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Eastland Group - Commercial solar trial underway

3 Sep 2019 | Gisborne Herald

A trial into the viability of solar as a power source for local commercial buildings is under way in Tairawhiti. Eastland Network recently installed solar panels on the roof of its Carnarvon Street premises.

A trial into the viability of solar as a power source for local commercial buildings is under way in Tairawhiti. Eastland Network recently installed solar panels on the roof of its Carnarvon Street premises.

Heavy industry in bid to accelerate renewables

3 Sep 2019 | Sharechat

A group of the country’s biggest industrial electricity users are combining to see if they can accelerate development of new renewable generation capacity. Fonterra, New Zealand Steel, Refining NZ, Oji Fibre Solutions and Pan Pac Forest Products are working with the Major Electricity Users’ Group to test whether a long-term power purchase contract for part of their combined load can incentivise new investment at a material scale.

A group of the country’s biggest industrial electricity users are combining to see if they can accelerate development of new renewable generation capacity. Fonterra, New Zealand Steel, Refining NZ, Oji Fibre Solutions and Pan Pac Forest Products are working with the Major Electricity Users’ Group to test whether a long-term power purchase contract for part of their combined load can incentivise new investment at a material scale.

Vector and Watercare to build NZ's first floating solar array

3 Sep 2019 | Vector

Auckland’s electricity and water utility companies today announced a project to build New Zealand’s largest solar array in the heart of Auckland’s North Shore, by floating it on top of the Rosedale wastewater treatment pond near the Northern Motorway.

Auckland’s electricity and water utility companies today announced a project to build New Zealand’s largest solar array in the heart of Auckland’s North Shore, by floating it on top of the Rosedale wastewater treatment pond near the Northern Motorway.

Vector's trial of vehicle-to-home technology kicks off in Piha

2 Sep 2019 | Vector

The first participant in the Piha vehicle-to-home (V2H) trial is now plugged in and ready to go. Auckland energy company Vector has begun its first trial of the new technology, aimed at exploring how electric vehicles and V2H systems can ease peak demand on electricity networks and be used as backup electricity sources for customers during short-term outages.

The first participant in the Piha vehicle-to-home (V2H) trial is now plugged in and ready to go. Auckland energy company Vector has begun its first trial of the new technology, aimed at exploring how electric vehicles and V2H systems can ease peak demand on electricity networks and be used as backup electricity sources for customers during short-term outages.

What will supermarkets look like in a low-carbon future?

1 Sep 2019 | Stuff

Countdown supermarket is looking to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2030, it announced this week in its yearly sustainability report. The ambitious new target is in line with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Countdown supermarket is looking to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2030, it announced this week in its yearly sustainability report. The ambitious new target is in line with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Countdown targeting 60% carbon emissions reduction by 2030

30 Aug 2019 | Countdown

Countdown has announced its target to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2030 vs its 2015 levels, published in the company’s 2019 Sustainability Report released today.

Countdown has announced its target to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2030 vs its 2015 levels, published in the company’s 2019 Sustainability Report released today.

Toyota NZ - Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles will play a part in our transport future

30 Aug 2019 | Toyota New Zealand

In the move to decarbonise the world’s transport fleet, hydrogen will have a unique role to play alongside self-charging hybrids and battery electric vehicles, according to Toyota. Episodes of extreme weather around the world and increasing average global temperatures are attesting to the reality of global warming. Amid global efforts to hold the potential temperature rise to 2.0°C or 1.5°C as the latest IPCC report recommends[1], Toyota is planning to slash average CO2 emissions per vehicle by 90% in comparison with 2010 levels, by 2050.

In the move to decarbonise the world’s transport fleet, hydrogen will have a unique role to play alongside self-charging hybrids and battery electric vehicles, according to Toyota. Episodes of extreme weather around the world and increasing average global temperatures are attesting to the reality of global warming. Amid global efforts to hold the potential temperature rise to 2.0°C or 1.5°C as the latest IPCC report recommends[1], Toyota is planning to slash average CO2 emissions per vehicle by 90% in comparison with 2010 levels, by 2050.

Raglan Coconut Yoghurt becomes NZ's first carboNZero yoghurt company

29 Aug 2019 | Raglan Chronicle

Global headlines are increasingly highlighting the urgency of the climate crisis, and in the small town of Raglan (population 3,500), a local yoghurt company decided it was time to take action.

Global headlines are increasingly highlighting the urgency of the climate crisis, and in the small town of Raglan (population 3,500), a local yoghurt company decided it was time to take action.

Suncorp New Zealand on its way to meet net-zero emissions by 2050

27 Aug 2019 | Suncorp

This month Suncorp released its Responsible Business Report, which includes an update on our progress against our corporate responsibility commitments. Over the past 12 months Suncorp New Zealand has made great strides in our corporate responsibility journey, from enhancing our customer service processes for customers experiencing vulnerability to strengthening conduct and increasing transparency.

This month Suncorp released its Responsible Business Report, which includes an update on our progress against our corporate responsibility commitments. Over the past 12 months Suncorp New Zealand has made great strides in our corporate responsibility journey, from enhancing our customer service processes for customers experiencing vulnerability to strengthening conduct and increasing transparency.

The Kiwi food businesses blazing a carbon-zero trail

26 Aug 2019 | Stuff

Consumers and businesses are increasingly wrestling with the amount of carbon emissions the nation and the planet produces. While emissions have dropped across some sectors, the food and beverage industry has seen a startling rise over the past two decades, and some businesses are taking the initiative to lead the charge to carbon zero. Amy Ridout reports.

Consumers and businesses are increasingly wrestling with the amount of carbon emissions the nation and the planet produces. While emissions have dropped across some sectors, the food and beverage industry has seen a startling rise over the past two decades, and some businesses are taking the initiative to lead the charge to carbon zero. Amy Ridout reports.