Three sustainable builds showcased

Press Release – Green Building Council

A central Auckland office building and a Northland kura kaupapa have achieved New Zealand excellence Green Star ratings, and eight Housing New Zealand homes have achieved high Homestar ratings, in time to celebrate World Green Building Week 2016. Read more »

Government challenged to halt closure of small power station

Press Release – Independent Electricity Generators Association

Many small locally-owned power schemes could be forced to close, hitting regions hard, a public meeting in Cromwell was told today. Read more »

Minister more focused on static electricity than changes

Press Release – Green Party

New Zealands smaller hydro and wind electricity generators are being put at risk from changes proposed by the Electricity Authority (EA), while Energy Minister Simon Bridges seems more focused on the static electricity in his office, the Green Party … Read more »

Trustpower fined $390k over misleading broadband offer

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Trustpower Limited has been fined $390,000 in the Auckland District Court after pleading guilty to misleading consumers over the price and terms of its bundled electricity and unlimited data broadband offer. Read more »

Govt Should ‘Scrap Proposed Power Increases’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the government should call a halt now to power pricing proposals that will mean higher bills for hundreds of thousands of Kiwis, both households and businesses. Read more »

Kiwis don’t want cheaper power at others’ expense

Press Release – EMA

“According to a poll commissioned by a group of consumer trusts, businesses, farming, local government and electricity sector participants, the kiwi spirit of giving everyone a fair go is alive and well across the country, with over 50% of Kiwis rejecting … Read more »

Businesses getting smart with smart meters

Press Release – Electricity Authority

For immediate release Media release: Businesses getting smart with smart meters 20 September 2016 Over 70 per cent of New Zealand electricity connections now have smart meters and an increasing number of innovative electricity retailers are relying … 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 »

Vector Network News for the week ending 18/9/16

Press Release – Vector Limited

To celebrate the opening of the largest gathering of electric vehicle enthusiasts in the country, more than 70 electric vehicles were on display at the Museum of Transport and Technology on Sunday 18 September. Vector has installed a standard charger at … Read more »

MEUG welcomes reduced electricity efficiency levy

Press Release – Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users Group (MEUG) welcomes recent changes to energy levies by the Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Simon Bridges, that will result in a reduction of 60 per cent ($7.8 million per annum) to the current electricity levy … Read more »

Getting Charged at MOTAT This Weekend

Press Release – MOTAT

Electric Vehicle (EV) enthusiasts can now charge up at MOTAT while they explore transport technology from the past, present and future. Read more »

Time To Drive Into A Zero Carbon Future – Dunne

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has congratulated Staglands Wildlife Reserve for establishing their own electric car charging station as part of Drive Electric Week. Read more »

Electricity competition means best deal for consumers

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Fierce competition among electricity retailers is resulting in New Zealand having the most innovative sector of its kind in the world, meaning a better deal for consumers, says the Electricity Retailers Association. Read more »

Auckland food warehouse shortlisted for international award

Press Release – Green Building Council

A food warehouse in Mt Wellington, Auckland, has been named a finalist in the 2016 World Green Building Councils Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards. Read more »

What to ask before you sign up with a power company

Press Release – Electricity Authority

With more electricity brands than ever before, there are a lot of different offers out there. How do you know you are getting the best deal? Read more »

Supporting legal challenge to the Electricity Authority

Press Release – Independent Electricity Generators Association

The countrys independent electricity generators have joined business, farming, local government and electricity sector participants who have expressed support for a legal challenge to the Electricity Authority. Trustpower is in the High Court in … Read more »

Electric vehicle ‘opportunity charger’ launched

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 14 September 2016) The Dunedin City Council and Otago Chamber of Commerce have marked International Drive Electric Week by today launching an electric vehicle charger at the Great King Street car park building. Read more »

Flawed electricity plan will hit families and businesses

Press Release – EMANZ

A group of businesses, local government and electricity sector participants has come out in support of a legal challenge to the Electricity Authority, set down for tomorrow. Read more »

Vector Network News for the week ending 11 September 2016

Press Release – Vector Limited

As part of its participation in National Drive Electric week, Vector is installing a standard charger at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) on Sunday 18 September. Read more »

Electric vehicle information campaign launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has launched the Governments electric vehicles information campaign to mark the start of International Drive Electric Week. The international event has started and runs until 18 September. International Drive … Read more »

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