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ETS, Climate Response and a Biodegradable Skyscraper

ETS, Climate Response and a Biodegradable Skyscraper

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Normally, we try to avoid duplicating stories that find their way into the mainstream media but this week there is good reason to reference a couple. There was an interesting story in Stuff this week about the ETS pricing cap. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a link.…

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Preventing Outages, Debunking Blue Hydrogen and Autonomous Scooters

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Power outages dominated the energy news locally this week and while this story has received adequate coverage in the media around who or what was to blame, of interest to Transpower looking forward is the announcement out of the UK this week of a collaboration between its system…

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COP26, Negative Prices and Wooden Batteries

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    Kia ora, As Europe (the band) would say, it’s the final countdown – to COP26 that is.  With only a couple of days to go, the announcements on commitments are coming thick and fast, even from those with reputations for lacking climate change commitment.  This week saw net…

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Targets, the EV Market and Living Bricks

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Well, we’re certainly back in action. There have been numerous events and information sessions this week on the back of the CCC draft advice and the return of Parliament. One interesting snippet (from Minister Woods) from a session on Thursday was that the Government’s manifesto target of…

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Carbon Prices, Air Quality and NZ Tech

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins    The big news this week was the release of an additional seven million units into the ETS to help curb escalating prices. The extra allocation was a published reserve and is “borrowed” from future allocations. Despite the release, prices remained high and aren’t expected to drop materially in…

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Networking, Conference and Surplus Milk?

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      It’s been another full-on week for international, local and CEP news. Starting off close to home, we had a couple of great networking events this week enjoying excellent turnouts at both Wellington and Auckland. Numbers were boosted by members of the Young Energy Professionals Network and Sustainability…

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