The legal proceedings on Meridian Energy's planned $2 billion Project Hayes wind farm may be far from over.
Meridian Energy has joined forces with an Australian generation company to build a wind farm in Victoria that will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere if Project Hayes does not proceed.
Meridian Energy has taken a major step towards construction of a massive hydro-electric tunnel along the Waitaki River in South Canterbury.
A Dunedin environmental consultant says there will be more didymo in the lower Waitaki River if Meridian Energy Ltd builds its proposed power scheme, but Meridian challenges the claim.
Waitaki First has reached agreement with Meridian Energy Ltd over conditions on resource consents for a $1 billion power scheme the Government-owned company proposes to build on the lower Waitaki River.
Five New Zealand power generators, which banded together to trade forward contract hedging derivatives as EnergyHedge, have snubbed New Zealand stock exchange attempts to become the trading platform, instead opting to join the Australian stock exchange.
Many people are starting to believe that the National-led Government is preparing to partially privatise several state-owned enterprises, with Finance Minister Bill English indicating there would be strong demand for Kiwibank shares. Business editor Dene Mackenzie investigates what is on offer.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is calling for environment commissioners to overturn Meridian Energy's resource consent for a $300 million dam project on the Mokihinui River, north of Wesport.
Meridian Energy has confirmed it donated money to a West Coast iwi which changed its mind over its opposition to the massive Mokihinui River hydro dam.
West Coast-Tasman MP Chris Auchinvole has joined at least one local mayor in welcoming a decision granting resource consent for a hydro project on the Mokihinui River.
Waitaki First has been there before when it comes to government intervention in Environment Canterbury's management of water.
State-owned generator Meridian Energy Ltd will pay an interim dividend to the Government of $89.58 million.
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.
Federated Farmers is concerned having two competing electricity generators operating power stations on the Waitaki River could affect irrigation in North Otago and South Canterbury.
Timaru still wants water from the Waitaki River as part of a new irrigation scheme costing up to $200 million and irrigating up to 40,000ha.
Meridian Energy is on target with its timetable for a new hydro-electricity scheme on the lower Waitaki River, but its board of directors still has to make the decision to build the $1 billion project.
The Waitaki Power Trust has joined growing criticism over the Government's plan to force Meridian Energy Ltd to sell its Tekapo power stations on the Waitaki River system to competitor Genesis Energy Ltd.
South Island power generators are sick of paying for the Cook Strait cable, and Meridian Energy is operating stations below capacity to cut costs.
Minister of Energy Gerry Brownlee is rejecting claims by Meridian Energy Ltd about the implications of forcing it to sell two Waitaki power stations to competitor Genesis Energy Ltd.
Meridian Energy says South Islanders will pay more for their electricity if the state-owned company is forced by the Government to sell two of its Waitaki hydro generation power stations.