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Gas sector predicted to remain stable until 2025

Sunday, 25 August 2019, 1:14 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

A gas supply and demand study forecasts gas supply, demand and price are likely to stay at similar levels until the middle of the next decade, but the future of Methanex and policy variables will have a major impact on this. More >>

Oil reserves budget blow out reason for quiet levy increase

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 12:08 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on August 8 2019. A budget blow out in meeting NZ’s obligation to meet oil storage reserves was behind a small but relatively unpublicised rise in petrol levies. More >>

Govt should clean up its own its own fossil fuel burning

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 2:23 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Transpower’s report on electrification of the economy calls on the Government to lead the way in the areas it funds and owns. More >>

Increasing carbon prices could mean higher electricity price

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 2:19 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on August 1 2019. Increasing carbon prices will not be an instant fix to drive electrification of the economy warns Transpower. More >>

Marine space charging considered as consent issues sorted

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 2:08 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Cabinet has asked for urgent work to be done on charging for the use of space by marine farmers as it moves to deal with resource consent issues. More >>

AgResearch considering bring GM trial to NZ

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 1:38 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

AgResearch says it is working on whether its genetically modified ryegrass could move to NZ based field and animal nutrition trials from 2021. This comes as the Government is advised again it should have another look at the laws around gene technologies ... More >>

Govt vehicle emissions dashboard show depts dumping cars

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 1:34 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The first update of the Fleet Emissions Dashboard shows average carbon dioxide emissions for the government’s fleet of light vehicles decreased slightly between April and July this year. While there was very little increase in the number of electric vehicles ... More >>

Woods looks to new energy bill and RMA reform

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 1:28 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Government is considering the introduction of a “renewable and affordable energy Bill” in response to the Electricity Price Review. More >>

ICCC report calls for overhaul of resource management system

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 1:25 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Interim Climate Change Committee report calls for an overhaul of the Resource Management Act and its associated regulatory regime to enable the building of renewable generation. More >>

Battle for our Birds branding to be faded out

Sunday, 21 July 2019, 8:14 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Battle for our Birds branding to be faded out First published in Energy and Environment on July 11 2019 More >>

Three catchments named for special treatment

Sunday, 21 July 2019, 8:11 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Three catchments named for special treatment under water policy First published in Energy and Environment on July 11 2019 Catchments being considered as part of the Government’s Essential Freshwater programme for special treatment include the Hoteo ... More >>

Blunt O’Connor indicates Govt’s mind made up over ETS

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 1:43 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has given yet another indication ministers have all but decided to put agriculture in the Emissions Trading Scheme. More >>

Stewardship land seems stuck in limbo along with mining ban

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 1:40 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Department of Conservation says it is taking a “new approach” to stewardship land on the West Coast, but it appears plans for a methodical review of all such land in the conservation estate have been quietly shelved. More >>

AG latest to say the marine reserve system is broken

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 4:55 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Office of the Auditor-General is the latest body to argue reform of marine reserve legislation and wider marine biodiversity management is needed if NZ is to lift the area covered by marine reserves. More >>

Jones speaks in favour of gene editing

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 4:52 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has spoken in favour of gene editing technologies to help reduce agricultural emissions and said more tree planting is needed to buy time for emissions reductions elsewhere. More >>

EA Chair casts further doubt on renewable energy target

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 4:49 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Electricity Authority Chairman Brent Layton says moving to 100% renewable generation will be difficult to achieve while maintaining current levels of reliability and affordability. More >>

Sort out water rights says OECD

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 4:46 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Sorting out iwi (tribal)/Māori rights to water in order to expand water pricing or permit trading to improve water quality and allocation should be a key environmental priority for the Government says the OECD report on the NZ economy. More >>

MPs agree to roll over oil rig tax exemption

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 1:48 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

MPs have agreed to extend the non-resident oil rig exemption of the Income Tax Act which was set to expire at the end of this year. More >>

End of tenure review does not end debate

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 1:42 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Submissions on the management of Crown pastoral land shows ending the tenure review process does not solve the problem of balancing the property rights of leaseholders with preservation of the iconic environmental values of the area covered. More >>

National says no place for agriculture in ETS at the moment

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 1:39 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

National’s primary sector policy discussion document again indicates the party will not support the inclusion of agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme until “there are practical technologies available for farmers to reduce emissions”. More >>

 

 

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