Insulation grants extended to low-income home owners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation grants to include low-income home owners in addition to landlords with low-income or high health need tenants, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins … Read more »

Energy Innovation Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy Innovation Amendment Bill passes third reading Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins have announced new measures to support the uptake of electric vehicles and improve energy efficiency in New Zealand. The … Read more »

EMANZ Welcomes NZEECS Announcement

Press Release – EMANZ

The Energy Management Association of New Zealand has welcomed the publication of the MBIEs New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) 2017-22. Read more »

Govt now needs to focus on its Energy Efficiency Strategy

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its pleased the Governments refresh of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) focuses on the heat and transport opportunities available across New Zealand as implementing these will … Read more »

New Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Judith Collins Minister of Energy and Resources 27 June 2017 New Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released Read more »

Hamilton Student Sues NZ Government Over Climate Change Today

Press Release – Sarah Lorraine Thomson

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. Read more »

Speech: Peters – NZ First campaign launch

Speech – New Zealand First Party

NZ First campaign launch Palmerston North Convention Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North. Sunday, June 25, 2pm. The regions Together, for New Zealand Read more »

Labour’s “About Face” on Rivers Sad for Environment

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing organisation says the Labour Partys reversal of its policy on charging commercial users for use of freshwater is a retrograde 180 degree turn around and therefore disappointing. Read more »

Labour will not resile from royalties

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour believes cleaning up our rivers so that they are clean enough to swim in is the most important freshwater issue for this election, but that it is also fair that a royalty should be charged where public water is used in large quantities for private … Read more »

ERANZ lifts representation to 99.5% as Flick Electric joins

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

ERANZ lifts representation to 99.5 per cent as Flick Electric joins The Electricity Retailers Association of NZ (ERANZ) now represents 99.5 per cent of electricity retailers by market share after Flick Electric Co was yesterday confirmed as the latest company … Read more »

Wholesale Electricity Price ‘Out of Whack with Reality’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Wholesale Electricity Price Out of Whack with Reality Transpowers latest update identifies the risk of hydro shortage for electricity generation is less than 1 percent but the wholesale electricity price has increased dramatically, out of … Read more »

Time for “diseased” electricity industry overhaul

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, June 20: Greenpeace has called for an overhaul of the electricity industry after a complaint against a tax on solar was quashed in court. Read more »

Electricity sector failing New Zealanders says Solarcity CEO

Press Release – SolarCity

Auckland, 19 June, 2017 – The government needs to change the way the electricity sector operates so it encourages clean energy technologies, says the CEO of New Zealands leading solar energy services, Solarcity. Today the High Court released a decision … Read more »

New timing for delayed transmission pricing tomorrow

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) The Electricity Authority will tomorrow announce a new timeline for its controversial transmission pricing plan, which was delayed after mistakes were found in analysis underpinning the modelling. Read more »

Q+A: Minister Judith Collins interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

1-4% chance of power rationing Minister Judith Collins Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins told Q+A theres a 1-4% chance that people will be asked to make some voluntary reductions in electricity usage. Judith Collins was speaking … Read more »

OECD highlights need to green New Zealand’s economy

Press Release – Green Party

The OECDs 2017 Economic Survey of the New Zealand has highlighted a significant need to green New Zealands economy if we want to sustain our current growth into the future, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Dairy gears up to lower greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Dairy NZ

Modern, science-based farming is the way to achieve a future for New Zealand where dairy farming has a lower environmental footprint, says DairyNZs chief executive, Dr Tim Mackle. Read more »

NZ supports sustainable Cook Islands infrastructure

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has announced New Zealand support for a range of infrastructure projects that will benefit local communities and sustainably support increasing tourist numbers in the Cook Islands. Read more »

Super green home targets top tier of rating systems

Press Release – Green Building Council

A four bedroom rammed earth house under construction in Beachlands, Auckland aims to show that it is possible for green homes to achieve top marks under three different rating systems in New Zealand: Homestar, Passivhaus and Living Building Challenge. Read more »

Coordination could speed up addressing climate change

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says that coordination of effort across all of the sectors could speed up New Zealands ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to new business opportunities. Read more »

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