Another council has joined a growing number of others in providing support for its ratepayers to install Solar PV.
Marlborough District Council is adding Solar PV to its existing energy efficiency funding service. The Council is seeking to improve air quality and affordability of home clean heating, insulation, water heating and energy supply by helping homeowners with the costs of installation through its energy efficiency funding service.
The scheme allows homeowners to pay the costs of installation over a period of nine years via a targeted rate in addition to their current rates.
OPINION: Electricity prices in New Zealand were five times higher in October 2018 than they were over the previous five years.
The Taranaki offshore gas field, Pohokura, has reduced output due to a faulty valve which was discovered at the offshore gas platform.
The outage has resulted in a gas shortage and caused an electricity price spike which will run until late November, when Operator Shell says that production should resume.
A community energy project based on the south-west coast of Western Australia is offering households an opportunity to become 90 per cent renewable “for the price of a coffee a day” as part of a privately funded, potentially 6.5MW virtual power plant.
Complementary technology, batteries and smart apps feature heavily as industry helps consumers access lower costs, reduce emissions and deliver a more resilient energy future
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Greenpeace Proposal the best way to lower electricity prices and lower emissions
Political action required to end energy poverty and hasten transition to clean economy
The Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) today fully endorsed the Greenpeace proposal to redirect taxpayer-funded subsidies for fossil fuels and divert them to supporting half a million homes install solar and batteries.
A report by the University of Auckland Business School has revealed that power generators made an extra $5.4 billion on profits from 2010 to 2016 over and above what they would have if the wholesale electricity market was truly competitive.
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SEANZ welcomes engagement with Electricity Review
Change in thinking required on emerging technologies
SEANZ Chair Brendan Winitana released an opinion editorial articulating the opportunity and the concerns we have with the Electricity Price Review ahead of their report release today. He also spoke to NewsHub's Duncan Garner this morning with a message for review panel and the Minister.
The Electricity Price Review expects to release its first report tomorrow, Tuesday 11 September at 1pm.
Ahead of it's release, Brendan Winitana, Chairman of SEANZ, the Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand, discusses the issues the review must address.