Energy

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The Prime Minister says the Government is now undertaking work to get a basis for their plans.

'Enough is enough' - Ardern outlines what Government's doing about high petrol prices

"I need to get to the heart of the issue and that's what I'm intending to do," the PM told TVNZ1's Breakfast today.

01:40
There are calls for the government to step in and help the industry establish itself.

Wind power operators say changes to the RMA needed to fulfill renewable energy goals

No new wind farms have been built since 2015, but the government wants us to be 100 per cent renewable by 2035.

01:46
The move comes just days after government investigation into electricity prices questioned the fairness of the practice.

Meridian discards 'prompt payment discounts' for fairer treatment of struggling Kiwis

The power company has officially pulled the plug on penalising people who struggle to pay their bills.

01:22
Fuel in the region tends to be more expensive than in towns further north.

Kapiti Coast businesses calling for fairer petrol prices after BP practices exposed in leaked email

Fuel in the region tends to be more expensive than in towns further north.

'The urgency is called climate change' –Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges spar over oil and gas exploration

National's leader questioned the govt decision to halt exploration permits.

00:32
Dr Woods said while it is possible it will happen eventually, there is currently no work taking place to make it happen.

Energy Minister dispels talk of a halt to coal permits in NZ

Following the government's halt on new offshore oil exploration permits, Megan Woods told Q+A that while a halt to coal permits could possibly happen in the future, there are currently no plans to make that happen or work being undertaken.

00:40
Cities across the globe were plunged into darkness to encourage people to reduce their energy consumption.

Lights turned off around the world to mark Earth Hour

Cities across the globe were plunged into darkness to encourage people to reduce their energy consumption.

Trump's plan to open oil drilling off Pacific Northwest draws opposition

There are plans to open up 90 percent of the nation's offshore reserves to private companies.

01:57
The bridge burst into a colourful and spectacular six minute show for the first time just after dark last night.

Solar powered show lighting up Auckland Harbour Bridge delights locals

The bridge burst into a colourful and spectacular six minute show for the first time just after dark last night.

It's been a month since the pipeline ruptured, causing widespread disruption to aviation and fuel supplies.

Inquiry into NZ fuel supply to get underway months after Auckland pipeline leak

Jet fuel shortages caused flight cancellations and petrol stations to run out of gas.

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.

03:40
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.

02:13
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.

02:02
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.

01:43
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.

02:00
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.

06:12
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.

02:10
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.

02:10
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.

01:51
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.

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