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Contact steam to heat Norske Skog pellet business secured

Article – BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – Norske Skogs wood pellets business has secured a steam supply from Contact Energy for its Taupo plant. Read more »

Energy efficiency key action to help meet renewable goals

Press Release – EECA

Nationwide uptake of energy efficient technology, such as LED lighting and heat pumps, could significantly reduce the cost of meeting New Zealands ambitious renewable electricity goals, according to new modelling. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation … Read more »

Energy efficiency key action to help meet renewable goals

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Nationwide uptake of energy efficient technology, such as LED lighting and heat pumps, could significantly reduce the cost of meeting New Zealands ambitious renewable electricity goals, according to new modelling. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation … Read more »

Fonterra decision stimulus for increased biomass fuel supply

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The announcement that Fonterra will immediately stop installing any new coal boilers or increasing capacity to burn coal is the signal that the biomass fuel supply industry welcomes said Brian Cox, Executive Officer of the Bioenergy Association. Read more »

solarcity awarded R&D funding to accelerate clean energy

Press Release – SolarCity

Auckland, 17 July 2019 solarcity, New Zealands leading solar power company has been awarded a Research & Development grant by Callaghan Innovation to help accelerate its revolutionary new service, solarZero. solarZero is an innovative new … Read more »

Govt won’t “die in a ditch” for 100% renewable target

Article – BusinessDesk

July 16 (BusinessDesk) – Energy Minister Megan Woods says the government wont die in a ditch if its goal of 100 percent renewable electricity generation isn’t reached by 2035. Read more »

Infratil-backed Longroad Energy secures wind farm finance

Article – BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) – US-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy has closed financing for its 243 megawatt El Campo wind farm with the project due to be completed in 2020, says Infratil. Read more »

Biofuel can be good alternative for woodlot owners

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

With wood not able to be sold in China the alternative of it being used as biofuel can be good for woodlot owners Read more »

DB Breweries to switch Timaru plant from coal next year

Article – BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) – DB Breweries is planning to switch its brewery at Timaru onto wood chip by the end of next year as part a plan to halve the groups emissions by 2030. Read more »

EECA welcomes new IEA group targeting energy efficiency

Press Release – EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has welcomed the formation of a new global group prioritising energy efficiency policy, with New Zealands Energy Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods joining as a founding member. The International … Read more »

YHA NZ Recognised as Energy Excellence Awards finalists

Press Release – YHA NZ

YHA New Zealand and partners Sunshine Solar have been recognised as finalists in the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. The joint application sees the two organisations in the running to receive the Low Carbon Future Award, for emissions reduction initiatives … Read more »

Ecogas a model for all communities

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

Ecogas processing of food waste to produce energy and bio-fertiliser at Reporoa is a model for all communities Read more »

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