1970s office block in Wellington is now energy-smart

Press Release – Green Building Council

Once outdated the 46 year old Aorangi House in central Wellington has achieved a market-leading NABERSNZ base building rating demonstrating an energy performance over 50 percent better than an average New Zealand office. Read more »

Kiwi Hospitality Professional Returns “Home”

Press Release – Camp Glenorchy

GLENORCHY, NEW ZEALAND, 25 May 2017 – A Kiwi hospitality professional who has spent the last two decades running international resorts and eco lodges has returned to New Zealand to manage the countrys first Net Zero energy accommodations. Read more »

More renewable electricity generation used

Press Release – Electricity Authority

In the first four months of 2017 New Zealand used less thermal and more renewable electricity generation than the average for the previous six years, says Electricity Authority Chief Executive Carl Hansen Read more »

Government ignores opportunities to avoid squandering $14b

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its disappointed the Government is not recognising that by investment in bioenergy and other renewable energy opportunities within New Zealand that it can avoid squandering $14billion to overseas countries to meet our … Read more »

Infratil flush with investment options

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Listed infrastructure investor Infratil is option rich in ways to spend its money after overhauling its portfolio and says US renewable energy projects show a lot of promise. Read more »

Alpine Fault is hot, hot, hot

Article – Science Media Centre

Drilling into the Alpine Fault to measure the conditions of the fault and monitor what happens before a major earthquake, a team of New Zealand and international scientists found extremely hot water just a couple of hundred metres down. Read more »

Minister, show us your panels

Press Release – iGenerate

The government is to build 34,000 new homes in Auckland to help with the housing shortage but will they include solar panels to deliver cost effective electricity to the homes? Read more »

Infratil annual earnings pip past guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

May 18 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil beat annual earnings guidance after its recently demerged hydro and wind energy investments – Trustpower and Tilt Renewables – got a late tailwind from mother nature. Read more »

Mevo Car Share on track for 50+ EV fleet in Wellington

Press Release – Mevo

Following the successful launch of Mevo, New Zealand’s first electric hybrid car-share in December of 2016, the company is expanding its network of Audi A3 e-trons to six and adding an additional pick-up zone (known as a Mevo Pod) at Queens Wharf thanks … Read more »

Vector starts roll-out of new AI software to manage network

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Vector is starting a full roll-out of software that draws on artificial intelligence and machine-to-machine connectivity to manage its network with less intervention by people in what the power and telecommunications lines company … Read more »

Wind and geothermal emerge as significant sources of energy

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Strong growth in wind and geothermal electricity generation has led to significant economic impacts, according to a Stats NZ report published today. Read more »

Concept report on solar “out of step” with growing consensus

Press Release – SolarCity

28 March, 2017 – Auckland. A third New Zealand energy report critical of solar is yet again out of step with international consensus and analysis, says the CEO of the countrys leading solar energy services company. Read more »

Report highlights problems but lacks vision

Press Release – Sustainable Electricity Association NZ

SEANZ (Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand) supports the findings of a report released today that electricity pricing structures need to change but is disappointed with the proposed solutions which will only entrench the stranglehold … Read more »

Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35%

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Report ignores immediate climate change opportunities

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its disappointed that the report for GLOBE-NZ, Net zero in New Zealand – Scenarios to achieve domestic emissions neutrality in the second half of the century ignores the immediate opportunities for climate change … Read more »

“Bioenergy Burns Forests”

Press Release – Global Forest Coalition

March 20, 2017: The UNFAOs [1] Forests and Energy theme for this years International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as sustainable … Read more »

Petroleum industry a bad taxpayer investment

Opinion – Dr Terrence Loomis

Petroleum industry a bad taxpayer investment 20 March 2017 The New Zealand Petroleum Conference this week in New Plymouth will no doubt talk up the industrys value to the country. But economic anthropologist Terrence Loomis, who has recently published … Read more »

NZ Windfarms commercial director John Worth to head company

Article – BusinessDesk

March 17 (BusinessDesk) – NZ Windfarms said its newly appointed commercial director John Worth will assume full responsibility for the company’s daily operations, taking over from acting chief executive Stuart Bauld. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed after Fed result

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares were mixed after the US Federal Reserve followed expectations, with Vista Group Entertainment and Auckland International Airport gaining while Sky Network Television and Ebos Group dropped. Read more »

Eastern Bay plan supports a bright future

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Eastern Bay will face plenty of opportunities and challenges in the next 30-50 years, with changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment happening thick and fast. Its important to act now … Read more »

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