ASA rejects challenge to Greenpeace’s “solar tax” campaign

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, December 6: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a complaint about Greenpeaces use of the word tax to describe an extra charge for solar power has no grounds to proceed. Read more »

NZ Windfarms looks to maiden dividend

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The revitalised board of struggling electricity producer New Zealand Windfarms is exploring ways to pay a maiden interim dividend in the current financial year, the new chairman Rodger Kerr-Newell told shareholders at the annual … Read more »

Wellington Zoo retains carboNZero certification

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is thrilled to have again achieved carboNZero certification, after becoming the first Zoo in the world to be carboNZero certified in May 2013. Read more »

New Study Proves Wind Tower Works Even With Low Speed Winds

Press Release – Pacific Wind

A new US study has confirmed the efficiency of INVELOX wind technology according to New Zealand energy company Pacific Wind’s generation program manager Reza Sehdehi. Read more »

Solar PV and batteries could save kiwis billions

Press Release – Sustainable Electricity Association NZ

A comprehensive report released today by members of the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) shows New Zealanders could save hundreds of millions of dollars in electricity costs if conditions for high uptake of Solar PV (PV) and batteries … Read more »

NextGen Launches Not-for-Profit Power Company

Press Release – NextGen Energy

Nelson, New Zealand (17 Nov 2016) Nelson-based power retailer NextGen Energy announces it is now open to supply power to homes and businesses across the country, starting in Nelson/Tasman districts ahead of national expansion. The social enterprise … Read more »

UnitedFuture Welcomes Energy Innovation Bill- Dunne

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has welcomed the First Reading of the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. Read more »

Tilt Renewables lifts interim profit 1.7% in first report

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Tilt Renewables, which split from Trustpower last month and operates wind and solar generation facilities, lifted first-half profit 1.7 percent as wind generation improved in both Australia and New Zealand Read more »

Meridian takes windfarm rates dispute to High Court

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy’s dispute with the Wellington City Council over the rates it pays for its windfarms has gone to the High Court, with the electricity generator-retailer seeking a refund of about $1.2 million in what it claims are excess … Read more »

New calculator works out the cost-benefits of solar energy

Press Release – EPECentre

A new calculator developed by New Zealand experts will give people interested in solar electricity a useful estimate about whether solar will be cost-effective for their household. Read more »

Vector’s new EV charger app goes live

Press Release – Vector Limited

The first Electric Vehicle (EV) app to be developed in New Zealand, and available at the Apple Store and Google Play, is now here. Read more »

Electricity from renewables exceeds 80 per cent

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealands share of electricity generated from renewables grew to 83.4 per cent in the June quarter 2016, the latest energy data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows. Read more »

Yealands Wine Group Rolls Out Solar Panel Initiative

Press Release – Yealands

Yealands Wine Group has firmly established itself as a leader in renewable energy with its latest initiative – the largest solar panel installation in the country at its vineyard in Marlborough. Read more »

Tiki Taane and Greenpeace protest “solar tax”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, October 10: New Zealand musician Tiki Taane has just taken 45,000 paper suns to New Zealands electricity watchdog, each with the name of someone who signed a petition demanding the authority support solar energy and prohibit electricity … Read more »

Building a renewable future across the Tasman

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Australias first community-owned wind farm, Hepburn Wind, is partnering with Meridian Energy to manage the maintenance and market services of the wind farm. Read more »

Infratil commits to development of renewables in the U.S.

Press Release – Infratil

Infratil Limited today announced an initial investment in Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC (Longroad), a recently formed renewable energy development and operating vehicle headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Infratil committed to invest in this … Read more »

Mercury to showcase world-leading solar technologies

Press Release – Mercury

Mercury today announced the start of construction of a Research and Development Centre in Auckland to showcase world-leading solar, battery storage and other energy technologies that have the potential to unlock new value and choice for Kiwi consumers and businesses. Read more »

Another renewable energy record broken

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The proportion of renewable energy used in New Zealand continues to reach record levels, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. The finding was released today in the annual Energy in New Zealand report, which highlights key trends in … Read more »

Energy targets signal a fundamental shift

Press Release – Business New Zealand

New Zealand is on the brink of a fundamental shift in how we produce and use energy as the Government looks to set energy targets to shift the economy, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC). Read more »

Using wood fuel is heating up

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

With the continual growth in the use of wood fuel for heating the Bioenergy Association is increasing its support for wood fuelled heat plant operators and maintenance staff, helping plant owners improve the performance of their plant and encourage others … Read more »

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