Energy Policies of IEA Countries – New Zealand 2017 Review

Press Release – International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a … Read more »

International Energy Agency’s recommendations a mixed bag

Press Release – Energy Trusts of NZ

The International Energy Agencys recent review of New Zealands energy policies is a mixed bag according to Chair of the Energy Trusts of New Zealand, Karen Sherry. Read more »

World first initiative to power energy innovation

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation. Read more »

Business Case retention of Wellington’s trolley bus network

Press Release – Sustainable Energy Forum

A coalition of Wellington organisations called for a professional business case study to maintain Wellingtons trolley bus network at the first meeting of Greater Wellington Regional Councils Sustainable Transport Committee meeting of this year … Read more »

Infratil upbeat about US renewable energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Infrastructure investor Infratil is still upbeat about its investment in US renewable energy development company Longroad Energy Holdings, despite President Donald Trump’s election promises to boost coal. Read more »

Meridian Energy Company v Wellington City Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

The principal question raised by this proceeding is whether the Wellington City Council (the Council) acted lawfully when, for rating purposes, it divided into two parts the rural properties upon which Meridian Energy Ltd (Meridian) has constructed … Read more »

Call for improvements in draft energy efficiency strategy

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has released its submission on the draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NEECS). It has called for an economy-wide target for energy efficiency, and for sector targets that have some … Read more »

Why green cities make dollars and sense

Press Release – Green Property Summit

Building sustainable future cities that are good for the planet and offer sound economic returns is the focus of the upcoming Green Property Summit in 2017. Read more »

LanzaTech Awarded $4M from DOE

Press Release – LanzaTech

Chicago, IL (December 30th 2016) Carbon recycling company, LanzaTech has been selected by the Department of Energys Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to receive a $4M award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off … Read more »

Small scale solar passes 11,000 connections in New Zealand

Press Release – Electricity Authority

New Zealand has recently passed the milestone of over 11,000 small scale solar connections, with over 2,000 installations in the last 10 months. Read more »

Refresh of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its pleased the Governments draft refresh of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) focuses on the heat and transport opportunities available across New Zealand to assist achieve the … Read more »

New Takanini EV charger ready for holidays

Press Release – Vector Limited

Aucklands southernmost public electric vehicle (EV) charger was opened today in Takanini, just in time for the holiday travel period. The rapid charging station is the latest addition to Vectors Auckland network as EV registrations continue … Read more »

ASA rejects challenge to Greenpeace’s “solar tax” campaign

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, December 6: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a complaint about Greenpeaces use of the word tax to describe an extra charge for solar power has no grounds to proceed. Read more »

NZ Windfarms looks to maiden dividend

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The revitalised board of struggling electricity producer New Zealand Windfarms is exploring ways to pay a maiden interim dividend in the current financial year, the new chairman Rodger Kerr-Newell told shareholders at the annual … Read more »

Wellington Zoo retains carboNZero certification

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is thrilled to have again achieved carboNZero certification, after becoming the first Zoo in the world to be carboNZero certified in May 2013. Read more »

New Study Proves Wind Tower Works Even With Low Speed Winds

Press Release – Pacific Wind

A new US study has confirmed the efficiency of INVELOX wind technology according to New Zealand energy company Pacific Wind’s generation program manager Reza Sehdehi. Read more »

Solar PV and batteries could save kiwis billions

Press Release – Sustainable Electricity Association NZ

A comprehensive report released today by members of the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) shows New Zealanders could save hundreds of millions of dollars in electricity costs if conditions for high uptake of Solar PV (PV) and batteries … Read more »

NextGen Launches Not-for-Profit Power Company

Press Release – NextGen Energy

Nelson, New Zealand (17 Nov 2016) Nelson-based power retailer NextGen Energy announces it is now open to supply power to homes and businesses across the country, starting in Nelson/Tasman districts ahead of national expansion. The social enterprise … Read more »

UnitedFuture Welcomes Energy Innovation Bill- Dunne

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has welcomed the First Reading of the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. Read more »

Tilt Renewables lifts interim profit 1.7% in first report

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Tilt Renewables, which split from Trustpower last month and operates wind and solar generation facilities, lifted first-half profit 1.7 percent as wind generation improved in both Australia and New Zealand Read more »

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