solarcity named as world changing Kiwi innovation finalists

Press Release – SolarCity

8 September 2017 – solarcity has been named as a finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards for its solarZero energy service. Read more »

Transpower Releases Research on Battery Storage

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today released research into how battery storage could provide value for New Zealands power system. Batteries provide the greatest potential at residential, commercial and industrial sites although benefits vary depending on where they are … Read more »

Enhanced 24/7 Hazards monitoring announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Work has begun on the improvements to New Zealands geological hazards monitoring as announced in Budget 2017, Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have announced today. Read more »

Poor New Zealanders forced to keep their heater turned off

Press Release – Green Party

Low-income New Zealanders are struggling to keep warm this winter, the Green Party said today. A new report by Statistics New Zealand revealed that around one in three New Zealand households are experiencing some form of energy hardship. Its disgraceful … Read more »

Commerce Commission Proposes Tighter Power Requirements

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its draft decision to improve the rules governing related party transactions for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. Read more »

Infratil Market Update

Press Release – Infratil

The Infratil Market Update provides information on the circumstances of its businesses. Renewable energy in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, retirement living, data centres, student accommodation, public transport, specialist property development, and Wellington … Read more »

Super Fund Shift Signals Growing Market Focus On Climate Cha

Press Release – Transtasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – The NZ Superannuation Funds shift from carbon emissions intensive investments is a further sign long-term investors are putting more and more emphasis on weighing up climate change risk. Read more »

New Zealand First Policy on Power Companies

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 23 AUGUST 2017 Read more »

UPDATE: Genesis Energy rebrands

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy has quietly launched a new brand identity at the same time as it released today’s earnings results for the year to June 30 as the country’s largest electricity provider by customer numbers seeks to enable … Read more »

New regulations for fuel specifications

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New regulations for New Zealands fuel specifications will support the growth of lower-emission fuels that are better for people, the environment and cars, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today. Read more »

EDS Climate Change & Business Summit: 10-11 October

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The world is changing fast. Technological advancements, political upheavals, and ecological deterioration are causing massive disruption to business as usual. An economic revolution is underway. And underpinning it all is climate change. Read more »

James Tipping Named Young Energy Professional of the Year

Press Release – Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

Trustpowers James Tipping named NZs Young Energy Professional of the Year Trustpowers Tauranga-based Manager of Strategy and Regulation, Dr James Tipping, has been announced the Young Energy Professional of the Year at the 2017 Deloitte … Read more »

Vector’s Australasian first in salt plant energy solution

Press Release – Vector

Vector creates Australasian first in salt plant energy solution An Australasian first to integrate a Tesla Powerpack with wind generation will soon be switched on at a salt manufacturing factory at Lake Grassmere, at the top of New Zealands … Read more »

Chatham Islands wind turbines owner put in liquidation

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Chatham Island Wind, an Australian-owned business that had promised to slash power bills for islanders dependent on diesel generators, has been put into liquidation three years after its parent went into voluntary administration. 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 »

Leak Reveals National Plans to Privatise Transpower

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Leak Reveals National Plans to Privatise Transpower NZ First says a leaked January 2017 presentation to Transpower by Swiss Investment Bankers UBS reveals the National Government intends to privatise the National Grid. We have evidence National is … 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 »

Deluge misses southern hydro lakes

Article – BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – Last weekend may have been Oamaru’s wettest since daily rainfall records began in 1950, but the deluge that hit eastern coastal parts of the South Island over the weekend all but missed the southern hydro lakes, which … Read more »

Lucy Lawless & Greenpeace Confront Arctic Oil Drillers

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, July 20 – New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless has just set sail on the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, to confront the Norwegian oil giant Statoil as it drills for oil in the Arctic. 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 »

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