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Greenpeace Proposal the best way to lower electricity prices

Press Release – Sustainable Energy Association

The Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) today fully endorsed the Greenpeace proposal to redirect taxpayer-funded subsidies for fossil fuels and divert them to supporting half a million homes install solar and batteries. Read more »

Greenpeace launches plan to solarise half a million NZ homes

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, September 13: Greenpeace has unveiled a plan that would see half a million New Zealand homes solarised over the next 10 years with money currently being used to subsidise the oil and gas industry. Read more »

Greenpeace has it wrong – no subsidies for oil and gas

Press Release – PEPANZ

There are no direct subsidies for the oil and gas industry in New Zealand and Greenpeace has their facts wrong, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Read more »

Less talk or more walk from Energy Minister

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Megan Woods, the Minister of Energy and Resources, wouldnt give a guarantee in Parliament today to cut power price rises but will wait and see what the Electricity Price Review finds, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young … Read more »

Electricity review suppresses lowest-cost options

Press Release – Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Price Review incorrectly states that electricity supplies 85% of household energy, referring to MBIEs energy balances spreadsheet (screenshot attached). Read more »

SEANZ welcomes engagement with Electricity Review

Press Release – Sustainable Energy Association

The Sustainable Energy Association New Zealand (SEANZ) welcomes the discussion document released today by the Electricity Price Review group which includes recommendations to rationalise the electricity network and review transmission pricing. Read more »

Power company shares rally on electricity review report

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in some of the countrys biggest generators jumped today after an independent review of the electricity sector found no evidence that they, or distributors, were making excessive profits. Read more »

Electricity sector review highlights strengths and needs

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council has welcomed MBIEs review of the New Zealand electricity sector. Read more »

Electricity industry govt need to do more on energy hardship

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Electricity providers, regulators and the government need to do more to help families struggling to meet their energy costs, an expert advisory panel says. Read more »

Electricity Price Review Discussion Document

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Energy Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau welcomes the Electricity Price Review discussion document released today by Energy and Resources Minister Hon Megan Woods. Read more »

Govt direction on transmission may be needed for dairy

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Government intervention in transmission will probably be required if the country is serious about electrifying dairy processing to reduce the countrys carbon emissions, Babbage Consultants associate Richard Stretton … Read more »

Opinion Editorial: The Electricity Pricing Review

Press Release – SEANZ

The Electricity Price Review expects to release its first report tomorrow, Tuesday 11 September at 1pm. Read more »

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