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Three sustainable builds showcased

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:24:55 +1300 | 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.More >>

Minister more focused on static electricity than changes

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:09:53 +1200 | Green Party

New Zealand’s 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 ...More >>

Govt Should ‘Scrap Proposed Power Increases’

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:55:56 +1200 | 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.More >>

Kiwis don’t want cheaper power at others' expense

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:18:31 +1200 | 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 ...More >>

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

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:09:41 +1200 | 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 ...More >>

Getting Charged at MOTAT This Weekend

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:35:04 +1200 | MOTAT

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

Time To Drive Into A Zero Carbon Future - Dunne

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:18:51 +1200 | 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. More >>

Auckland food warehouse shortlisted for international award

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:42:00 +1200 | Green Building Council

A food warehouse in Mt Wellington, Auckland, has been named a finalist in the 2016 World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards. More >>

Electric vehicles contestable fund opens today

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:33:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today opened the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. More >>

Electric vehicle information campaign launched

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:55:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has launched the Government’s 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 ...More >>

UPDATE: Trustpower shareholders vote for demerger

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 16:58:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Trustpower's shareholders have overwhelmingly voted to carve out its windfarms and renewable development pipeline, splitting the company into two separate businesses that will be listed on the NZX and ASX. More >>

Powerful winds and trees continue to cause cuts

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:05:28 +1200 | Orion New Zealand Limited

Fierce winds continue to batter Central Canterbury today and are creating challenges for our crews carrying out repairs on the Orion electricity network. The majority of power cuts are due to trees or branches falling onto lines.More >>

Impact of August cold snap on electricity consumption

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:10:42 +1200 | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority’s latest data shows the major impact seasons have on New Zealand’s electricity consumption. The chart below compares electricity consumption on 8 February and 8 August 2016. More >>

Taupo Plains: All Customers Now Restored to Usual Supply

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 12:25:56 +1200 | Unison Networks

Last Friday saw the remaining customers in the Taupo Plains who had been affected by the August 5 and 6 snow storm reconnected to usual network supply. More >>

BP now services electric vehicles

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 12:13:39 +1200 | Vector Limited

Vector and BP have installed two brand new rapid chargers at BP Connect Pakuranga. The chargers were officially launched on Wednesday 31 August. More >>

Rally for Democracy: Building the movement for change

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:23:42 +1200 | It's Our Future

Rally for Democracy events are being held on Saturday 10 Septemberin ten towns and cities across New Zealand, featuring an impressive line-up of musicians and speakers. A broad coalition of groups who have spoken out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...More >>

Free events highlight benefits of sustainable buildings

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 14:50:49 +1200 | Green Building Council

Green buildings can reduce our emissions, save energy and water, and create more liveable communities – and next month Kiwis will discover how, as some of New Zealand’s most sustainable buildings throw open their doors during World Green Building Week ...More >>

Vector Seeks to Clarify Electricity Authority Jurisdiction

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:21:43 +1200 | Vector Limited

Vector, together with its majority shareholder Entrust, has today filed proceedings in the High Court in Wellington. More >>

Report Shows Marine Life Where Seabed Mining Proposed

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 15:55:45 +1200 | KASM

That a new report shows plenty of marine life in the South Tarankai Bight in the area a seabed mining company has described as a “virtual desert” is not surprising, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining said today. The report by the Cawthron Institute shows ...More >>

EECA funding focus to move beyond electricity

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:40:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A change to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s (EECA) levy funding will enable an increased focus on improving New Zealand’s energy productivity and reducing emissions, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.More >>

 

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