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EA says retailers have undermined benefits of rule changes

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 12:20 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Electricity retailers have acted in ways to undermine the intended benefits of the ‘save protection scheme’ and the ‘retail data project’ says the Electricity Authority. More >>

Major electricity users say TPM change will have dire impact

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 12:16 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Major electricity users who face increased charges under the revised transmission pricing methodology worn of dire consequences including the possibility of closure and major job losses. Conversely, Rio Tinto, whose Tiwai Point aluminium smelter ... More >>

Price review leads to further review of energy institutions

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 12:10 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Following on from the Electricity Price Review (EPR), the Government is beginning work on a further review to “explore new institutional arrangements” in the energy sector. More >>

Stewardship land review a “red rag to a bull”

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 2:31 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Conservation Authority’s has been warned by its West Coast liaison board that proceeding with a review of the Department of Conservation’s stewardship land in the run up to the election would be a “red rag to a bull”. More >>

NZ performs well in world energy trilemma index, but slips

Sunday, 6 October 2019, 3:27 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on September26 , 2019. An analysis of the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index shows NZ ranks highly in comparison to other countries, but has slipped in terms of security and sustainability. More >>

Lines companies, retailers clash in default price debate

Sunday, 6 October 2019, 3:22 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on September26 , 2019. Electricity lines companies are suggesting changes are needed to the regulatory framework due to the impact of low-interest rates on calculations as the Commerce Commission releases ... More >>

Govt outlines Crown Minerals Act reform in Cabinet paper

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 3:27 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on September 12, 2019. The Government is planning to change the Crown Minerals Act’s purpose from “promoting” mining in light of changing priorities including environmental concerns. More >>

Hydrogen policy paper appears to be means to an end

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 2:45 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Government’s discussion paper on hydrogen outlines a possible future with it playing a major role in the energy sector, but the underlying presumption is this will need a large overbuild of renewable generation to make it economic. More >>

Crown Minerals Act review shows stretching timeline

Sunday, 8 September 2019, 2:06 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The release of the Government’s proposed Resources Strategy shows ever-extending timelines for legislative change reforming the Crown Minerals act and implementing a ban on mining on conservation land. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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