Meridian won’t invest more in Australia if RET scheme goes

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) Meridian Energy wont invest further in Australian renewable energy projects if the Federal governments Renewable Energy Target subsidy scheme is scrapped, says chief executive Mark Binns. Read more »

Meridian 1H earnings beat prospectus, down 6% on last year

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) Newly NZX-listed Meridian Energy beat its prospectus forecast for earnings in the six months to Dec. 31, thanks to high inflows to hydro lakes giving the company a larger than normal share of the generation market during the … Read more »

Green’s Solar Plan just the start

Press Release – Econergy Limited

With the cost of the average power bill skyrocketing, the Greens new Solar Homes policy announcement comes as a breath of fresh air. Under the recent policy announcement, 30,000 homes will get to slash their power bills by installing solar … Read more »

Low cost loans for solar panels is common sense

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand

The Green Party proposal to provide low-cost loans to homeowners for solar panels was welcomed by WWF as a useful contribution to expanding renewable energy in New Zealand. Read more »

Key and Joyce stuck in the dark ages on solar

Press Release – Green Party

Key and Joyce stuck in the dark ages on solar John Key and Steven Joyce are stuck in the dark ages, making ridiculous arguments to try to defend the power of big electricity companies, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. The Greens launched … Read more »

Sustainable Electricity Association Welcomes Solar Policy

Press Release – Sustainable Electricity Association NZ

Auckland, 17 February 2014 Brendan Winitana, Chairman of the Sustainable Electricity Association of New Zealand today welcomed the Green Party solar homes policy that proposes funding residential solar panel installations with low cost Government loans. … Read more »

More Magic Money from the Greens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Green Party’s belief in their ability to make money magically appear seems to have no limits says Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges. “The Greens solar power policy creates low interest loans that make expensive solar power suddenly … Read more »

Green Party launches Solar Homes policy

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party launches Solar Homes policy The Green Party has today launched a new policy to deliver cleaner, cheaper power to New Zealanders. People are paying too much for their power. The Greens are committed to fixing this. What were announcing … Read more »

Initiative on solar power brings NZ in step

Press Release – Solar City

Green Party initiative on solar power brings NZ in step with rest of the world Read more »

Scope for more geothermal use in Bay of Plenty

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Around half of New Zealands geothermal energy use occurs in the Bay of Plenty – but theres scope for much more. Read more »

First NZ-Built ‘Solar Station’ Arrives In Vanuatu

Press Release – SolarCity

This week, SolarCity NZs first containerised Solar Station arrives in Vanuatu, as the first of a series designed to power fresh water production for 11,000 people on the islands. Read more »

Sustainable Housing Development to Include Unison Smart Tech

Press Release – Unison Networks

Unison Group Chief Executive Officer Ken Sutherland with solar panels, which will be fitted to the homes as part of the Companys Interplay research project. Read more »

Partnership builds a better future

Press Release – Hastings District Council

A property development partnership between the Hastings District Council, Horvath Homes and Unison is set to showcase the best in sustainable building practices and infrastructure solutions. Read more »

Workshop to help landowners profit from geothermal energy

Press Release – Grow Rotorua

Our region is fortunate to have geothermal energy at our fingertips. Geothermal has the potential to boost our economy and improve profitability by providing real competitive advantage for existing businesses to expand and for new businesses to locate here. Read more »

Geothermal experts feature in environmental documentary

Press Release – Contact Energy

Local geothermal experts Mike Dunstall, Contact Energy General Manager Geothermal Resources and Development and Greg Bignall, GNS Senior Scientist and Head of Department Geothermal Science, feature in Prime TVs newest documentary, Keeping it Pure, … Read more »

Ways to Minimize Power Grid Disruptions from Wind Power

Press Release – Johns Hopkins University

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. But the researchers didnt just identify … Read more »

Largest solar farm in NZ to be built in Palmerston North

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Largest solar farm in New Zealand to be built in Palmerston North A 100 kilowatt solar PV farm will be installed on the rooftop of Palmerston North City Councils Central Administration Building and the citys Convention Centre. Powersmart NZ … Read more »

Windflow seeks another $4M

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) Profitless wind energy firm Windflow Technology is going back to shareholders for another $4 million as it continues to seek sales in the UK and develops a new version of its pioneering two-bladed wind turbine for lower … Read more »

NZ ETS to restrict Kyoto Protocol units from 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands emissions trading scheme wont be able to trade certain international Kyoto units after 2015, due to the governments decision restricting access to those markets after the stalled climate change negotiations. Read more »

NZ Must Tackle Rising Emissions from Electricity Sector

Press Release – NZ Wind Industry Association

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment[i], New Zealand ranks sixth worst for emissions increases since 1990 among countries who have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more »

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