Meridian is seeking property in Mosgiel for service sites, in preparation for its wind farm, Project Hayes on the Lammermoor Range.
For seven years, Helen Brookes has been fighting new power schemes on the lower Waitaki River.
The Environment Court has confirmed the resource consent conditions for a proposed Mahinerangi Windfarm in Otago, despite high profile opposition from former All Black Anton Oliver and poet Brian Turner, says power company TrustPower.
The big electricity companies seem to have changed their tune over buying electricity from the public.
Incandescent light bulbs are safe.
Authorities in Ashburton have been granted consent to dam a popular fishing spot for electricity generation and irrigation.
Meridian Energy Ltd is "delighted" to be getting water for a new $900 million power scheme it wants to build on the lower Waitaki River, but other parties are "gobsmacked".
A former Contact Energy customer is warning other departing customers to check their final meter readings for over-estimations.
Slopedown Wind Farm development manager Doreen Marchesan has set a February 2009 target date for a planning consent to be lodged with Southland District Council.
"Angry and annoyed" Contact Energy customers are brushing off the power company's attempts to retain them and continuing to sign up with rival companies.
Estimated power bills are nothing new for Contact Energy customers, but they are being warned to look at their bills closely to avoid a sting when prices increase next month.
As more local authorities nationally drop building consent fees to make solar water heating cheaper to install, a Dunedin City councillor says waiving costs will "not be a simple decision to make".
Contact Energy is increasing electricity prices for South Island consumers by 11% from November 1.
Cabinet will today discuss whether Contact Energy is abusing a position of market dominance, Prime Minister Helen Clark says.
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.
New official figures highlight the damage done by combined energy woes during the second quarter of the year.
Critics and advocates of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) expect a large number of amendments will be needed to shape the final policy.
Ngai Tahu has joined forces with oil giant Chevron to produce biofuels from marginal Maori land.
Lake levels are slowly rising at Wanaka and Hawea, with electricity watchers hoping it signals the start of the usual September spring melt and improved South Island generation capacity.
Meridian Energy says its proposed Mokihinui hydro-dam would generate more electricity than previously anticipated.