Greenpeace: Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel as sun’s rays go to waste

Spot electricity prices have soared in the evenings over the last week as a cold snap hit the country. As electricity generators have fired up their dirty and expensive fossil-fueled generators Greenpeace has joined the chorus of those questioning our market structure and reliance on fossil-fueled generation to meet peak demand.

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From Sustainable Electricity, to Sustainable Energy - SEANZ Name Change

SEANZ has a new name - Sustainable Energy Association New Zealand! 

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Energy Efficiency First - a path not a bridge

The planet needs paths, instead of a bridge, to a low-carbon economy to keep its temperature rise to under 2 degrees.

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Important: Commerce Commission Open letter to better understand emerging technologies in monopoly parts of electricity sector

The Commerce Commission has written an open letter outlining its intention to gather information from regulated electricity distributors to better understand how they are planning, investing and accounting for emerging technologies. SEANZ has been raising concerns about the ability of regulations to keep pace with new technologies and have been advocating for the Commission to take an active role in this space for a long time.  

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VW just gave Tesla a $25 Billion battery shock

With New Zealand and the world on a rocketing trajectory for electric vehicle uptake, battery technology and production looks like it will be one of the key factors in maintaining growth in the industry and who will come out on top. 

 

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Strange but true: Australia has a lot to teach us about renewable energy

With the announcement that the Government will end offshore oil and gas exploration in New Zealand, and at the end of our four-yearly schooling by Australia in how to win medals, Vector’s Karl Check says parts of Australia are also making pretty good progress when it comes to shifting away from coal and gas fired power plants and onto renewal energy sources.

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Media Release: Govt needs to do more on Clean Energy to avoid $30b carbon blowout

Media Release for immediate use - 05 April 2018

The Sustainable Electricity Association NZ (SEANZ) said today that the Government needed to do more to enable the adoption of new clean energy technologies by kiwi homes and businesses if the country is to avoid the $30b additional costs predicted in the Westpac NZ Climate Change Impact Report released yesterday.

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SEANZ supports the Women's Leadership Summit

The field of environmental management, conservation and sustainability is ripe with challenges and opportunities. Leaders have a critical role to play in the preservation, rejuvenation and governance of our natural resources. The future of society and business hinges upon those who are able to envision their leadership potential beyond the boundaries of their limitations.

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Media Release: SEANZ clarifies benefits of solar to low-income earners and NZ electricity sector

Media Release for immediate use - 16 March 2018 1pm

SEANZ clarifies benefits of solar to low-income earners and NZ electricity sector

The Sustainable Electricity Association NZ (SEANZ) today moved to clarify the impact of solar and battery storage on low-income earners and to reiterate the financial, social, and environmental benefits to all kiwis of a hastier transition to smart distributed energy technologies contained in an earlier report.

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Our Smart Energy Future - An Open Letter to Jacinda Ardern

There is no argument - the world must wean itself from fossil fuels. Whilst every day we are doing a little more toward kicking the carbon habit for good, we need to do much more.

That's why SEANZ has joined a long list of business leaders, iwi leaders, scientists, environmentalists, actors, musicians, health professionals and others in pledging our support for the New Zealand Government to end oil and gas exploration now, as a vital step in addressing climate change. Keep reading for more detail about why we signed the Open Letter or if you just want to add your name to the letter as well then head straight here. 

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