New calculator works out the cost-benefits of solar energy

Press Release – EPECentre

A new calculator developed by New Zealand experts will give people interested in solar electricity a useful estimate about whether solar will be cost-effective for their household. Read more »

Vector’s new EV charger app goes live

Press Release – Vector Limited

The first Electric Vehicle (EV) app to be developed in New Zealand, and available at the Apple Store and Google Play, is now here. Read more »

Electricity from renewables exceeds 80 per cent

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealands share of electricity generated from renewables grew to 83.4 per cent in the June quarter 2016, the latest energy data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows. Read more »

Yealands Wine Group Rolls Out Solar Panel Initiative

Press Release – Yealands

Yealands Wine Group has firmly established itself as a leader in renewable energy with its latest initiative – the largest solar panel installation in the country at its vineyard in Marlborough. Read more »

Tiki Taane and Greenpeace protest “solar tax”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, October 10: New Zealand musician Tiki Taane has just taken 45,000 paper suns to New Zealands electricity watchdog, each with the name of someone who signed a petition demanding the authority support solar energy and prohibit electricity … Read more »

Building a renewable future across the Tasman

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Australias first community-owned wind farm, Hepburn Wind, is partnering with Meridian Energy to manage the maintenance and market services of the wind farm. Read more »

Infratil commits to development of renewables in the U.S.

Press Release – Infratil

Infratil Limited today announced an initial investment in Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC (Longroad), a recently formed renewable energy development and operating vehicle headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Infratil committed to invest in this … Read more »

Mercury to showcase world-leading solar technologies

Press Release – Mercury

Mercury today announced the start of construction of a Research and Development Centre in Auckland to showcase world-leading solar, battery storage and other energy technologies that have the potential to unlock new value and choice for Kiwi consumers and businesses. Read more »

Another renewable energy record broken

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The proportion of renewable energy used in New Zealand continues to reach record levels, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. The finding was released today in the annual Energy in New Zealand report, which highlights key trends in … Read more »

Energy targets signal a fundamental shift

Press Release – Business New Zealand

New Zealand is on the brink of a fundamental shift in how we produce and use energy as the Government looks to set energy targets to shift the economy, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC). Read more »

Using wood fuel is heating up

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

With the continual growth in the use of wood fuel for heating the Bioenergy Association is increasing its support for wood fuelled heat plant operators and maintenance staff, helping plant owners improve the performance of their plant and encourage others … Read more »

Drilling completed at Te Ahi O Maui

Press Release – Eastland Group

Drilling of the production well and two injection wells has been completed at the Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project, near Kawerau. Read more »

DOC seeks feedback on Waitaha Hydro Scheme

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on a decision to approve in principle an application from Westpower Ltd to construct and operate a hydro electric power scheme on the Waitaha River near Hari Hari on the West Coast of the South Island. … Read more »

China INVELOX Power Plant Big Implications for New Zealand

Press Release – Pacific Wind

Construction of a giant cutting-edge wind generation plant in China has big implications for New Zealand regions searching for affordable power sources according to Pacific Wind generation program manager Reza Sehdehi. Read more »

NZ support for renewable energy in Micronesia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NZ support for renewable energy in Micronesia Prime Minister John Key has announced a new package of support for renewable energy projects in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands and Palau. New Zealand is committed … Read more »

UPDATE: Trustpower shareholders vote for demerger

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower’s shareholders have overwhelmingly voted to carve out its windfarms and renewable development pipeline, splitting the company into two separate businesses that will be listed on the NZX and ASX. Read more »

Free events highlight benefits of sustainable buildings

Press Release – Green Building Council

Green buildings can reduce our emissions, save energy and water, and create more liveable communities and next month Kiwis will discover how, as some of New Zealands most sustainable buildings throw open their doors during World Green Building Week … Read more »

Solarcity appoints Gareth Williams to head energy services

Press Release – SolarCity

Solarcity appoints Gareth Williams to head energy services division and launches utility and grid services Read more »

$5.82m Hamilton cycleway underway

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges Minister of Transport 26 August 2016 Media Statement $5.82m Hamilton cycleway underway Read more »

Electric vehicles likely to supersede light rail

Press Release – Jo Coughlan

Renewed talk about the need for investment in light rail for Wellington comes as a surprise and would cost a huge amount of money and be a white elephant within a very few years, Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan said today. The future is electric … Read more »

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