Tags : Energy

Bill to stop taxpayers having to fund oil field decommissions

The Government is preventing taxpayers picking up the bill for the decommissioning of oil fields, says Energy and Resource Minister Dr Megan Woods. “After the Crown had to take responsibility for decommissioning the Tui oil field, it became clear to me that the current requirements around decommissioning are inadequate and we need to prevent taxpayers […]readmore

Solar power initiative win for Māori households and future renewable

Renewable energy fund to target energy hardship with $2.8m (out of $14m) in first round of funding ·         Projects to be proof of concept to design future energy solutions Solar panels and other renewable technology will support more than 200 homes of kaumātua, papakāinga and Māori-owned rentals to provide cheaper power, warmer, and drier homes, and […]readmore

Summer Wildfire Prevention Campaign Launched

Understanding fire risk conditions will now be clearer and simpler, thanks to a new online tool launched today by the Minister in charge of Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti. “Last summer, wildfires destroyed over 10,000 hectares of native bird habitat. No one wants their property destroyed or their life disrupted […]readmore

A locally led transition for Southland

Negotiate an extension of Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter including commitment to jobs and site remediation as bottom lines Expand Just Transitions Unit to work across regions with an immediate focus on a locally led transition plan for Southland Support Transpower to reach a fair price for transmission costs so power prices stay reasonable for other […]readmore

More initiatives to reduce energy hardship

The Government is delivering more initiatives to reduce energy hardship and to give small electricity consumers a voice, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods said today. “In addition to the initiatives we have already delivered to support New Zealand families, we are responding to the Electricity Price Review with further positive moves,” Megan Woods said. “The […]readmore