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Genesis sale will make electricity less reliable

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 1:14 pm | Molly Melhuish

Power stations owned by Genesis will not give a steady revenue stream, in comparison to thPower stations owned by Genesis will not give a steady revenue stream, in comparison to those owned by Meridian and Mighty River Power.ose owned by Meridian and Mighty ... More >>

More propaganda on residential electricity prices

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 12:12 pm | Molly Melhuish

Business NZ’s claim that residential electricity prices are efficient is the third such propaganda piece in a fortnight. All are based on the Electricity Authority’s failed economic model, and on statistics that are seriously in doubt. More >>

Electricity Authority brief based on flawed economic model

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 2:53 pm | Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Authority’s stakeholder briefing of February 5 shows that wholesale electricity prices have fallen from 9 cents to 7 cents per kilowatt-hour since mid-2012. Yet the residential prices reported by Government have risen by 3%. Why aren’t ... More >>

Electricity Authority's false "analysis"

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 9:58 am | Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Authority’s so-called analysis of electricity costs is based not on fact, but a simplified model. To prevent the price crashing to low levels, the model assumes demand rises every year. In fact, demand has fallen over the last five ... More >>

DEUN in recess

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 10:32 pm | Molly Melhuish

DEUN, the Domestic Energy Users’ Network, is temporarily in recess, awaiting new people to carry on its important work. More >>

Customer Win-backs Prove Gentailers Act as a Cartel

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 12:40 pm | Molly Melhuish

Power-switching rules are being abused by the big five generator-retailers, who are acting to win back customers who have switched to another retailer. More >>

Misleading claims that high electricity prices are fine

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 1:12 pm | Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Authority told its stakeholders a week ago: "High prices are fine so long as they promote efficiency." They only released that statement yesterday, two days before the second reading of the bill to privatise the power ... More >>

High spot prices, legitimate or profiteering?

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 2:01 pm | Molly Melhuish

Molly Melhuish, energy analyst High spot prices, legitimate or profiteering? The Electricity Authority has deferred its report on whether the December high spot prices were legitimate, or profiteering by generators at the expense of consumers. Its answer ... More >>

New electricity authority faces its first challenge

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 2:35 pm | Molly Melhuish

Electricity wholesale prices have shot up this month. This means that all retail electricity prices will rise soon. The prices rose this month to almost three times the benchmark price. The benchmark is the price of electricity from new power stations. ... More >>

Electricity Bill a travesty of natural justice

Tuesday, 15 December 2009, 10:30 am | Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Industry Bill is a travesty of natural justice. It excludes domestic consumers, who pay nearly half the electricity industry revenues, from any role in the Electricity Authority that is to govern the industry. This Bill is more brash ... More >>

Electricity Bill: travesty of natural justice

Monday, 14 December 2009, 1:30 pm | Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Industry Bill is a travesty of natural justice. It excludes domestic consumers, who pay nearly half the electricity industry revenues, from any role in the Electricity Authority that is to govern the industry. More >>

Wood burning has major climate change implications

Friday, 31 August 2007, 10:29 am | Molly Melhuish

"Wood is a very significant heating fuel for New Zealand, and we can not afford to ignore this any longer," said Mrs Molly Melhuish as she presented her submission to Otago Regional Council today. More >>

 

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