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400 kV Grid Proposal should be Rejected

Thursday, 27 April 2006, 10:01 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

Transpower’s proposed grid upgrade for Auckland should be rejected by the Electricity Commission. Alternatives could be better good news for security of supply and the economy as a whole. More >>

Oil Alternatives: Urgent Action Needed

Friday, 21 April 2006, 11:56 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

“Government must stop delaying action on support for alternatives to imported fuel,” said Tim Jones, transport spokesperson for The Sustainable Energy Forum Inc. (SEF). More >>

“Peak Oil” – An Urgent Issue for New Zealand!

Monday, 11 July 2005, 10:49 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

Introduction Human activity in New Zealand is heavily reliant on abundant and cheap energy, much of which we get from oil. Yet oil is a finite resource, and one that the world is rapidly using up. More >>

A Billion Dollars More Gas From Maui?

Monday, 27 September 2004, 8:37 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

"Evidence that more gas can be extracted from the Maui field is good for New Zealand, but the extra gas will come at a much higher cost" said Mr John Blakeley, Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum (SEF). He was commenting on an analysis ... More >>

More Short-Sighted Electricity Investment

Friday, 13 August 2004, 10:17 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

"Today's announcement by Genesis Energy to go-ahead with the e3p gas turbine station at Huntly is one more step along an unsustainable business-as-usual road for New Zealand's energy future. Today's announcement further delays the necessary ... More >>

Can Individual Farmer's Benefit From Wind Power?

Monday, 5 July 2004, 1:00 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

"A recent survey in New Zealand showing that 82 percent of respondents approve of wind power as a solution for our energy needs is good news for future electricity generation in this country" the Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum, John Blakeley, ... More >>

Transport Energy Growth Predictions Startling

Wednesday, 19 November 2003, 5:57 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

Ministry of Economic Development projections for transport energy use are a "wake-up call" says John Blakeley, Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum. "New Zealand's transport energy use is already very high, and the MED's projected 1.3% ... More >>

Shell's exit from exploration welcomed!

Friday, 8 August 2003, 8:58 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

"Shell's exit from the New Zealand gas exploration scene will inevitably give a new impetus to the development of renewable energy. The greatest risk to renewable energy businesses is that a new gas find will swamp the New Zealand energy market, ... More >>

Papers Show Renewable Energy will be losers!

Friday, 27 June 2003, 5:36 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

"Energy efficiency providers and small-scale renewable energy suppliers will be the losers from the Government's Electricity Commission proposal, said Mrs Molly Melhuish, for the Sustainable Energy Forum after reviewing background papers prepared ... More >>

We Do Not Need A "Quick Fix" Electricity Solution

Tuesday, 20 May 2003, 10:44 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Sustainable Energy Forum issued a cry from the heart today: "Please, Government, don't act in haste with another quick fix solution!" said Mrs Molly Melhuish, spokesperson for SEF. More >>

New Approaches To Energy Management Essential

Thursday, 15 May 2003, 1:42 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

"New Zealand has a great opportunity to turn the electricity crisis into a sustainable energy development bonanza" John Blakeley, Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum, said today. More >>

The Sorry State of the Maui Gas Field

Wednesday, 26 March 2003, 8:26 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

The Sustainable Energy Forum Inc have published a major article on the early depletion of the Maui gasfield, in the March edition of their journal EnergyWatch. More >>

Gas Shortage Charades need to come into the open

Tuesday, 11 February 2003, 8:37 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

"Gas availability data has become a farce of mismanagement, and by failing in it's duty of care for the public's interest in this national resource, the Government has led New Zealand into a crisis of confidence in the energy industry. This incompetence ... More >>

Electricity Savings Report Welcomed

Wednesday, 18 December 2002, 12:57 am | Sustainable Energy Forum

"The issue is not whether electricity costs CAN be reduced, but whether the generating-retailing companies will ALLOW this to happen" said Mrs Molly Melhuish, energy analyst for the Sustainable Energy Forum. Mrs Melhuish was welcoming an EECA ... More >>

Electricity Industry Bully Boy Stance

Friday, 1 November 2002, 6:17 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

"It has not taken the electricity industry long to re-establish a 'bully-boy' stance on electricity governance issues" said Sustainable Energy Forum spokesperson Mrs Molly Melhuish after being told today that the Forum would not be allowed to contribute ... More >>

Electricity Governance Arrangements Challenge Govt

Wednesday, 2 October 2002, 3:14 pm | Sustainable Energy Forum

"The Commerce Commission's approval of electricity industry self-governance will provide a real challenge to the Government, which must ensure that its full policy objectives are met." said Molly Melhuish, energy analyst, for the Sustainable Energy ... More >>