Favourable hydro and wind conditions in the second quarter of 2018 led to the highest proportion of renewable electricity generation for the quarter since 1981, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Few organisations are equipped to respond to the challenge of reducing their emissions when the new Zero Carbon Bill becomes law, says a Carbon and Energy Management specialist who is helping the country’s largest organisations build capacity by training a new breed of managers for the changes ahead.
A combination of the hottest month on record and an early snow melt led to a lower proportion of renewable electricity generation and higher levels of other sources of generation in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same the quarter last year, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson told a parliamentary committee that Treasury provided no advice about the potential fiscal or economic risks from banning future offshore oil and gas exploration licenses
The government axed granting any future offshore oil and gas exploration licences without a formal Cabinet paper and with minimal analysis from officials, according to a dump of documents and emails from Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods