Energy and Resources
The Government is helping deliver more infrastructure and options for low emissions transport through new projects, Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods says.
Switching New Zealand to full renewable energy and solving the challenge of climate change will ensure a better planet for our kids and grandkids, the Minister for Climate Change and the Minister for Energy and Resources said today as they invited all New Zealanders to have their say on to two important policy decisions.
Consumers will benefit from changes to the electricity market that will see a level playing field for smaller independent retailers, greater transparency over the big power companies, increased competition in the market and more support for consumers to shop around for better deals, Minister Megan Woods has announced.
The Government has welcomed Fonterra’s commitment today to speed up its transition away from using coal.
Grants for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme which aims to make homes warmer and more energy efficient.
Filmmakers and environmental advocates James and Suzy Cameron have been confirmed as keynote speakers for the inaugural National Just Transition Summit, Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods has announced.
The inaugural Just Transition Summit to be held in Taranaki in May will be a chance for businesses, workers, Māori, youth and communities to have their say on New Zealand’s pathway to a low emissions economy, Minister of Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods and New Plymouth Mayor Neil Holdom say.
Community groups have given a boost to the Government’s new insulation programme Warmer Kiwi Homes, meaning in some parts of the country low income homeowners will be able to insulate their homes for free, Minister Megan Woods has announced.
Low emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today.
Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says today’s release of the discussion document for the first stage of the Electricity Price Review shines a spotlight on the problems pushing up power prices for Kiwi families.
The country has been hit with a series of cold snaps this winter but low-income homeowners can now warm up with grants covering two thirds of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says.
An application to mine coal on public conservation land near Te Kuha in the Buller District has been declined, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Energy Resources Megan Woods announced today.