Tagged: Rio Tinto Alcan

TDB today: Smelt a rat - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 03, 2013

In my column for The Daily Blog this week, I dig into the tangled relationship between New Zealand’s electricity system, a multinational mining company, and the New Zealand government, and argue that radical reform of the electricity market would be beneficial for the country: If Rio Tinto Alcan pull the plug on Tiwai Point, a [...] … Read More

Rio Tinto Alcan NZ plays godfather: nice aluminium smelter you got, be a shame if something happened to it… - Hot Topic

Mr February Sep 11, 2012

Simon Johnson argues that Rio Tinto Alcan NZ (NZ Aluminium Smelters Ltd), the owner of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is “Godfathering” the smelter, its workforce, the Southland economy, the NZ electricity market, Meridan Energy and the poor critically endangered slow-breeding kakapo, as well as “Godfathering” the NZ emissions trading scheme to get excessive free [...] … Read More