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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 »

Decommissioning Bill Another Blow To Energy Affordability And Security

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National will repeal Labours decommissioning legislation for the oil and gas industry that will push energy prices up and risk more blackouts, says Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger. The oil and gas industry has … Read more »

New Zealand Green Investment Finance Backs Commercial Solar

Press Release – Green Investment Finance

NZGIF will provide financing of up to $40 million for commercial-scale solar installations, in partnership with solar energy services provider solarZero. Building on an earlier $10 million facility for financing residential solar, NZGIF will now also provide … Read more »

Govt Will Continue To Show Climate Leadership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Climate Change James Shaw marked the end of COP26 negotiations in Glasgow by saying it was well past time to move from talk to action in addressing the global climate emergency. Now COP26 has come to a close, attention needs to turn to the … Read more »

Forget The Right Side Of History, Is EECA On The Side Of Taxpayers?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Amidst a global pandemic where debt and spending are at record highs, taxpayers have forked out almost $600,000 for a 30 second video about being on the right side of climate change, says ACTs Energy spokesperson Simon Court. The … Read more »

Carbon Offsetting – Cheating Or Not?

Press Release – Ekos

Companies buy carbon credits from you and can continue polluting. Carbon offsetting is cheating and making things worse for the climate said a climate activist in a message to carbon management company Ekos. As world governments negotiate our climate … Read more »

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