On the Solid Energy debacle

March 15, 2013 0

So according to its former chairman John Palmer, Solid Energy could have done nothing about the sudden and dramatic fall in the price of coal. […]

On the predator society

February 3, 2012 0

In these last few days before Parliament opens and the cycle of normal political life resumes, significant stories are gaining coverage that they might otherwise […]

On the plans for privatization

January 27, 2011 0

Hard to see how opening the door to greater demands for higher profits from state energy companies will result in reduced power prices – or […]

On the mining backdown

July 20, 2010 0

The government’s formal capitulation ( due later today) on the mining of Schedule Four conservation land is a smashing victory for the public – one […]

On the power company rip-offs

May 22, 2009 0

Spot the difference. A Rotorua couple get $10 million overpaid by Westpac into their bank account and hive off with it, with Interpol and the […]