Address to the Downstream Energy Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning and welcome everyone. Thank you for inviting me to your Downstream 2017 conference. Read more »

Wellington Electricity announces lines charges for 2017-18

Press Release – Wellington Electricity

Wellington Electricity Lines Limited (Wellington Electricity), the electricity lines company for the Wellington region, has today announced that its overall weighted average prices for lines charges for the 2017-18 period will remain unchanged. Read more »

Consultation opens on draft bylaw for indoor domestic fires

Press Release – Auckland Council

Public consultation started this week on a draft bylaw that sets out rules for how Aucklanders can use their indoor domestic fires. Read more »

Judgment: Transpower v Auckland Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 Read more »

Terms of Reference into Fuel Price Inquiry released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Terms of Reference for the Fuel market Financial Performance Study Energy have been released today, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. Read more »

Energy Policies of IEA Countries – New Zealand 2017 Review

Press Release – International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a … Read more »

Household consumer concerns confirmed

Press Release – Molly Melhuish

The International Energy Agencys 2017 review of New Zealands energy policies confirms that household electricity prices have risen much faster than in other IEA countries. By 2014, prices were well above IEA average, while industrial prices are … Read more »

World first initiative to power energy innovation

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation. Read more »

Energy Minister welcomes IEA review

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A review of New Zealands energy policies by the International Energy Agency (IEA) generally praises our approach while pointing out further opportunities, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

350 submission today to CC council electricity purchase

Press Release – 350 Christchurch

Below is the submission to the Christchurch City Council presented by Charles Drace on behalf of 350.org Christchurch on Thursday, Feb 9, 2017. Read more »

Households pay less on electricity than on petrol, insurance

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Kiwi households spend an average of just $37.90 per week on electricity less than 3 per cent of weekly expenditure says the Electricity Retailers Association. Read more »

Auckland Transport to trial electric buses

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The government has announced funding for the E-Bus trial and related infrastructure as part of the EECA Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. Read more »

Unwelcome $78.3 Million New Year Surprise for Consumers

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authority (EA) has inadvertently confirmed everything New Zealand First has said about its swingeing power price increases. Read more »

Commission’s approach supports new energy future

Press Release – Vector

Auckland energy company, Vector, welcomes the Commerce Commissions future-focused approach to its final network regulation decision. Read more »

Second lowest carbon emissions from electricity on record

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today shows the highest renewable electricity generation in 20 years for a September quarter, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Review of rules for regulated electricity, gas, airport

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commission releases final decisions on review of rules for regulated electricity, gas and airport services Read more »

Government Power Prices Rip-Off Ashburton

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Ashburton facing average power price increases of $226 p.a. Read more »

Government Power Prices Rip-Off Aucklanders

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Aucklanders facing average power price increases of $176 p.a. Read more »

Block Offer 2016 announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced that while Block Offer 2016 received a low number of bids in comparison to previous years, exploration activity is continuing. Read more »

Electricity Authority’s Reaction an Insult to Northlanders

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authoritys claim it knew nothing about the decision to scuttle the pulp mill project at Ngawha is an insult to every Northlander who desperately wants the economy to grow. Read more »

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