Snowtown sale likely to fund more Aussie Trustpower projects

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil expects its 68 percent-owned utility Trustpower to sell down its stake in the now completed Snowtown wind power project in South Australia to fund other emerging renewable energy opportunities in Australia, said … Read more »

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy

Press Release – Organic NZ

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy New Zealanders can take heart that it is now confirmed that regional councils have the right to make planning decisions about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their regions. Environment … Read more »

Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre to be powered by the sun

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre to be powered by the sun Glen Innes residents can now enjoy creating masterpieces in a community space powered by the sun, after solarcity, New Zealands leading solar power company today flicked the switch to turn on one … Read more »

NZ Climate Change Documentary “HOT AIR” Now Free On Youtube

Press Release – Alister Barry

“HOT AIR – Climate Change Politics In NZ” – the award-winning feature length documentary which reveals how big business stopped NZ Government action on climate change – is being launched for on-demand free viewing today. Read more »

Solar to get NZ back into the clean energy race

Press Release – SolarCity

Figures released this month by the government showed that New Zealand’s net emissions of greenhouse gases climbed 42 percent between 1990 and 2013, driven by a rise of almost a third from the energy sector1. While the nations greenhouse gas emissions … Read more »

CPS Solar Partners with Schneider Electric

Press Release – CPS Solar

In a move that endorses them as a premium solar product provider, CPS Solar have been named as the exclusive supplier and installer of Schneider Electric Solar Inverters in the Canterbury region, and an authorised supplier and installer throughout the … Read more »

Minister impressed by Southland’s efficiency initiatives

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister impressed by Southlands efficiency initiatives Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says Southland is fast becoming a hub for the nations energy efficiency activities and he believes this can play a vital role in growing Southlands … Read more »

CHCH’s Church Square achieves 9 Homestar Design rating

Press Release – Green Building Council

Christchurch will soon boast one of New Zealands most sustainable homes, with a house under construction in Addington achieving 9 out of 10 under the Homestar rating system. This is the highest Homestar rating awarded to date. Read more »

Council Joins Global Movement

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa congratulates the Dunedin City Council for their vote to divest from fossil fuels yesterday. The divestment comes as part of the Councils ethical investment policy, that now excludes fossil fuel extraction, as well as tobacco, munitions, … Read more »

Mighty River Power Quarterly Operational Update

Press Release – Mighty River Power

During the quarter ended 31 March 2015, FY2017 ASX futures prices were up $6/MWh reflecting balance between supply and demand from an energy perspective. Electricity demand increased against the prior comparable period (pcp) for the third consecutive … Read more »

June/July finish for Kotuku detention dam

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Construction of a massive stormwater detention dam designed to better protect central Whangarei from damaging floods is edging ever closer to completion in a single season. Read more »

NZ’s Renewable Advantage, WCG Opening Address

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning and welcome to the World Geothermal Congress. It is a real pleasure to be here and Im sure that, like me, you are all looking forward to a fascinating few days. Read more »

Minister to promote NZ’s renewable advantage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges will be promoting New Zealands world-leading renewable energy expertise at an international conference in Melbourne this week. Read more »

Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today led a coalition of governments calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. New Zealand, along with Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, … Read more »

Solarcity And Infratec Renewables Win Government Contract

Press Release – SolarCity

Solarcity And Infratec Renewables Win Government Contract to Build Solar Array to Help Power Tuvalu Read more »

Zero cost solar locks in certainty to beat power prices

Press Release – SolarCity

solarcity this week launched its solarZero service in Christchurch. Michael Peterson from St Albans will be the first person in the South Island to install solar panels on his home for free, and pay for the for the power they generate, not for the panels. … Read more »

How Renovating with Solar can Save You Money

Press Release – SolarCity

As property prices continue to increase, more homeowners are choosing to renovate and experts say if they include solar in their plans, they should be able to save thousands. Read more »

Record Renewables in 2014

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the December quarter 2014 edition of the NZ Energy Quarterly. This publication showed that renewable electricity generation contributed almost 80% of New Zealands electricity during … Read more »

Significant rise in renewable electricity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says new figures showing renewable energy contributed almost 80 percent of New Zealands electricity generation last year are very encouraging. At 79.9 percent, the share of renewable electricity generation … Read more »

Renewables growth behind closure of Southdown station

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today confirmed that its gas-fired Southdown power station will close at the end of the year in response to significant growth in renewable generation in New Zealand. Chief Executive Fraser Whineray said the 140MW Southdown station … Read more »

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