The Government’s part-ownership of three of the country’s biggest electricity generators makes it a major beneficiary of the over-pricing in the retailer power market, industry executives and regulators heard on Thursday. Gavin Evans reports.
The Electricity Authority has appointed one of the government’s senior energy policy advisors as its new chief executive. Gavin Evans reports for BusinessDesk.
Advances in large-scale batteries for use in the national electricity system make it more important than ever to reform the way different parts of the country are charged for access to the national electricity grid, the Electricity Authority says.
In today's email we detail another batch of migration statistics, and the stoush they set off.
There is growing concern in the business community about the effects of housing affordability in Auckland on businesses' ability to recruit and retain staff, but also more broadly on the social fabric of the nation.
The Electricity Authority (EA) softened the harder edges of its transmission pricing proposal yesterday, but the Government still faces political fallout from a plan that would increase power prices in Northland, Auckland and Westland, but deliver over NZ$77 million in benefits to Meridian Energy and NZ Aluminium Smelters (NZAS).
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Tuesday, including John Key ripping up the RMA reforms planned before the Northland by-election loss and Stuart Nash wanting to drop Labour's NZ Power policy.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column on whether the economics of a plug-in hybrid SUV stack up.
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.
For the convenience of email subscribers and browsers, here's my weekend opinion piece arguing the electricity and local government sectors are the inflation culprits underneath our painfully high interest rates and currency.