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Renewable Gas Study Shows Promise

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 12:31 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

A new study showing the potential of renewable gas made from organic and farm waste has been welcomed by Energy Resources Aotearoa. The joint study by Beca, Firstgas Group and Fonterra estimates that biogas with low emissions could be in use by homes ... More >>

Cautious Welcome Of New Natural Gas Reserves

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 3:16 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

New data showing a 2.6% increase in proved plus probable (2P) gas reserves estimates over the past year has been welcomed, but with a note of caution from Energy Resources Aotearoa. "It’s good news for New Zealand to see a small increase in the amount ... More >>

Decommissioning Rules Require Careful Consideration

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 3:09 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

New decommissioning rules for natural gas and oil fields have good intentions but require careful work to avoid unintended consequences, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "We totally support operators taking responsibility and paying the ... More >>

Energy Shortages Bite As Business Costs Increase

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:01 am | Energy Resources Aotearoa

A new survey by BusinessNZ showing major increases in electricity and energy costs is another warning sign for the future, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "It’s a real worry, but not surprising, to see big increases in energy costs for businesses ... More >>

Doubling Of Coal Use Shows Need For Local Natural Gas

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 5:45 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

New figures showing a near doubling of coal-fired electricity generation highlight New Zealand’s energy shortage and the need for natural gas as a lower carbon alternative, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "It doesn’t seem right we are importing ... More >>

Climate Commission Still Proposing Unnecessary Costs For New Zealanders

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 3:00 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

The Climate Change Commission’s final advice is still proposing a more expensive, difficult and ineffective pathway than we need to reach net zero emissions, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "We all support the end goal but deliberately ... More >>

Gas Deal Welcomed But Longer-term Solution Required

Friday, 28 May 2021, 12:38 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

A deal announced today to free up natural gas for electricity generation and industrial use is a good outcome in a tricky situation, says Energy Resources Aotearoa. "It’s pleasing we have natural gas available to keep the lights on and businesses operating," ... More >>

New Modelling Shows Important Roles For Natural Gas In 2050

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 5:09 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

New modelling released today shows an ongoing and important role for natural gas until 2050, especially to support renewable electricity in times of shortages. The TIMES-NZ 2.0 modelling was prepared by the BusinessNZ Energy Council, the Energy ... More >>

Warning On Potential Energy Crisis Must Be Listened To

Sunday, 23 May 2021, 1:36 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

A warning there may not be enough natural gas to keep the lights on and ensure security of supply for electricity by 2026 must be listened to, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. The new report by the industry co-regulator the Gas Industry Company (GIC) ... More >>

Efforts To Improve Quality Of Law-making Welcomed

Friday, 9 April 2021, 3:03 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

The proposed Regulatory Standards Bill has been welcomed by Energy Resources Aotearoa as a useful tool in developing better public policy. The Bill was drawn from the members ballot at Parliament on Thursday. "This should help deliver better policy ... More >>

Bans Are Not The Way To Transition

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 2:43 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Efforts to phase out coal and natural gas announced by the Government today are a blow to New Zealand’s energy security and well-being, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "Right now we are seeing major industries cutting back production ... More >>

Firstgas Decarbonisation Plan Shows Transition In Action

Monday, 29 March 2021, 3:22 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Firstgas’s plan to decarbonise its gas network in New Zealand has been welcomed by Energy Resources Aotearoa. "This is a great example of the energy resources sector leading the transition to lower emissions, and the importance of retaining ... More >>

Focus On Gross Emissions Puts Commission Plan On Wrong Track

Monday, 29 March 2021, 6:32 am | Energy Resources Aotearoa

An unnecessary focus on gross rather than net emissions has put the Climate Change Commission on the wrong track, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa’s submission on the Commission’s draft advice. "Our sector fully supports the transition ... More >>

New Name And Strategy For PEPANZ

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 10:45 am | Energy Resources Aotearoa

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has officially changed its name to ‘Energy Resources Aotearoa’ to reflect a new and broader strategic approach. "This name reflects our move beyond solely representing ... More >>