Construction of stage one of the Mahinerangi wind farm will begin in September, with the first power expected to be produced in February, TrustPower announced yesterday.
The issue of whether water should be granted for a new $1 billion power scheme on the lower Waitaki River was back before the Environment Court again yesterday in Oamaru.
Calls to ban coal and lignite mining are irresponsible, and dodge the real issues concerning climate change, writes Chris Baker.
Unlisted energy retailers appear to be benefiting from consumers looking for the best-value electricity prices as times remain tough for households.
The Electricity Commission says definitions around baseload power generation should not be nailed down in the Government's climate change bill.
A new Government policy on renewable electricity generation will have more effect in the Waitaki district than in some other areas of New Zealand, Waitaki district councillor Jim Hopkins believes.
Record electricity spot prices in May have spurred renewed calls for the Government to launch an immediate national power savings campaign.
New Zealand wholesale spot power prices more than halved over the past week, the third consecutive weekly fall, as heavy rain boosted hydro lake levels and authorities called an end to a power-saving campaign.
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.
Central Otago power company Pioneer Generation is building another hydro-electricity station on the Teviot River, to provide electricity for Alexandra and Roxburgh residents.
It was always going to be one of the biggest things to hit Otago, whether you were for Project Hayes or against it.
There are renewed calls for Dunedin to consider investing in tidal power generation in Otago Harbour, stimulated by progress towards a $600 million scheme north of Auckland.
The three district councils bordering the Waitaki River oppose the Government's plan to force Meridian Energy to hand over its two Tekapo power stations to Genesis Energy, fearing it poses significant risk to their communities' futures.
A progressive power pricing system whereby a portion of all households' power bills has a set low price is among measures laid out in the Green Party's $4.46 billion a year alternative budget.
Householders, businesses and the public service will be encouraged to save energy to help make New Zealand as energy efficient as its OECD partners, a pair of updated government strategies released yesterday reveal.
Filling your vehicle up with biodiesel was just the start of a more sustainable future, business leaders were told on Monday.
Contact Energy Ltd is welcoming the granting of resource consents for 168 wind turbines and transmission lines to its proposed Hauauru ma raki wind farm in the Waikato.
The power squeeze has cost the country's biggest user over $12 million in lost production and an industry group has warned all businesses are going to be hurt by fallout from the threatened crisis.
Kissing goodbye to your power bill is one of the dreams of the modern age - and it might not be as far off as we think. New energy technology using the sun to run the dishwasher and the big-screen TV is coming down in price so quickly it could be producing electricity at the same price as that available from the national grid in as little as five years. Mark Price reports.