A hydro-electric power scheme on the Nevis River would make an insignificant contribution to the country's electricity supply, so sacrificing the river for that reason was unnecessary, former minister of energy David Parker said.
Hundred of employees at the Stockton mine face a change of employer with owner Solid Energy naming Australian company Downer EDI Mining as a preferred new partner.
The rules for power customers describing themselves as vulnerable following the death of Folole Muliaga may be tightened up amid energy retailers' fears they are being ripped off.
The upcoming budget will include $20 million over three years to fund a seismic survey programme to encourage oil and gas exploration, Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee said today.
With a flick of a switch, and then another flick of a switch, Meridian's windfarm near Wellington was kicked into life today.
Power cuts are unlikely but thermal generation may need to be increased after the Cook Strait power cable failed last night, Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee said today.
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.
Former Mataura paper mill will boost electricity supplied to national grid
The intricacies of sustainable living will be explored at a workshop to be held at Mataura Community Centre this month.
The whole country will soon find itself funding Auckland's roads after the Government yesterday announced it would increase the national petrol tax and revoke regional fuel taxes.
Decades-old plans for up to four hydro-electric projects on the Clutha River are being dusted off by Contact Energy, which plans to spend the rest of 2009 hearing what the public thinks about the prospects of dams dotting the landscape throughout Central and South Otago.
The first stage of building the world's southern-most wind farm in the Antarctic is complete and work has stopped for the winter.
Contact Energy yesterday produced an interim result ahead of some forecasts but still disappointed the market with its failure to provide some profit guidance for the full year.
The future of the Electricity Commission looks uncertain with the Government promising yet another shake up of the electricity sector.
The Waitaki hydro storage lakes are virtually full after heavy rain at the weekend and, if there are further downpours, Meridian Energy Ltd may have to consider spilling water again.
Planned changes to the Resource Management Act have been welcomed by Contact Energy but it will not look at taking advantage of them to fast-track any proposed hydro-electric developments on the Clutha River just yet.
Truescape Ltd computer simulation specialist Tony Coggan, of Christchurch, was made to defend his methods of collecting and presenting images, when appearing as a witness in an Environment Court hearing against Meridian Energy's proposed $2 billion Project Hayes wind farm yesterday.
Earl Bardsley, responding to an editorial in the Otago Daily Times, considers the advantages of a pumped storage scheme for South Island power generation.
Integrating wind-generated electricity into New Zealand's transmission network would be cheaper than alternative options, an Environment Court appeal hearing against Meridian Energy's proposed $2 billion Project Hayes wind-farm development was told yesterday.
Meridian Energy's proposed $2 billion Project Hayes wind farm in Central Otago could generate more than $67 million for New Zealand under the Kyoto Protocol.