The main opponent of the Mahinerangi wind farm says the project's benefits are "simply puffery", and evidence produced by the Crown was nothing more than window dressing.
Trustpower has abandoned its envelope approach to the Mahinerangi wind farm and has indicated where turbines will be sited.
The New Zealand Takeovers Panel has granted an exemption to BG Group (British Gas) from having to make an immediate offer for Contact Energy
The Government will most likely need to consider before the election how it will stop the assets of Contact Energy falling into the hands of a British owner
Contact Energy had asked the national grid operator as far back as 2003 to investigate a power bottleneck, the Environment Court was told yesterday.
The Government could soon be forced to make another decision about whether some of New Zealand's strategic assets need protecting from overseas investors.
Wind power will play a significant part, possibly up to 1300MW, in the country's future energy needs, but the coal-fired Huntly power plant will still be in limited service by 2025, the Environment Court heard yesterday.
The planned sale of the Vector Wellington electricity network to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings for $785 million looks set to follow the political debate seen around Auckland International Airport's plans.
New Zealand's production of greenhouse gases from electricity generation dropped 10% in the December quarter compared to a year earlier.
Oil company giant BP says petrol and diesel could rise at least 7c a litre at the bowser if new biofuel requirements come into force on July 1.
Using the Earth's core to heat a home may seem impossible, but a Queenstown heating engineer says it is possible and has been for more than 60 years.
Prime Minister Helen Clark does not believe there is a looming ‘‘power crisis'' and blames opposition MPs for sensationalising the issue.
The chief of one of the country's biggest electricity groups says the danger of power cuts this winter is closer than at any time he can remember.
The country's reserve power plant, only to be used in times of power shortages, was activated last week - in the middle of summer - as questions remain over electricity supplies.