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The Current Need For Coal

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

There are many people in New Zealand proposing a move to a much greener economy and they all seem to believe that a move to alternative forms of energy such as wind and solar electricity are the future for our country with the resultant moves away … Read more »

Selling Net-zero Pipe Dreams – Fossil Fuels Cannot Be Carbon Neutral, New Investigation Shows

Press Release – Carbon Market Watch

A growing number of oil and gas companies are selling fossil fuels they market as carbon neutral. A Carbon Market Watch investigation has thoroughly investigated these claims and concluded that they amount to brazen greenwashing. Due out ahead … Read more »

Coal Action Network On Government Emissions Reduction Plan: Where’s The Plan?

Press Release – Coal Action Network

  Were disappointed and frustrated at the lack of urgency in the Governments Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document, said Tim Jones of Coal Action Network Aotearoa, the national group campaigning for an end to coal mining … Read more »

Government Invests In Reducing Industry Emissions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to back businesses in their switch from fossil fuels to cleaner power to fuel their industry, with the announcement of 23 new projects that will receive government co-investment from Round Two of the Government Investment … Read more »

Coal Use Drives Up Regional Emissions In 2019

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Boosted by coal use, total regional greenhouse gas emissions increased by 2.1 percent in the 2019 year, Stats NZ said today. Waikato experienced the largest annual increase in emissions, up 1,085 kilotonnes (7.5 percent), followed by Taranaki, up 235 kilotonnes … Read more »

Decommissioning overkill needs rethink

Press Release – Energy Resources Aotearoa

Proposed new rules for decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure need a rethink to achieve their objectives and avoid unintended consequences, Energy Resources Aotearoa has told a select committee this morning. “The industry supports the intent … Read more »

New KiwiSaver Data: Funds Are Divesting From Fossil Fuels, But Not Fast Enough

Press Release – Mindful Money

KiwiSaver funds have divested from fossil fuel companies in the 6 months to end March 2021 – holdings in oil and gas production companies fell by $331 million This reduces the amount invested in fossil fuels by all 321 KiwiSaver funds from $1.85 … Read more »

Landmark Coal Case For Future Generations

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is acting on behalf of future generations in taking the Southland District Council to court over coal exploration expansion, says Chief Executive Kevin Hague.  Papers were served this week on the Southland District Council, … Read more »

Fonterra’s Stirling Site Announces Plans To Get Out Of Coal

Press Release – Fonterra

As Minister for Energy and Resources Hon Dr Megan Woods officially opened Fonterras wood pellet boiler at its Te Awamutu plant, the Co-operative announced details for its next site to exit coal – Stirling cheese plant in Otago. Otagos fantastic … Read more »

Environment NGOs: Coal Is Not The Way Forward For Southland

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Environmental NGOs wrote to Southland District Council yesterday expressing deep concern over the Councils decision to grant an access arrangement to New Brighton Collieries Limited (NBCL), an overseas owned company, for coal exploration in the … Read more »

No New Coal Mines For A Safe Climate

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The Government needs to urgently consider how to stop new or expanded coal mines in New Zealand to keep climate warming to safe levels, says Forest & Bird. Chief Executive Kevin Hague launched a new petition calling for no new coal mines … Read more »

Groups Launch Petition To Ban All New Fossil Fuel Expansion By 2022

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Over twenty groups so far, representing communities across Aotearoa directly affected by mining and drilling alongside iwi representatives, students, environment and health organisations such as Coal Action Aotearoa Network, Climate Justice Taranaki, Taranaki … Read more »

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