Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed the launch of New Zealands first region-wide wood energy heat hub that will help fuel the Southland economy. Read more »

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with ‘green coke’ offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – CarbonScape, which makes “green” coking charcoal, wants to raise as much as $1.5 million from equity crowd funding to commercialise its product for the steel manufacturing market. Read more »

Revolutionary Kiwi company goes to the crowd

Press Release – Carbonscape

A New Zealand company with technology that could slash global greenhouse gas emissions is inviting the public to invest. Marlborough-based CarbonScape is the latest company to raise capital through the new crowd-funding platform Snowball Effect, to build … Read more »

NZ can be world leader in biology-based clean technology

Press Release – University of Auckland Read more »

Blackout 2030: What will be different?

Press Release – University of Auckland

By 2030 consumers may have more control and ability to manage their power during a blackout but the downside is that householders are also going to have to be more knowledgeable about how electricity systems work. Read more »

Creating low-cost solar energy

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers are part of a worldwide effort to design cheaper and more efficient solar energy materials. Work by PhD student Alex Barker, under the supervision of Dr Justin Hodgkiss, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical … Read more »

Energy Quarterly: Renewable Electricity Generation Rising

Press Release – MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the June quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

New Zealanders warming to solar power

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

A just-released report released shows more and more New Zealanders, fed up with their power providers, are turning to solar energy. Dr Rebecca Ford, a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellingtons School of Engineering and Computer Science, is the lead … Read more »

NZ Clean-Tech Company Starring on the Global Stage

Press Release – Greenlane Biogas

New Zealand clean-tech company, Greenlane Biogas Technologies, is again starring on the global biogas stage with the commissioning of the worlds biggest biomethane production plant in Montreal, Canada. The total value of the project is estimated … Read more »

Infratil sells Australian energy assets for A$605 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil, the infrastructure investor, has sold its Australian energy assets to Snowy Hydro for A$605 million, plus an adjustment for final working capital. Read more »

Farm environment plan template for Te Waihora catchment

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced its approval of the second farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. Read more »

World’s First carboNZero certified battery released in NZ

Press Release – Enviro-Mark

Internationally recognised carboNZero CertTM product certification backs carbon neutral claims for LEI Electronics Inc.s Eco Alkaline battery Read more »

Meridian beats forecast with 22% drop in FY profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy, which went public in October with a listing of installment receipts, posted a 22 percent decline in full-year profit in a market where retail electricity demand was flat and wholesale prices fell. Read more »

Earthworks winners highlight improvements

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Three new awards for environmentally sensitive earthworks projects in Waikato reflect a need to recognise the improved effort the industry has put into protecting water quality from the effects of sediment. The awards were presented at a ceremony at … Read more »

New monitoring system makes energy generation visible

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Now the public can see just what the Palmerston North City Council owned solar farm is doing every hour, day, week or month through a page on the councils web site. Residents can see how much energy is generated by the 400 solar panels that have … Read more »

Speaker at bioenergy conference on Sweden’s Low Carbon Plan

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the offer of a speaker from Boras in Sweden to be a Keynote Speaker at the conference being held next week in Auckland. Read more »

New Zealand’s largest single solar array goes live

Press Release – Air New Zealand Public Affairs

New Zealands largest single solar array has been switched on today at Air New Zealands Technical Operations base at Auckland Airport. The installation on the roof of one of the airlines hangars comprises 480 solar panels covering an area … Read more »

Five Far North schools win $6190 NRC environmental awards

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Schools around New Zealand are being challenged to convert to solar power for their energy supply to match the efforts of a tiny Northland Regional Council award-winning school in the Far North. We need the sort of innovative approach thats happening … Read more »

NZ exceeds commitment to Pacific renewable energy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today updated Pacific leaders and post Forum dialogue partners on the progress being made to implement renewable energy projects agreed to at the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit. Read more »

Brooklyn Wind Turbine granted resource consent

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy has been granted resource consent to replace the 21-year-old Brooklyn Wind Turbine. Read more »

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