The Time is Right to Review the Electricity Sector

Press Release – Bell Gully

Renewable energy targets and the take-up of new technologies mean it is the right time to review the regulatory settings for the electricity sector, according to a new report by law firm Bell Gully. Read more »

Feedback Sought on Commercial Lighting Energy Standard

Press Release – EECA

Feedback is invited on an updated energy standard for lighting in large buildings such as offices and industrial buildings. Read more »

The Warehouse launches EV chargers

Press Release – The Warehouse Group

The Warehouse has begun installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at many stores across New Zealand. The network is being launched in Southland with Invercargill to be the first official store where EV owners can plug in to charge their vehicles. Read more »

Transpower Releases Research on Solar Photovoltaic Panels

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today released research that finds New Zealands power system is in a good position to enable a significant increase in renewable electricity generated from solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Read more »

BusinessNZ Energy Council positive about energy future

Press Release – Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has released its post-election briefing setting out the conditions required to unlock a positive energy future for New Zealand. Read more »

Trustpower launches “Solar Buddies” electricity trading

Press Release – TrustPower

Trustpower has launched Solar Buddies, a new and unique way to allow trading of surplus solar generation between its customers. Read more »

UPDATE: Trustpower targets King Country retail business

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower is eyeing up King Country Energy’s retail business, as it teams up with King Country Electric Power Trust to buy out the remaining minority shareholders. Read more »

NZ carbon price breaks through $20, seen rising higher

Article – BusinessDesk

The New Zealand carbon price has broken through the $20 a tonne mark, as it continues its push higher on speculation the new government will lift a cap on the maximum price emitters pay. Read more »

Govt pushing for fair deal for consumers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is acting on key consumer concerns, with Minister Megan Woods asking the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to further investigate fuel prices and Minister Faafoi moving to progress broad market studies powers for … Read more »

ComCom to get market studies powers by end of 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

ComCom to get market studies powers by end of 2018 after further information on petrol pricing Read more »

A fresh start for climate change mitigation in New Zealand

Article – Robert McLachlan

The election of the sixth Labour-led government heralds a new direction for climate change policy in New Zealand. Read more »

Have your say on Wellington Electricity’s earthquake plan

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is inviting public submissions on Wellington Electricitys plan to spend $31 million on earthquake strengthening its lines network. Read more »

ChargeNet NZ and Aurora Energy Announce New Partnership

Press Release – ChargeNet

ChargeNet New Zealand and Aurora Energy are proud to announce a new partnership and plans to extend the charging network for electric vehicles in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. Read more »

Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against Amazon Warrior

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, December 5: A legal challenge against the worlds largest seismic oil exploration ship will be launched at a public rally today on Parliament Lawn. Read more »

Minister on Sustainable Business Network Awards winners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister congratulates Sustainable Business Network Awards winners Climate Change Minister James Shaw today congratulated the winners and finalists of last nights NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. Its great to see so many examples … Read more »

NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2017

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

Record year of award entries sees NZ Post take top sustainability award NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2017 is a year of record award entries with one of New Zealands oldest state-owned companies taking out the top award. Rachel Brown, CEO Sustainable … Read more »

New tech powers up across NZ

Press Release – Electricity Authority

More than 15,000 homes are generating their own electricity across New Zealand as consumers make the most of disruptive technology. Electricity Authority data shows the total capacity of residential installed generation now produces enough energy … Read more »

Making the Move to a Low Emissions Economy

Press Release – Sustainable Business Council

Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council, Abbie Reynolds, says climate change could be the greatest economic disruption in our lifetimes and the largest driver of innovation since World War Two. Read more »

EMANZ welcomes announcement on building energy efficiency

Press Release – Energy Management Association

The Energy Management Association of New Zealand today welcomed the announcement by the NZGBC and several leading companies with interests in commercial buildings – either as owners or occupiers – of their commitment to improve energy efficiency … Read more »

PEPANZ Publishes Briefing to Energy and Resources Minister

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has published its briefing to the new Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today, setting out the industrys role in 21st century New Zealand. Read more »

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