Energy Quarterly: Oil production, exports return to trend

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the March quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. The report contains the Ministrys latest data and analysis of energy supply and demand. Read more »

Dirty Diesel Buses are the Problem for Wgtn not the Trolleys

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

The problem with the Wellington bus fleet are the hundreds of old, dirty, polluting diesel buses, not the clean trolley buses, Wellington Regional Councillors Sue Kedgley and Paul Bruce said today. Read more »

NZ to invest $1.25 million into tourism and energy in Niue

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1.25 million to support tourism and renewable energy in Niue. Tourism is the primary driver of economic development in Niue, creating jobs for locals, growing business and pumping … Read more »

Wood fuel becomes a mainstream energy winner

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The announcement by Simon Bridges, the Minister of Energy and Resources that a flower nursery, K&L Nurseries, using wood fuel to produce heat for its operations is a Supreme Award Winner shows that wood has become a mainstream energy source., … Read more »

Christchurch Energy Champions ‘Making a Positive Difference’

Press Release – EECA Awards

Two winners have been honoured in the Christchurch Energy Champion Award – Community Energy Action for its work ensuring energy-efficient home repairs; and Tait Communications, for its sustainable business campus plan. Read more »

Super-Efficient Buildings Lauded in EECA Awards

Press Release – EECA Awards

Two vastly different buildings, in Wellington and Northland, have won trophies for exceptional energy performance at the 2014 EECA Awards. Read more »

Tokelau Scoops Major Award for World-Beating Solar Energy

Press Release – EECA Awards

The Pacific territory of Tokelau was tonight named winner (subs: 28 May) of the 2014 EECA Renewable Energy Award for its switch from diesel-generated electricity to clean, renewable solar energy. Read more »

Bioenergy Trailblazer K&L Nurseries Wins 2014 Supreme Award

Press Release – EECA Awards

A family-run flower growing operation in Christchurch has won top honours in the 2014 EECA Awards, for a New Zealand-first bioenergy project. Read more »

Minister congratulates EECA Awards winners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges tonight congratulated the winners and finalists in the 2014 EECA Awards. The line-up of exciting projects at the EECA Awards tonight demonstrates that New Zealand businesses and community organisations … Read more »

Energy Mad shares drop to four-month low on widening FY loss

Article – BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Energy Mad were the biggest decliner on the stock exchange today after the energy efficient light bulb marketer more than doubled its full year loss and signalled it may lose access to $7.7 million of tax losses. Read more »

Trustpower expects A$20M NPAT uplift from Aussie wind farm

Article – BusinessDesk

May 16 (BusinessDesk) Trustpower is expecting an after-tax uplift in earnings of A$19.9 million within two years from stage two of its South Australian Snowtown wind project. Read more »

Meridian sells US solar plant for undisclosed sum

Article – BusinessDesk

May 16 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy, the countrys largest listed power company, sold its Californian solar plant for an undisclosed sum, wrapping up its exit from the US energy market. Read more »

Budget Response from Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to todays Budget, Nathan Argent, Greenpeaces chief policy advisor, said: This Budget shows a deficit of ambition. There is nothing in here to back our potentially world-leading clean energy sector, which could provide tens of thousands … Read more »

Wind power generation system could be built into cities

Press Release – Pacific Wind

A NEW wind power generation system is so safe it can be built alongside existing city buildings, reducing power transportation costs, according to the concept developer. Read more »

Govt support for greater use of wood fuel to replace coal

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The announcement by Simon Bridges, the Minister of Energy and Resources that the Government will contribute $1.5 million to improving the supply and use of wood fuel in Southland is a good signal that the Government is recognising the employment, … Read more »

Internet Party Promises Smart Future for Environment

Press Release – Internet Party

Meeting all of New Zealands future electricity needs using 100% renewable sources isnt a pipedream, it could happen in the next decade if we act now, says the Internet Party. In its draft environment policy, released today, the Internet Party has set … Read more »

Intelligent Solar Roof puts an end to power bills

Press Release – SolarCity

The countrys first Zero Energy House has used solar to generate double the electricity it needed over a year, earning the owners a net income for electricity bills. In 2012, SolarCity supplied the homes owners Joanna Woods and Shay Brazier with an … Read more »

Air New Zealand to install New Zealand’s largest solar array

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand will install the largest single solar array in New Zealand at its Auckland Technical Operations base later this month. The photovoltaic array will consist of 480 solar panels on the roof of one of the airlines hangars covering … Read more »

Generation Zero lays down election challenge in new report

Press Release – Generation Zero

Youth organisation Generation Zero has released a report today calling for political parties to show leadership on climate change by committing to develop and implement a plan that will see New Zealand phase out fossil fuels for all energy and transport … Read more »

May/June issue: NZ Emmission Profile Infographic

Press Release – New Zealand Geographic

Drawing on new data from the Ministry for the Environment’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory published in April, New Zealand Geographic magazine has produced the first comprehensive infographic illustrating New Zealand’s emissions, from fuel source to greenhouse … Read more »

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