Articles tagged electricity


It seems this dry winter has been both a blessing and a curse for Contact Energy. It lost revenues because its dams couldn't generate power, but it won customers from those retailers who passed on this winter's more than doubling of wholesale prices.

For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my weekend column on whether Flick Electric could use new technology and raw market signals to 'do a Trade Me' to the electricity industry.

Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman proposed the creation of a state-owned Green Investment Bank to fund clean technology businesses. Here's my briefing on the policy details, the political positioning and the pros and cons.