Dozens were injured in the tremor which had a man-made cause.
The centre will explore emerging energy options such as hydrogen and solar.
Solar, wind, biomass and hydroelectric generation accounts for more than 40 percent of production.
Customers at the Milton station were left with the wrong type of fuel.
Wholesale energy prices are four times higher than usual.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says it's too expensive, but it could happen soon.
Around 200 RNB Transport trucks will convey from Silverdale into the CBD in protest on Monday.
People were given only two weeks to have their say on changes to the Crown Minerals Act.
The company has made changes following a Government review.
New Zealand's lack of "back-billing" rules has been highlighted.
It says interest-free loans would be extremely helpful.
The Energy Minister admits electricity is becoming unaffordable.
An energy analyst says it could help us reach 100 percent renewable energy.
Taranaki's biggest gas user has signed a new deal to stay in the region - for now.
"We don't know what's under the ground... You've actually got to have numbers to calculate."
National wants to reverse the Government's move to ban future exploration permits.
David Seymour is coming down hard on the revelations.