year, despite the biggest annual coal burn by the sector in three years. Read more »

Air NZ, Contact, Genesis, Z join in carbon forest project

Press Release – Drylandcarbon

Air New Zealand, Contact Energy, Genesis Energy and Z Energy have today announced the formation of Dryland Carbon LLP (Drylandcarbon), a limited liability partnership that will see the four companies invest in the establishment of a geographically … Read more »

Ambition, urgency needed in renewables thrust – Refining NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

March 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to get its renewables build underway if it is to maximise the economic benefit of shifting industry and transport to lower-carbon energy, Refining NZ chief executive Mike Fuge says. Read more »

Govt open to advice on 100% renewable target – Shaw

Article – BusinessDesk

March 6 (BusinessDesk) – The government may be willing to shift ground on its 2035 renewable electricity target if the Interim Climate Change Committee feels there are better targets to pursue, Climate Change Minister James Shaw says. Read more »

Mt Albert Community Comes Together for Open Letter to MP

Press Release – Generation Zero

Mt Albert resident Marianne van der Haas is calling for Mt Albert MP Jacinda Ardern to speed up the process of passing a Zero Carbon Bill in Parliament in an open letter signed by over 150 local residents. Read more »

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