Mark Binns

Gareth Hughes with Atsushi Taniyama, owner of Yatai restaurant in Palmerston North

What the solar buy-back argument boils down to

Tue 22 Sep 27

Power companies recently slashed the amount they pay to solar homes that can sell surplus energy back to the grid. Green MP Gareth Hughes wants them independently umpired. Meridian's counterstrike:


Green Party MP Gareth Hughes defends his scheme on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Huntly power station

Genesis Energy confirms end to Solid Energy coal contract

Thu 20 Aug

Enough coal stockpiled to run Huntly until it closes down.

Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns

Genesis likely to reconsider Huntly closure: Meridian

Wed 19 Aug 1

Binns says his company has been surprised at the timing.


NBR reporter Jenny Ruth talks about Meridian's result  on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

No point building new windfarms in Australia while Abbott's in power, NZ's Meridian says

Wed 19 Aug 3

"We've been disappointed by the approach taken by the Abbott government to the review of the Renewable Energy Target", said Meridian Energy boss Mark Binns.

Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns

Meridian lifts annual earnings 5.6%, beating forecast; pays special dividend

Wed 19 Aug 4

The company is embarking on a five-year capital management programme to return some $625 million to shareholders.

Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns

Potential Tiwai ‘demand shock’ from 2018

Fri 7 Aug

The smelter deal is a one-way obligation, Meridian boss says – and that will shape the whole electricity industry in some interesting ways | PLUS: does Huntly closure leave NZ with enough reserve power?


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