Green Party launches Solar in Schools policy

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will help schools install solar and save money on their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in schools. The $20 million is expected to: Help around 500 schools install solar over three years Result in 6.7MW of … Read more »

Free solar panels for every New Zealand school

Press Release – Solar Smart Energy

A new energy initiative launched today aims at providing free solar panel systems to every New Zealand school. The solar4schools program, (offered by a consortium of Nelson based businesses including NZ SolarFarms and Glenn Roberts Electrical) … Read more »

Bioenergy Association welcomes Auckland Low Carbon Plan

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the Auckland Councils release of its Energy Resilience and Low Carbon Action Plan, saying it will help create green jobs and foster economic growth as well as protect the climate. Read more »

Soaking up the sun

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Soaking up the sun When it comes to solar power, its a case of the more blue the better according to Victoria University of Wellington researcher Dr Jonathan Halpert. Dr Halpert, a lecturer in Victorias School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and … Read more »

Trustpower buys Aust’s Green State Power assets for A$72.2M

Article – BusinessDesk

June 24 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower, the electricity company controlled by Infratil, agreed to pay A$72.2 million for hydro power stations and wind farm assets of Green State Power from the government of the Australian state of New South Wales. Read more »

Energy Quarterly: Oil production, exports return to trend

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the March quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. The report contains the Ministrys latest data and analysis of energy supply and demand. Read more »

Dirty Diesel Buses are the Problem for Wgtn not the Trolleys

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

The problem with the Wellington bus fleet are the hundreds of old, dirty, polluting diesel buses, not the clean trolley buses, Wellington Regional Councillors Sue Kedgley and Paul Bruce said today. Read more »

NZ to invest $1.25 million into tourism and energy in Niue

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1.25 million to support tourism and renewable energy in Niue. Tourism is the primary driver of economic development in Niue, creating jobs for locals, growing business and pumping … Read more »

Wood fuel becomes a mainstream energy winner

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The announcement by Simon Bridges, the Minister of Energy and Resources that a flower nursery, K&L Nurseries, using wood fuel to produce heat for its operations is a Supreme Award Winner shows that wood has become a mainstream energy source., … Read more »

Christchurch Energy Champions ‘Making a Positive Difference’

Press Release – EECA Awards

Two winners have been honoured in the Christchurch Energy Champion Award – Community Energy Action for its work ensuring energy-efficient home repairs; and Tait Communications, for its sustainable business campus plan. Read more »

Super-Efficient Buildings Lauded in EECA Awards

Press Release – EECA Awards

Two vastly different buildings, in Wellington and Northland, have won trophies for exceptional energy performance at the 2014 EECA Awards. Read more »

Tokelau Scoops Major Award for World-Beating Solar Energy

Press Release – EECA Awards

The Pacific territory of Tokelau was tonight named winner (subs: 28 May) of the 2014 EECA Renewable Energy Award for its switch from diesel-generated electricity to clean, renewable solar energy. Read more »

Bioenergy Trailblazer K&L Nurseries Wins 2014 Supreme Award

Press Release – EECA Awards

A family-run flower growing operation in Christchurch has won top honours in the 2014 EECA Awards, for a New Zealand-first bioenergy project. Read more »

Minister congratulates EECA Awards winners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges tonight congratulated the winners and finalists in the 2014 EECA Awards. The line-up of exciting projects at the EECA Awards tonight demonstrates that New Zealand businesses and community organisations … Read more »

Energy Mad shares drop to four-month low on widening FY loss

Article – BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Energy Mad were the biggest decliner on the stock exchange today after the energy efficient light bulb marketer more than doubled its full year loss and signalled it may lose access to $7.7 million of tax losses. Read more »

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 »

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