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 »

NZ welcomes progress on Te Mana o te Ra

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today visited the site of the New Zealand funded Te Mana o te Ra solar array on Rarotonga. When completed the Te Mana o te Ra solar array will generate 5 per cent of Rarotongas electricity needs – providing … Read more »

NZ and EU support renewable energy in Tuvalu

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will continue to support Tuvalus conversion to renewable energy alongside the European Union. Read more »

SolarCity NZ acquires specialist solar installation company

Press Release – SolarCity

To continue the growth of its in-house engineering expertise, SolarCity NZ today announced the acquisition of SmartSparky, a specialist solar design and installation company. Read more »

Renewable energy in the Pacific under EU-NZ Partnership

Press Release – Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

European Commissioner Piebalgs and New Zealand Foreign Minister McCully depart on 23-27 April on a joint mission to the Pacific to see EU-NZ renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Read more »

Govt support welcome, doesn’t go far enough

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement last week by the Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges of three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, but says that these dont go far … Read more »

Kiwi environmental innovation receives international honours

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energys Wairkei bioreactor a Kiwi innovation has been awarded honours at the internationally recognised 2014 IWA Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Awards in Singapore. Jointly developed by Contact and Beca, the bioreactor … Read more »

Smart squeeze on Capital’s emissions

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomes the news today that Wellington City has continued a downward trend in its level of greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade, during a period of overall population and economic growth. Read more »

Latest inventory shows National driving climate change

Press Release – Green Party

New Zealand’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms Nationals policies are driving climate change, the Green Party said today. The annual inventory shows New Zealand’s gross emissions have risen 20 per cent under National and are … Read more »

Crowd-powered Smart Energy Challenge ready to go

Press Release – Wellington City Council

From next week, Wellingtonians can provide online support to help three local smart energy ventures crowdfund their way to reality. The three successful Smart Energy Challenge participants have spent the last five weeks working through an intensive … Read more »

Crowd Powered Smart Energy

Press Release – Generation Zero

An innovation challenge run by Wellington City Council and a number of partners is culminating in the launch of three Smart Energy ventures crowdfunding their way into existence, and they need your support to get there. Read more »

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