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.
The Environment Court's decision to decline Meridian Energy's controversial Project Hayes wind farm on the Lammermoor Range could spell the end of large-scale electricity generation development in Central Otago
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.
The Government launched a strategy today which will mean lights out for old-style bulbs as it seeks to reduce lighting energy consumption by 20 percent by 2015.
Olive Bain was so thrilled with the energy savings from her solar hot water system she thought everyone should have one.
The big electricity companies seem to have changed their tune over buying electricity from the public.
New Zealand power bills could increase by nearly $30 a month if New Zealand's gas price becomes linked to international prices, an energy analyst says.
Energy officials have been asked to examine whether heating and insulation companies are putting up prices to take advantage of a Government scheme.
Vastly differing views were expressed last night on how much benefit Otago electricity consumers will get from the Government's Electricity Industry Bill, being introduced to Parliament today.
The Government remains tight-lipped on the contents of its wide-ranging "stocktake" mineral report - likely to be one of the more contentious environmental issues this year - which is due to be released by the end of the month.
New Zealand diesel prices hit their highest level in 17 months in April on the back of rising crude oil prices, and tax increases could add another 10 cents a litre to the price of petrol by the end of the year, says the Automobile Association (AA).
Dunedin business customers mistakenly offered drastically discounted power if they agreed to switch to Mercury Energy want more time to consider the company's latest offer.
The raw potential for alternative energy in New Zealand - including harnessing the tides of Otago Harbour - has captured the attention of an international energy consultancy firm in the United Kingdom.
Just one year after its establishment, New Zealand's first community biodiesel pilot programme is being lauded, with operators of 66 tourism vehicles using up to 15,000 litres of biodiesel per month, earning the Queenstown scheme accolades nationally.
The value of 80 million tonnes of high quality export coal is about to weighed up against nationally endangered and vulnerable animals and other rare flora and fauna - all residing in and around the Denniston Plateau looming above Westport, on the West Coast.
New Zealand's production of greenhouse gases from electricity generation dropped 10% in the December quarter compared to a year earlier.
An announcement that TrustPower is ready to go ahead with the first stage of its Mahinerangi wind farm is expected to be made within "the next few weeks".
High wholesale electricity prices are likely to be reflected in a much improved fourth quarter profit for energy company TrustPower.
Picture this - a frosty winter's evening, relaxing in front of the heater, the electric blanket is warming up the bed and a roast is simmering away in the oven.
Meridian Energy says its proposed Mokihinui hydro-dam would generate more electricity than previously anticipated.