Green electricity utility appoints Gentrack as partner

Press Release – Gentrack

Gentrack, a global provider of specialist software solutions for energy utilities, water companies and airports, has made further inroads into the UK market by winning LoCO2 Energy as its newest customer, an independent and innovative low-carbon electricity … Read more »

Govt support welcome, doesn’t go far enough

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement last week by the Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges of three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, but says that these dont go far … Read more »

Transpower’s emsTradepoint used for NZ gas futures contract

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower and ASX announced today that they are working together to develop a New Zealand Gas Futures contract based on the emsTradepoint gas spot market. Transpower Chief Executive Alison Andrew said its great to see external recognition of the … Read more »

Gas Industry Forum 2014 Moves to the South Island

Press Release – Gas Association

After the last three years at North Island venues, the annual New Zealand Gas Industry Forum – the premier networking event for the gas industry in New Zealand – is moving to the South Island. To be held at The Heritage Queenstown from 5-7 November, this … Read more »

Greenhouse gas emissions trending down

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Wellington region appears to be bucking the national trend by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in spite of increases in population and regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Read more »

Decrease in Wellington region greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The Wellington region has reduced its level of greenhouse gas emissions by about 3 percent since 2000/01, despite population and economic growth, a new report has found. Read more »

National opens conservation land for oil and gas exploration

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government is opening up over 4,600 square kilometres of conservation land for petroleum exploration, the Green Party said today. The conservation land, which is part of Block Offer 2014, is on the West Coast region of the South Island … Read more »

Former E-Gas managers found guilty of fraud worth up to $17M

Article – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) Two former managers of gas retailer E-Gas were found guilty of fraud charges involving as much as $17 million related to under-reporting of gas usage. Read more »

Guilty of multi-million dollar fraud charges

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Ronald Peter Rosenberg (72) and Sydney Lio Hunt (46) have been found guilty in the Wellington District Court today of charges amounting to $17 million of fraud. The guilty verdicts were delivered by Judge Davidson following a four week judge alone … Read more »

Government turning to deep sea drilling out of desperation

Press Release – Green Party

New analysis by the Green Party released today shows that easy oil and gas in New Zealand is running out and the Government is turning to risky deep sea and ultra-deep sea drilling out of desperation. Of the 405,000 square kilometres of land and sea … Read more »

MetraWeather takes customised forecasts to conference

Press Release – MetraWeather

MetraWeather is pleased to announce it will demonstrate its breakthrough products for the oil and gas sector at the 2014 APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association) conference in Perth from 69 April. Read more »

Oil & gas block offer good for business and communities

Press Release – BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says todays announcement by the Government that designated blocks of land and sea are being made available to international companies for petroleum exploration is a welcome signal for investment in our economy. Read more »

Climate Crime Scene declared

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

Te Papa was cordoned off as a climate crime scene on Wednesday as the fossil fuel industry gathered to hear Energy Minister and Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges announce the latest Block Offer. The 2014 offer doubles the area available … Read more »

Simon Bridges what ARE you DOING?

Press Release – Oil Free Otautahi

Oil Free Otautahi supporters are today reeling at the recent announcement by Simon Bridges of the breathtakingly massive new areas now up for oil and gas exploration in New Zealand. This comes after our recent ‘Fossil Fools Day’ action highlighting … Read more »

Huge oil and gas “garage sale” comes at real cost to nature

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the sell-off of deep-sea drilling rights in some of New Zealands deepest waters and onshore oil and gas drilling and fracking rights in some of New Zealands most valuable areas of native forest could come … Read more »

Oil and gas Block Offers a Giant leap backwards

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges this morning offered more than twice the size of New Zealand up to oil and gas companies, taking another giant leap backwards and dragging the rest of us with him. Said Oil Free Otago Spokesperson Rosemary … Read more »

NZ energy policy: fiscal idiocy, atmospheric self-harm

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

As the IPPC report predicts dire consequences for New Zealand, our politicians talk only about adaptation to Climate Change while carving up NZ for more fossil fuel exploration and maintaining an ‘all of the above’ approach to energy that even … Read more »

Block offers – paving the way for runaway climate change

Press Release – Clean Energy Action

The Government has doubled the area for oil and gas exploration, only two days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put out its latest report, warning that climate change is already affecting communities across the globe and … Read more »

Oil and gas block offers – a path of destruction

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

“Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges this morning offered up 405,000km2 of land and sea to oil and gas companies committing his government to further crimes against the planet just two days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Read more »

2014 Oil and Gas Block Offer released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today launched the third annual Block Offer foroil and gas exploration. In 2012 the Government introduced the Block Offer regime which provides an efficient, predictable and transparent process for … Read more »

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