Electric cars make more sense that solar power in NZ: study

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Electric vehicles are far more useful to New Zealand for reducing carbon emissions than rooftop solar power, says a new study by energy industry consultants Concept. Read more »

Switch on your social power and shine a light on power price

Press Release – SolarCity

A social media campaign to expose increasing electricity costs and unfair pricing for Kiwi families is being launched today, just as power companies announce electricity prices are going up again from April 1. Kiwis pride themselves on fairness and … Read more »

Government still funding oil industry and ignoring renewable

Press Release – Green Party

Government still funding oil industry and ignoring renewables The Green Party can reveal the Government is continuing to pour public money into subsidies for the oil and gas industry and ignore clean energy investment, on the eve of a major government-sponsored … Read more »

Renewable electricity generation reaches new high

Press Release – MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments (MBIE) latest Energy Quarterly shows the share of renewable electricity generation continues to climb, reaching a 20 year high in 2015. Read more »

NZ Parliament Engages on Sustainable Development

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

NZ Parliament Engages on Sustainable Development Member of Parliament Jonathan Young is in London this week to take part in the International Parliamentary Conference on Sustainability, Energy and Development. The conference hosted by the United Kingdom … Read more »

Survey shows resilience key to our energy future

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The newly released World Energy Issues Monitor, the World Energy Councils annual survey for New Zealand, shows the issues keeping New Zealand energy executives awake at night reflect rapidly changing energy needs and the challenge of achieving a more … Read more »

Air NZ and Virgin Australia launch search for biofuel opps

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia today announced a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel Read more »

Welcoming the widening of renewable energy targets

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association today welcomed the announcement by Minister Bridges that he will be widening the Governments energy targets from just electricity to include heat and transport energy which together provide 75% of our consumer energy demand. Read more »

New Zealand carbon market hotting up

Press Release – Carbon News

New Zealands carbon market is on the move, breaking the $10 barrier today, says Carbon News, the countrys specialist daily carbon market publication. Todays sale of 15,000 spot NZUs (the domestic carbon unit) at $10 is a milestone, said … Read more »

Energy Minister Bridges develops new national energy targets

Article – BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) – Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges said hes keen to develop new national targets to improve the countrys progress on energy efficiency. Read more »

NZd’s renewable advantage – moving beyond electricity

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Its a pleasure to be at Downstream 2016 this morning. Read more »

Alpine Energy gains deeper insight into retailer billing

Press Release – Alpine Energy

Wellington, 2 March 2016 – Axos Systems is in the final stages of implementing Axos Billing, a cloud-based solution, for Alpine Energy to improve the transparency and accuracy of retailer billing and allow the network company to respond faster to market … Read more »

Solar power now part of the mix for consumers: CEOs

Article – BusinessDesk

Solar power is now part of the mix for consumers but less so than in Australia, utility CEOs say Read more »

Bike 2050’s Get Active month is upon us!

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

February is here, which means New Zealand’s biggest cycling month has officially arrived. Are you up to speed with what’s happening? Throughout the month there will be a number of hosted events, competitions (with some seriously cool prizes ) and … Read more »

User friendly information key to business and tourism growth

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

User friendly information key to business and tourism growth in the regions Pedal power is increasingly becoming part of the Kiwi holiday experience, to the advantage of regional businesses around the New Zealand Cycle Trails. Theyre booming after … Read more »

Generation Zero statement on Unitary Plan

Press Release – Generation Zero

Today Generation Zero spokesperson Dr Sudhvir Singh will speak at the Auckland Councils extraordinary governing body meeting on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. He will make the following comments. Read more »

Nation’s first affordable energy storage service

Press Release – SolarCity

A smart new energy service, offering affordable solar battery storage for home solar for the first time in New Zealand, is being launched today. Read more »

Contact sells Otahuhu power station land

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact sells Otahuhu power station land Contact Energy Limited (Contact) today announced that it has sold the Otahuhu power station land to Auckland developer Stonehill Property Trust, an entity of Euroclass Design and Build for NZ$30 million. Under … Read more »

New eco-friendly power options for New Zealanders

Press Release – Panasonic

New eco-friendly power options for New Zealanders as Panasonic launches lithium-ion home storage battery system The Panasonic Home Storage Battery System will allow users to store energy generated by solar panels for later use, even after the sun … Read more »

ETS Review modelling documents released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) review, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

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