Energy Sector News


Going off the grid still an expensive option

It says interest-free loans would be extremely helpful.

Megan Woods speaks to The AM Show.

Wait and see what Govt will do about power costs - Woods

The Energy Minister admits electricity is becoming unaffordable.

Watch: A Newshub story on the Government report into energy.

Wood burners could be solution to NZ's energy woes - expert

An energy analyst says it could help us reach 100 percent renewable energy.

Mark Mitchell and James Shaw on The AM Show.

Gas deal shows fossil fuel fearmongering a 'total lie' - Shaw

Taranaki's biggest gas user has signed a new deal to stay in the region - for now.

Megan Woods on Newshub Nation.

Exploration ban: Minister defends lack of cost-benefit analysis

"We don't know what's under the ground... You've actually got to have numbers to calculate."

The Government wants a 30-year phasing out of fossil fuels.

Oil workers can't get mortgages thanks to ban - National

National wants to reverse the Government's move to ban future exploration permits.


Taxpayers to shell out millions to highest-earning superannuitants

David Seymour is coming down hard on the revelations.

Megan Woods wasn't convinced after an urgent meeting with BP about pricing tactics.

Petrol market is 'broken' - Megan Woods

The Energy Minister wasn't convinced by BP after an urgent meeting about pricing tactics.

Simon Bridges on The AM Show.

'No question there will be jobs gone' over drilling ban

"You mark my words," Simon Bridges told The AM Show.

Duncan Garner gives his thoughts on The AM Show.

Oil and gas ban 'death sentence' for Taranaki - Garner

It's "big and bold", but it might also be a blunder, according to the host of The AM Show.

Color image of an old window with rotten wood and mold on it, inside an older home, during winter.

Children and Māori hit hard as working poor miss out on Winter Payment

40 percent of children living in hardship will not be eligible, Treasury says.


Carbon emissions keep rising

The head of the International Energy Agency says current emissions efforts are 'far from sufficient'.


China moves towards a green future

The president has staked his reputation on a more renewables-focussed China.


Genesis Energy's $1.20 cheque baffles customers

The cheque can't be cashed at a bank.


Solar power to light up Auckland's Harbour Bridge

A central part of Auckland's cityscape is set to get a major facelift.

An electricity line is crossing green mountain slopes in Switzerland (Getty)

Swiss voters back renewable energy

They've backed subsidies on solar and wind, and a ban on new nuclear stations.


Southern Alpine Fault's heat a potential game changer

The earth is five times hotter than scientists expected, and could bring economic reward to the West Coast.

Tesla Model X 90D (Getty)

How many cars you know roll like this?

Electric car drivers on Sunday will try to break the NZ record for the largest number gathered in one place.

Donald Trump Getty

Trump avoids govt shutdown, plans more drilling

Congress voted to pass an emergency spending bill that will keep the US government up and running.

Drax Power Station is the largest and most efficient coal fired power station in the UK. (Photo by: Loop Images/UIG via Getty Images)

UK goes a day without coal

Not since the Industrial Revolution has that happened.