NZ Windfarms to buy Te Rere Hau wind farm from Powerco

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) – NZ Windfarms plans to buy the Te Rere Hau wind farm near Palmerston North that it has leased from lines company Powerco for almost a decade for $17.3 million. Read more »

Low Carbon Challenge Official Launch – Wellington, Tues 1/8

Press Release – ENSPIRAL

Applications are now open for this years challenge which will support 6 teams to grow their low carbon project or business. Read more »

NZ Sharing Energy Expertise Around the Globe

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says New Zealands renewable energy expertise are in demand worldwide as our Development Programme continues to help Pacific Island nations achieve renewable energy targets. Read more »

Electricity retailers seek ‘ring-fencing’ of competition

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Electricity retailers are urging regulators to ‘ring-fence’ solar, battery and other emerging technology businesses being pursued by monopoly electricity network owners to allow competition in new electricity services to flourish. Read more »

‘Generation 2’ battery strengthens grid

Press Release – Panasonic

Auckland, 3 July, 2017 – A new energy storage device that gives Kiwi homeowners greater control over their power use has been launched today by Panasonic and solarcity. Read more »

Energy End Use Database updated

Press Release – EECA

If you want to know how much diesel was used by in mining, or how much greenhouse gas was generated by space heating, you can now find the latest data online. Read more »

Govt now needs to focus on its Energy Efficiency Strategy

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its pleased the Governments refresh of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) focuses on the heat and transport opportunities available across New Zealand as implementing these will … Read more »

New Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Judith Collins Minister of Energy and Resources 27 June 2017 New Energy and Efficiency Conservation Strategy released Read more »

NRC chairman welcomes Golden Bay funding announcement

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council Chairman Bill Shepherd welcomes the $13.5M investment in local Golden Bay Cement works announced by the Environment Minister today. Read more »

Electricity sector failing New Zealanders says Solarcity CEO

Press Release – SolarCity

Auckland, 19 June, 2017 – The government needs to change the way the electricity sector operates so it encourages clean energy technologies, says the CEO of New Zealands leading solar energy services, Solarcity. Today the High Court released a decision … Read more »

Q+A: Minister Judith Collins interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

1-4% chance of power rationing Minister Judith Collins Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins told Q+A theres a 1-4% chance that people will be asked to make some voluntary reductions in electricity usage. Judith Collins was speaking … Read more »

Our Climate Declaration Lanch

Press Release – Climate Declaration

People from around the country, weary with waiting for the Government to take the necessary action to address climate change, have decided to take matters into their own hands. Read more »

Otago home heating survey will inform new air strategy

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Findings from a survey of Otago people about their home heating attitudes and preferences will be incorporated into a strategy being developed by the Otago Regional Council to address air quality issues in the region. Read more »

Dairy gears up to lower greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Dairy NZ

Modern, science-based farming is the way to achieve a future for New Zealand where dairy farming has a lower environmental footprint, says DairyNZs chief executive, Dr Tim Mackle. Read more »

Super green home targets top tier of rating systems

Press Release – Green Building Council

A four bedroom rammed earth house under construction in Beachlands, Auckland aims to show that it is possible for green homes to achieve top marks under three different rating systems in New Zealand: Homestar, Passivhaus and Living Building Challenge. Read more »

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 »

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