Earl Bardsley, responding to an editorial in the Otago Daily Times, considers the advantages of a pumped storage scheme for South Island power generation.
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.
A government review of New Zealand's mineral resources may recognise that more conservation areas should be added to a protected schedule and closed off to the threat of mining.
Large Southland water users could face an annual charge of up to $50,000 should Environment Southland succeed in recouping from users $900,000 it spends on water research and monitoring.
TrustPower Ltd has reported after-tax profit rose 14 percent to $119.4 million in the year ended March 31, 2010 on a 3 percent fall in revenue.
The Government's biodiesel grants scheme is being extended, Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee said today.
Constructing policy around continued economic growth is a fool's errand, suggests Murray Grimwood.
Dual-listed coal-bed methane gas explorer L&M Energy has signalled a busy 2011 work programme covering its wide-ranging tenements in Otago, Southland and Taranaki.
The time is ripe for a Dunedin energy plan. But will the crucial consensus and support be there to give it wings? Bruce Munro takes a look.
Rio Tinto's threat of closing the Bluff aluminum smelter is an attempt to shift the cost of the plant's greenhouse emissions to the taxpayer, Minister Responsible for Climate Change David Parker said in Oamaru last night.
A decision on the next step leading to a possible wind farm generating electricity on the Kakanui Mountains could be made towards the middle of this year by a North Otago company investigating two sites.
Save Central president Grahame Sydney says his anti-wind farm group would welcome further donations similar to that made by businessman and former All Black captain David Kirk.
Electricity grid operator Transpower has been given interim approval for an upgrade of the West Coast's electricity supply.
Set amid cornfields and cow pastures in eastern Holland is a shallow pool that is rapidly turning green with algae, harvested for animal feed, skin treatments, biodegradable plastics -- and with increasing interest, biofuel.
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.
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.
Jubilant opponents of the wind farm have hailed the decision as a victory for the "small guys".
The OMV-led joint venture to explore for oil and gas in the Great South Basin has had its permits extended by Government agency Crown Minerals for a year before it must decide whether to commit to test drilling, or drop the permits.