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Preventing Outages, Debunking Blue Hydrogen and Autonomous Scooters

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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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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Emergencies, Call for Papers and Member Survey

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Finally, we have a climate emergency declared. You will have seen and heard plenty about that to have made up your minds on the efficacy of the declaration, and opinions will differ, so I shall move on swiftly. We held another, excellent networking event this week, this…

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Deadlines, Deliveries and a Brave New World

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins      Arguably, the best news of the week is that the Climate Change Commission has extended its submission deadline for comment on its draft advice by two weeks to 28 March. With the weight of documentation to digest, that was welcome news to many of us. For a…

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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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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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