Energy

Reviews are underway into the system used by a lines company in the region, which has previously been looked at by the Commerce Commission.

Vector Energy to return $13.9 million to Aucklanders overcharged for electricity

The Commerce Commission today Vector was "unreasonable" in changing price tariffs.

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The report found petrol prices "might not be reasonable".

NZ petrol prices have greatest discrepancy between import cost and price at pump in developed world

Kiwis are paying 21 cents a litre for petrol over what it costs fuel companies to import it.

Green Party promising help for low-income families to pay their power bills

the pledge is part of their new energy policy as they dump the controversial NZ Power scheme.

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Reviews are underway into the system used by a lines company in the region, which has previously been looked at by the Commerce Commission.

King Country residents feeling ripped off by huge electricity charge increases

Reviews are underway into the system used by a lines company in the region, which has previously been looked at by the Commerce Commission.

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Lines crews have been working flat out since a plane clipped power lines yesterday.

Gisborne blackout latest: Power fully restored to thousands

Residents should expect further powercuts in the next few days while final repairs continue.

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A major power cut in the Far North may have been caused by sabotage.

Power has been completely restored to Kaitaia households

Police are investigating the damage to three transmission towers.

Power cuts in Palmerston North, Whanganui affect thousands

Magpie flies into substation, cuts power to 3000 in Sanson

It's expected power will be restored by 1.30pm today.

Haka on the frontline! Lone Kiwi man's stirring haka against Dakota Access Pipeline gets rapturous applause

He raised the protesters' spirits when he performed the Ngati Kahungunu tribal haka Tika Tonu.

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There are two issues under review – how we pay for power to be moved and how generators sell in to the market.

Lobby groups call for 'pause button' on power pricing change

The Electricity Authority proposal would see households and businesses in some parts of the country face higher power bills.

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Dale Scott was mystified when he was told he’d failed to pay his bills with Mercury Energy.

Mercury Energy changes sign-up process following identity theft case

To sign with the company previously, all customers needed were a full name and birth date.

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Homeowners won't be able to access the subsidy because the government is targeting rental property owners instead.

Fears elderly will be left out in cold as insulation scheme helps landlords

Under a new law all rental properties must be insulated by 2019.

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Homeowners won't be able to access the subsidy because the government is targeting rental property owners instead.

'The rentals are where we've got the highest needs' – Energy Minister explains 'Warm Up NZ' changes

Homeowners won't be able to access the subsidy because the government is targeting rental property owners instead.

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A future of cars and homes powered by the sun can now be a reality for those ready to embrace the technology.

Solar power technology 'here right now'

A future of cars and homes powered by the sun can now be a reality for those ready to embrace the technology.

Biofuel the future for Air NZ? Airline announces radical new plan

The national carrier is hoping to "uncover a sustainable biofuel market".

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More rapid charges have been launched in Auckland.

More rapid electric vehicle chargers switched on in Auckland

Vector has launched two more rapid electric vehicle chargers at its substations.

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The government insists it is keeping a close eye on petrol companies to ensure we are.

More for our pockets with petrol prices poised to drop again

Today's three cent cut sees the national price for 91 at $1.77, the lowest since last February.

Hundreds of jobs at stake as Shell considers future of New Zealand interests

Shell says 420 jobs are under review as they consider withdrawing from New Zealand after more than 100 years.

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The Clyde Dam in Central Otago was one of New Zealand's biggest engineering projects, 25 years on the giant generator is being future proofed.

Clyde Dam getting a refit 25 years after it was built

One of the dam's giant generator units is being refurbished, providing another massive engineering feat.

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An innovative company in Christchurch is giving more power to passengers.

Power to the passengers with solar chargers installed at bus stop

The novel charger could be useful in the case of a natural disaster or widespread power cut.

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Solid Energy has cost the taxpayer more than $100 million.

Taxpayers kiss goodbye to $128m bailout for Solid Energy

Bill English says the Government is not in line to recover anything from the sale of Solid Energy's assets.

Brewtroleum was launched by DB Breweries at 63 Gull Petrol today.

Kiwi ingenuity sees beer biofuel run North Island cars

Brewtroleum, a biofuel derived from beer will be available at North Island petrol stations from today.

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Clean-up continues after California oil spill

California has declared a state of emergency as crews try to mop up a massive oil spill.

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Gas explosion destroys house

Dash-cam captures giant gas explosion destroying house in New Jersey, America.

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Large explosion rocks US oil refinery

Two people have been injured after a huge blast erupted at a South Carolina plant.

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Hydro power station causes a stink in Samoa

The stench from a hydroelectric power station is too much for the village of Taelefaga.

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'Emotional moment’ as shipwreck of SS Ventnor found

It has been 112 years since the ship left New Zealand shores carrying the bodies of 499 Chinese miners.

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What Happens When the Chandeliers Go Out?

You might have scoffed at Auckland’s power problems - but how prepared are you for a black out?

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Strong winds leave trail of damage

Around 1500 properties are still without power throughout the lower North Island.

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