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Biofuels Mandate The Ultimate In Hypocrisy

Press Release – Social Credit

Today’s announcement by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods of a biofuels mandate for the transport sector is the ultimate in hypocrisy when she is not prepared to take action to keep the Marsden Point oil refinery operational. Marsden Point … Read more »

Industry Encourages Biofuels Mandate To Extent To Gas

Press Release – Gas New Zealand

Gas NZ and the Bioenergy Association applaud Governments decision to implement a biofuels mandate and encourages Government to establish a similar mandate for the gas sector. From 1 April 2023, fuel wholesalers will be required to cut the total … Read more »

Powering NZ’s Future With Biofuels

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will introduce a Sustainable Biofuels Mandate to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods said today. Biofuels offer a practical, low-emissions solution to reduce New Zealands … Read more »

New Report Exposes ACC’s Fossil Fuel Investments And Calls For Divestment Commitment

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Today, climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa releases a report that exposes the relationship between ACC and the fossil fuel industry. 350 Aotearoa Executive Director Alva Feldmeier said, The urgency to act on climate change has never been … Read more »

New Zealand’s Fuel Security At Risk

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand should not rely on assurances of international fuel companies about our fuel security, as the fallout from the closure of Marsden Point refinery continues. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig … Read more »

Interest In The Multiple Trading Relationships Pilot Exceeds Expectations

Press Release – Ara Ake

Ara Ake, New Zealands national new energy centre, now have several companies on board for their multiple trading relationships (MTR) pilot, a world-first that provides individuals and businesses with more choice and flexibility when it comes … Read more »

New Report Highlights ‘the Most Important Climate Policy You’ve Never Heard Of’

Press Release – Energy Resources Aotearoa

A new report from Energy Resources Aotearoa is highlighting a fundamental change to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) which makes nearly every other climate policy redundant. “The ETS now has a cap on total emissions allowed. This is great … Read more »

Maritime Union Calls For Levy To Safeguard New Zealand’s Fuel Security

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand needs to keep its own fuel tankers on the coast to ensure fuel security, paid for by a small fuel levy. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the closure of Marsden Point refinery was … Read more »

Emissions Reduction Plan Falls Well Short

Press Release – The Wise Response Society

The overall emissions budget proposed by the Ministry for the Environment is not nearly ambitious enough, says Chair of the Wise Response Society, Prof. Liz Slooten. The IPCC requirement to keep global warming to 1.5C by 2030 means a … Read more »

Fuel Price Will Increase With Refinery Closure

Press Release – Social Credit

On the eve of presenting an 18,000 signature petition for parliament to Nationals acting leader, Shane Reti, Social Credit leader Chris Leitch is predicting the price of fuel will increase once the refinery shuts down. That increase will be felt across … Read more »

New Law On Decommissioning Could Be Costly Overkill

Press Release – Energy Resources Aotearoa

A new law on decommissioning oil and gas fields passed by Parliament today has good intentions but is overkill, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. “We strongly support operators taking responsibility and paying the costs for decommissioning, … Read more »

Maritime Union Calls For Government Review Of Marsden Point Closure

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the closure of Marsden Point refinery is sending New Zealand on a high risk track at a bad time. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the closure is a giant step backwards for New Zealands energy … Read more »

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