Coordination could speed up addressing climate change

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says that coordination of effort across all of the sectors could speed up New Zealands ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to new business opportunities. Read more »

Air Force Aviation Medicine Unit Opened

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A new, energy-efficient Aviation Medicine Unit (AMU) at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland was officially opened today by Minister of Defence Mark Mitchell. Read more »

Lightning Lab Electric is set to innovate the energy sector

Press Release – Lightning Lab

The Lightning Lab Electric accelerator, starting on June 12, may transform the energy sector as we know it in New Zealand. Read more »

Wellington’s first 10 Home Star Design rated house

Press Release – Green Building Council

Is this the best house in the North Island? Eco Green Homes Ltd latest design has achieved an independently verified 10-star Home Star Design rating and a 5 star Lifemark rating, the highest design rating in the North Island. Read more »

Trump can’t kill Paris Climate Agreement

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, June 2: Greenpeace New Zealand has labeled Trump morally bankrupt over his decision abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, and is calling on Prime Minister Bill English to stand with other world leaders and speak out against the move. Read more »

We’re on an e-mission to reduce emissions

Press Release – iGenerate

New Zealand is going to spend a billion dollars a year so other countries can cut their emissions to meet the goals weve agreed to. And if thats not strange enough, carbon emissions in New Zealand are a staggering 24% higher than they were … Read more »

1970s office block in Wellington is now energy-smart

Press Release – Green Building Council

Once outdated the 46 year old Aorangi House in central Wellington has achieved a market-leading NABERSNZ base building rating demonstrating an energy performance over 50 percent better than an average New Zealand office. Read more »

Kiwi Hospitality Professional Returns “Home”

Press Release – Camp Glenorchy

GLENORCHY, NEW ZEALAND, 25 May 2017 – A Kiwi hospitality professional who has spent the last two decades running international resorts and eco lodges has returned to New Zealand to manage the countrys first Net Zero energy accommodations. Read more »

More renewable electricity generation used

Press Release – Electricity Authority

In the first four months of 2017 New Zealand used less thermal and more renewable electricity generation than the average for the previous six years, says Electricity Authority Chief Executive Carl Hansen Read more »

Government ignores opportunities to avoid squandering $14b

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its disappointed the Government is not recognising that by investment in bioenergy and other renewable energy opportunities within New Zealand that it can avoid squandering $14billion to overseas countries to meet our … Read more »

Infratil flush with investment options

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Listed infrastructure investor Infratil is option rich in ways to spend its money after overhauling its portfolio and says US renewable energy projects show a lot of promise. Read more »

Alpine Fault is hot, hot, hot

Article – Science Media Centre

Drilling into the Alpine Fault to measure the conditions of the fault and monitor what happens before a major earthquake, a team of New Zealand and international scientists found extremely hot water just a couple of hundred metres down. Read more »

Minister, show us your panels

Press Release – iGenerate

The government is to build 34,000 new homes in Auckland to help with the housing shortage but will they include solar panels to deliver cost effective electricity to the homes? Read more »

Infratil annual earnings pip past guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

May 18 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil beat annual earnings guidance after its recently demerged hydro and wind energy investments – Trustpower and Tilt Renewables – got a late tailwind from mother nature. Read more »

Mevo Car Share on track for 50+ EV fleet in Wellington

Press Release – Mevo

Following the successful launch of Mevo, New Zealand’s first electric hybrid car-share in December of 2016, the company is expanding its network of Audi A3 e-trons to six and adding an additional pick-up zone (known as a Mevo Pod) at Queens Wharf thanks … Read more »

Vector starts roll-out of new AI software to manage network

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Vector is starting a full roll-out of software that draws on artificial intelligence and machine-to-machine connectivity to manage its network with less intervention by people in what the power and telecommunications lines company … Read more »

Wind and geothermal emerge as significant sources of energy

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Strong growth in wind and geothermal electricity generation has led to significant economic impacts, according to a Stats NZ report published today. Read more »

Concept report on solar “out of step” with growing consensus

Press Release – SolarCity

28 March, 2017 – Auckland. A third New Zealand energy report critical of solar is yet again out of step with international consensus and analysis, says the CEO of the countrys leading solar energy services company. Read more »

Report highlights problems but lacks vision

Press Release – Sustainable Electricity Association NZ

SEANZ (Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand) supports the findings of a report released today that electricity pricing structures need to change but is disappointed with the proposed solutions which will only entrench the stranglehold … Read more »

Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35%

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

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