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Electricity Replacement Needs To Be More Independent

Electricity Replacement Needs To Be More Independent
Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Any replacement of the Electricity Commission was unlikely to result in any benefits, former chairman Roy Hemmingway says.

Electricity Review Out For Discussion

Electricity Review Out For Discussion
Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Retail electricity prices are excessive and changes in regulatory control, allowing line companies to retail electricity, are recommended in an electricity review released today.

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say
Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - Manufacturers are complaining about the cost of the Government's greenhouse gas reduction target as environmentalists and the Labour Party continue to criticise it for being too weak.

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say
Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - Manufacturers are complaining about the cost of the Government's greenhouse gas reduction target as environmentalists and the Labour Party continue to criticise it for being too weak.

Energy Review To Go To Cabinet Tomorrow

Energy Review To Go To Cabinet Tomorrow
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - Cabinet is tomorrow expected to consider a review of the electricity sector which proposes a consumer rebate for those who use less during power saving campaigns.

NZX First Half Profit Leaps On Asset Sales

NZX First Half Profit Leaps On Asset Sales
Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - A big jump in sharemarket operator NZX's half year profit is largely attributed to gains on the sale of both TZ1 Registry and the company's stake in the Bond Exchange of South Africa (BESA).

Watchdog Calls For Smarter Deployment Of Electricity Meters

Watchdog Calls For Smarter Deployment Of Electricity Meters
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Parliament's environmental watchdog, Jan Wright, today urged MPs to call in representatives of electricity retailers and lines companies and probe their plans to install "dumb" smart meters.

Pacific Leaders Agree On Aid, Free Trade Negotiations

Pacific Leaders Agree On Aid, Free Trade Negotiations
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Cairns, Aug 6 NZPA - New Zealand has signed an agreement with other Pacific nations to coordinate aid in the region.

Greens Contradict Govt Emissions Claims With Study

Greens Contradict Govt Emissions Claims With Study
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - A 40 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 2020 is achievable at little or no cost if efficiencies are widely applied , the Green Party says.

McCully Wants Pacific Plan, Pacer Plus In Place To Help Pacific

McCully Wants Pacific Plan, Pacer Plus In Place To Help Pacific
Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - Five years after the Pacific Plan was created not even the simplest clauses have been enacted, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

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