Creating low-cost solar energy

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers are part of a worldwide effort to design cheaper and more efficient solar energy materials. Work by PhD student Alex Barker, under the supervision of Dr Justin Hodgkiss, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical … Read more »

Energy Quarterly: Renewable Electricity Generation Rising

Press Release – MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the June quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

New Zealanders warming to solar power

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

A just-released report released shows more and more New Zealanders, fed up with their power providers, are turning to solar energy. Dr Rebecca Ford, a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellingtons School of Engineering and Computer Science, is the lead … Read more »

NZ Clean-Tech Company Starring on the Global Stage

Press Release – Greenlane Biogas

New Zealand clean-tech company, Greenlane Biogas Technologies, is again starring on the global biogas stage with the commissioning of the worlds biggest biomethane production plant in Montreal, Canada. The total value of the project is estimated … Read more »

Infratil sells Australian energy assets for A$605 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil, the infrastructure investor, has sold its Australian energy assets to Snowy Hydro for A$605 million, plus an adjustment for final working capital. Read more »

Farm environment plan template for Te Waihora catchment

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced its approval of the second farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. Read more »

World’s First carboNZero certified battery released in NZ

Press Release – Enviro-Mark

Internationally recognised carboNZero CertTM product certification backs carbon neutral claims for LEI Electronics Inc.s Eco Alkaline battery Read more »

Meridian beats forecast with 22% drop in FY profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy, which went public in October with a listing of installment receipts, posted a 22 percent decline in full-year profit in a market where retail electricity demand was flat and wholesale prices fell. Read more »

Earthworks winners highlight improvements

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Three new awards for environmentally sensitive earthworks projects in Waikato reflect a need to recognise the improved effort the industry has put into protecting water quality from the effects of sediment. The awards were presented at a ceremony at … Read more »

New monitoring system makes energy generation visible

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Now the public can see just what the Palmerston North City Council owned solar farm is doing every hour, day, week or month through a page on the councils web site. Residents can see how much energy is generated by the 400 solar panels that have … Read more »

Speaker at bioenergy conference on Sweden’s Low Carbon Plan

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the offer of a speaker from Boras in Sweden to be a Keynote Speaker at the conference being held next week in Auckland. Read more »

New Zealand’s largest single solar array goes live

Press Release – Air New Zealand Public Affairs

New Zealands largest single solar array has been switched on today at Air New Zealands Technical Operations base at Auckland Airport. The installation on the roof of one of the airlines hangars comprises 480 solar panels covering an area … Read more »

Five Far North schools win $6190 NRC environmental awards

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Schools around New Zealand are being challenged to convert to solar power for their energy supply to match the efforts of a tiny Northland Regional Council award-winning school in the Far North. We need the sort of innovative approach thats happening … Read more »

NZ exceeds commitment to Pacific renewable energy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today updated Pacific leaders and post Forum dialogue partners on the progress being made to implement renewable energy projects agreed to at the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit. Read more »

Brooklyn Wind Turbine granted resource consent

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy has been granted resource consent to replace the 21-year-old Brooklyn Wind Turbine. Read more »

Six Whangarei schools win $6580 environmental awards

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has begun presenting cheques to the six schools in the Whangarei district which are sharing a $6580 slice of this years Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). Read more »

SolarCity welcomes Greens plan to make schools solar hubs

Press Release – SolarCity

Andrew Booth, CEO of New Zealands leading solar power company SolarCity welcomes the Green Partys policy to help schools go solar. After in depth consultation with schools during 2013, SolarCity launched the Solar Schools initiative, to help … Read more »

Solar in Schools launch – Dr Russel Norman

Speech – Green Party

Congratulations to all of you for Laingholms Green-Gold Enviro school status. No mean feat and clearly the result of a lot of hard work. And big congratulations to Oliver, William, Josh and the rest of the Year 6 kids whove been leading the … Read more »

Green Party launches Solar in Schools policy

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will help schools install solar and save money on their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in schools. The $20 million is expected to: Help around 500 schools install solar over three years Result in 6.7MW of … Read more »

Free solar panels for every New Zealand school

Press Release – Solar Smart Energy

A new energy initiative launched today aims at providing free solar panel systems to every New Zealand school. The solar4schools program, (offered by a consortium of Nelson based businesses including NZ SolarFarms and Glenn Roberts Electrical) … Read more »

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