Gas and coal fired power played a key role in New Zealand’s energy demands in the December quarter, primarily because of a long dry period.
The environmental group Forest & Bird will appeal the High Court decision against it relating to the proposed Te Kuha coking coal mine.
Developers of the new coal mine near Westport have had a win in the High Court against Forest & Bird but there another legal confrontation ahead.
The outrage on Valentine’s Day about ongoing coal use completely bypassed the issue that without the Huntly power station New Zealanders could have been in the dark recently.
The Land Information Minister, Eugenie Sage, who is also Conservation Minister defended her reasoning for not allowing Bathurst Resources to take up a mothballed mine in the Buller coalfield, and only showed her true Green colours.
How do you create new mining jobs on the West Coast? Perhaps it’s a good idea to find ways to bypass the anti-mining Conservation and Lands Minister.
The improving price of coal has been seeing a better than originally projected payment being made to creditors of the Pike River Coal Company.
The Energy and Resources spokesman for the National Party has called on the Government to support development of the new Te Kuha coking coal mine near Westport.
The Overseas Investment office has declined an application by Bathurst Resources to take up a mothballed coal mine.
The Stockton coking coal mine proved to be a pearl in the coal mining stable of Bathurst Resources in the December quarter.