Trustpower Cements Kiwi Place in Australian Wind Energy

Press Release – TrustPower

Tauranga based Trustpower, New Zealand fifth largest electricity retailer and generator, is celebrating the completion of its largest single asset, the Snowtown Wind Farm in South Australia. Read more »

Victoria University leads charge to fossil fuel divestment

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa congratulates Victoria University on its decision to become the first university in New Zealand to divest from fossil fuels. This is a major milestone for the institution and demonstrates true leadership of New Zealand universities … Read more »

Trustpower posts 16% gain in 1H profit, eyes Aust renewables

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower, the energy company controlled by Infratil, posted a 16 percent gain in first-half profit after lifting retail electricity sales and said it is seeking more wind farm opportunities in Australia. Read more »

Contact’s big solar buy-back drop bad news

Press Release – Green Party

Contact’s big solar buy-back drop bad news for Kiwis with solar The Green Party are calling for a law change to establish an independent umpire to set fair and reasonable buy-back rates after Contact Energy announced, from today, new small scale solar … Read more »

Tararua Wind Farm – world record turbine output

Press Release – TrustPower

Two of the thirty one Vestas V90 wind turbines operating at Trustpowers Tararua wind farm have set a world record for their total output, producing 100,000,000 KWh of electricity. These turbines are less than halfway through their design life. Read more »

Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed the launch of New Zealands first region-wide wood energy heat hub that will help fuel the Southland economy. Read more »

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with ‘green coke’ offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – CarbonScape, which makes “green” coking charcoal, wants to raise as much as $1.5 million from equity crowd funding to commercialise its product for the steel manufacturing market. Read more »

Revolutionary Kiwi company goes to the crowd

Press Release – Carbonscape

A New Zealand company with technology that could slash global greenhouse gas emissions is inviting the public to invest. Marlborough-based CarbonScape is the latest company to raise capital through the new crowd-funding platform Snowball Effect, to build … Read more »

NZ can be world leader in biology-based clean technology

Press Release – University of Auckland Read more »

Blackout 2030: What will be different?

Press Release – University of Auckland

By 2030 consumers may have more control and ability to manage their power during a blackout but the downside is that householders are also going to have to be more knowledgeable about how electricity systems work. Read more »

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 »

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