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Emissions Plan Welcomed But Too Heavy-handed

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 12:29 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

The Government’s draft strategy on reducing emissions has been welcomed by Energy Resources Aotearoa, but with concerns it proposes a more difficult, complex and painful path than necessary. "The energy sector supports reducing our net emissions ... More >>

Report Confirms Risks To Natural Gas Supply As We Transition

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 2:33 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

A new report by the Gas Industry Company (GIC) has confirmed the need for new investment into natural gas to help us transition and avoid risks to energy security, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "This confirms the importance of creating the ... More >>

New Global Ranking Highlights Our Energy Vulnerability

Friday, 8 October 2021, 2:08 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

The latest global rankings for energy confirm warnings over New Zealand’s energy security, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. The World Energy Council has rated New Zealand 9th in their annual energy trilemma framework which ranks countries on ... More >>

Decommissioning overkill needs rethink

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 1:29 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Proposed new rules for decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure need a rethink to achieve their objectives and avoid unintended consequences, Energy Resources Aotearoa has told a select committee this morning. "The industry supports the intent ... More >>

New members reflect broader focus for Energy Resources

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 4:38 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Energy Resources Aotearoa has proudly welcomed Oji Fibre Solutions and Powerco as new members, reflecting the organisation’s new focus on the wider energy sector. Oji Fibre Solutions is the first major energy user to join Energy Resources Aotearoa. ... More >>

Natural gas kept the lights on in 2020 - new figures

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 5:20 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

Natural gas helped keep the lights on for New Zealanders and made up for shortfalls in renewable electricity in 2020, according to new Government data. The annual Energy in New Zealand 2021 report was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Power Blackouts Highlight Urgent Energy Challenge

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 5:20 am | Energy Resources Aotearoa

New Zealand’s energy shortage suddenly became very real for people shivering in their homes without power, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "Until now it has been the industrial sector feeling the pressure of energy shortages, but the ... More >>

Refinery Closure Another Blow To Regional Jobs

Friday, 6 August 2021, 2:07 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

The decision by Refining NZ to close the Marsden Point refinery is understandable but disappointing, says Energy Resources Aotearoa. "This continues a worrying trend of de-industrialisation and job losses in the regions," says chief executive ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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