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PGF approves wind turbines funding for Stewart Island

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Stewart Island/Rakiura has been granted $3.16 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to help build two wind turbines, putting the island on a path to sustainable electricity generation, Environment Minister David Parker announced today. Stewart … Read more »

Meridian adds more renewable energy to Lake Pukaki

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy is increasing New Zealands renewable energy potential by unlocking access to additional storage at Lake Pukaki, the countrys largest storage lake. Access to the extra storage at Lake Pukaki, when Transpower declares dry conditions, … Read more »

Jadestone Energy to Acquire a 69% Interest in Maari

Press Release – Jadestone

Jadestone Energy Inc. to Acquire an Operated 69% Interest in the Maari Project, Offshore New Zealand November 18, 2019Singapore: Jadestone Energy Inc. (AIM:JSE, TSXV:JSE) (Jadestone or the Company), an independent oil and gas production … Read more »

Thousands rally against Govt assault on West Coast

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has joined thousands of people on the West Cost as they rally against the Governments assault on the region. Read more »

International Energy Agency says major role for natural gas

Press Release – PEPANZ

Global demand for natural gas as a lower carbon energy source will continue to grow in coming decades, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA)s World Energy Outlook 2019. Read more »

Opportunity missed to make Zero Carbon Bill actually work

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The government failed to take on board common sense suggestions for the improvement of the Zero Carbon Bill yesterday. Read more »

Government’s resources strategy all spin and no substance

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments resources strategy is high on rhetoric, weak on reality and continues to send a signal to the world that New Zealand is closed for business, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Sales of inefficient light bulbs plummet

Press Release – EECA

Supermarket sales of energy-hungry incandescent light bulbs have halved since 2015, a trend welcomed by EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority). Read more »

Biodiversity HiveMind Report: Plenty Of Common Ground

Press Release – HiveMind

What do people think about protecting and restoring New Zealands biodiversity? To find out, we invited New Zealanders to engage with each other on this topic as citizens using Scoops public engagement platform, HiveMind . Read more »

Electricity prices putting pressure on consumers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Growing wholesale electricity costs are putting huge pressure on industrial and commercial consumers, and will likely hit households soon, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Renewable energy supply hits new record

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands supply of renewable energy has hit its highest level since records began as the Governments long term transition towards renewables continues, Minister Megan Woods has said. Read more »

Carr named to chair Climate Change Commission

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Former Reserve Bank chair Rod Carr has been appointed chair-designate of the independent Climate Change Commission. Read more »

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