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EnergyMate Supporting 800 Households In Energy Hardship

Press Release – ERANZ

Electricity retailers, lines companies, and community budgeting services have partnered to deliver an expanded pilot for EnergyMate, a free in-home energy coaching service for Kiwis at risk of energy hardship, Electricity Retailers Association Acting … Read more »

Labour’s “Clean Energy Policy” Promotes Predatory Investment

Opinion – Molly Melhuish

Labours Clean Energy Policy is a triumph of corporate energys predatory investment at the expense of energy efficiency and local energy. A $4 billion dam in Central Otago is to provide jobs for the boys, while funding for warm homes is … Read more »

MBIE Funds $13m UC Research To Future-proof NZ Electrical Grid

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Engineering Professor Neville Watson is leading a seven-year project to ensure modern renewable energy can be integrated into the countrys century-old electrical grid to future-proof the power supply and benefit every New … Read more »

Wealthy Electric Car Owners Do Not Deserve Special Privileges

Article – The Dog and Lemon Guide

Wealthy electric car drivers do not deserve special privileges on our roads, says the car review website . Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who has studied electric cars for over a decade, says: The National party wants to allow electric … Read more »

National Investing In Zero-emissions Transport Future

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

A National Government will make Electric Vehicles (EVs) cheaper and reduce our transport emissions through a smart and ambitious electric vehicle plan. Leader of the National Party Judith Collins announced the policy in Auckland today, alongside Nationals … Read more »

Hawke’s Bay Airport Solar Farm Technical Experts Confirmed

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Airport

Leading renewable energy provider Vector Powersmart has been confirmed as the technical partner for the next stage Hawkes Bay Airports ambitious 10MW commercial solar farm project. Hawkes Bay Airport Limited chief executive Stuart Ainslie today … Read more »

Clutha Upper Waitaki Lines Project Put On The Fast Track

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A project to boost New Zealands drive to be 100 per cent renewable in electricity, improve the national electricity grids resilience and provide valuable jobs in Central Otago has been approved for fast-track consideration of their application. … Read more »

100% Renewable Electricity Generation By 2030

Forecast – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will bring forward the target of 100 percent renewable electricity generation five years to 2030 with a review at the 2025 emissions budget $70m to accelerate a potential dry year storage solution, such as pumped hydro at Lake Onslow Accelerate … Read more »

ActionStation Joins Call Against Planned Income Support Cuts

Press Release – ActionStation

ActionStation has joined Child Poverty Action Group and Auckland Action Against Poverty in urging the government to extend the Winter Energy Payment period beyond the planned end date of October 1. This year Winter Energy Payments for all beneficiaries … Read more »

Empowering Consumers By Raising Awareness Of Utilities Disputes And Powerswitch

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority is amending the Electricity Industry Participation Code (Code) to raise consumer awareness of Utilities Disputes and Powerswitch. We know many consumers are not aware of Powerswitch or Utilities Disputes services. This … Read more »

100% Renewable Energy Goals Within Reach For New Zealand Businesses

Press Release – NZECS

New Zealand companies aiming for 100% renewable energy can now use energy certificates to achieve their ambitions. The global RE100 initiative now recognises the New Zealand Energy Certificate System (NZECS), meaning that New Zealand businesses can purchase … Read more »

2 In 3 Kiwis Will Consider Buying An EV

Press Release – Trademe

Sixty-seven per cent of Kiwis would consider an electric vehicle (EV) for their next car, according to Trade Mes annual EV survey. Trade Mes Head of Motors Alan Clark said almost 3,000 New Zealanders took part in the survey which looked … Read more »

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