TCF appoints Sustainable Coastlines as RE:MOBILE beneficiary

Press Release – TCF Communications

TCF appoints Sustainable Coastlines as RE:MOBILE beneficiary New Zealand waterways will now be better off as a result of tens of thousands of mobile phones recycled each year through the RE:MOBILE mobile phone recycling scheme. The New Zealand Telecommunications … Read more »

Road Transport Forum welcomes electric vehicle announcement

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum welcomes electric vehicle RUC announcement Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed the announcement today by Transport Minister Simon Bridges that electric powered heavy vehicles be exempt from road user charges … Read more »

Let’s get the electric vehicle revolution going

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Networks Association has today welcomed the Governments measures to increase the number of electric vehicles on New Zealands roads. Read more »

No road user charges feature in Govt package

Article – BusinessDesk

May 5 (BusinessDesk) – Drivers of electric vehicles won’t have to pay road user charges and will be allowed to drive in bus lanes as part of a new government plan to double EV numbers annually to a target 64,000 by 2021. Read more »

Vector – leading the charge

Press Release – Vector

Vector welcomes the Minister of Energys Electric Vehicles Partnership Programme, a package of measures to promote the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand released today. Read more »

Mighty River Power appoints GM Digital Services

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced the appointment of Kevin Angland to the position of GM Digital Services. Read more »

Electric Cars the Way of the Future

Press Release – Jade Promotions

Germany is about to launch an incentive to boost local sales of electric and hybrid vehicles. The government has so far joined forces with Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler to implement rebates for electric car buyers the equivalent of NZD$6,600 for … Read more »

WCC announces reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council announced today that Wellingtons gross greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 2.1% between 2001 and 2015. More details will be release in the Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Wellington City and the Greater Wellington … Read more »

NZ’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity provider launches

Press Release – P2 Power

New Zealands first peer-to-peer solar electricity provider launches on Waiheke Island Auckland, 29 March 2016 – P2 Power, a new, innovative energy provider, has launched the countrys first peer-to-peer solar power platform on Waiheke Island. Read more »

Excitement brewing for geothermal project

Press Release – Eastland Group

Excitement is brewing across both the Kawerau township and Whakatne district as a much anticipated project launches a new phase of development. Read more »

Nappy Lady launches Waste Free Parenting Week

Press Release – The Nappy Lady

A push to get more Kiwi parents has evolved into the first ever Waste Free Parenting Week, as interest in sustainable parenting grows. Read more »

Green energy cell site gives mobile safety boost

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Caption: Kauaeranga Valley Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) cell site is powered by solar and wind energy. Read more »

Long-awaited grid cost-sharing paper due May 17

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – A long-awaited recommendation on how the cost of the national electricity grid should be shared in future is due on May 17. Read more »

Bioenergy Association welcomes energy awards recognition

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of the associations executive officer, Brian Cox, as a finalist for an Energy Leadership Award. Read more »

Z opens first fast start EV charging station

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy today opened Aucklands first fast charge electric vehicle charging station at the Z Skyway service station at Auckland airport. Read more »

Solar tax to delay solar a desperate money making move

Press Release – SolarCity

Auckland, 6 April 2016 – New Zealands leading solar energy services provider, solarcity, has condemned Trustpowers support of a residential solar tax as a desperate move to squeeze every last dollar out of a dying business model”. Read more »

Going Solar on the Coast

Press Release – YHA NZ

Franz Josef YHA Franz Josef put their commitment to sustainability into action with the installation of solar panels on their West Coast property. Read more »

Z installs fast start EV charging station in Christchurch

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy today installed the first electric vehicle rapid charging station at a service station in Christchurch, at Z Moorhouse Avenue, Addington. The station was officially opened by Christchurch Deputy Mayor, Vicki Buck. Read more »

Regulator takes issue with penalty charge for solar power

Article – BusinessDesk

April 5 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority says plans by the Hawke’s Bay electricity lines operator, Unison Networks, to charge a special tariff effectively penalising households that install solar power units on their rooves are out of step … Read more »

Unison move sends wrong signal

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Stuart Nash MP for Napier Energy Spokesperson 4 April 2016 Unison move sends wrong signal Charging users of solar panels a special high rate because they wont be using as much power is ridiculous, says Labours Energy spokesperson Stuart Nash. … Read more »

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