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FutureFit in Business

14 Nov 2019 | Auckland Council

To help corporates embed low carbon behaviour, we have gone one step further by developing FutureFit in business, a staff engagement tool for large New Zealand businesses. Particularly those who are signatories to the Climate Leaders Coalition and have made a public commitment to measure and reduce their emissions. FutureFit in business enables you to engage your employees to undertake low carbon behaviours. A comprehensive package assists with planning your launch and keeping staff engaged over time. The ability to create teams introduces a competitive edge, and a business-wide leader board lets staff to see how they are tracking within the organisation. Full details about the corporate offering can be found in the attached and at futurefit.nz

2060 energy modelling shows path to faster decarbonisation

14 Nov 2019 | EECA

The release of new modelling on what New Zealand’s energy future could look like by 2060, is an invaluable tool, says the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

The release of new modelling on what New Zealand’s energy future could look like by 2060, is an invaluable tool, says the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

Ports of Auckland hydrogen plant delays won't affect 2020 opening

12 Nov 2019 | Stuff

Ports of Auckland says it's still on track to open a new hydrogen production and refuelling plant which it says could help make it a zero emissions port by 2040.

Ports of Auckland says it's still on track to open a new hydrogen production and refuelling plant which it says could help make it a zero emissions port by 2040.

Calculate and reduce your carbon footprint with FutureFit

11 Nov 2019 | Our Auckland

Auckland Council now provides a website futurefit.nz where you can calculate your own personal carbon footprint. In a calculation backed by science, you’ll see clearly how to take tangible steps to reduce it. The FutureFit tool gives you an assessment of your carbon impact in various categories – transport (usually the ‘biggie’), power, food and living. Each category is colour-coded, showing where you can make the biggest difference.

Auckland Council now provides a website futurefit.nz where you can calculate your own personal carbon footprint. In a calculation backed by science, you’ll see clearly how to take tangible steps to reduce it. The FutureFit tool gives you an assessment of your carbon impact in various categories – transport (usually the ‘biggie’), power, food and living. Each category is colour-coded, showing where you can make the biggest difference.

Beca announces carbon emissions reduction target

8 Nov 2019 | Beca

Beca, one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancies in the Asia-Pacific region and founding Climate Leader’s Coalition signatory, has made a firm commitment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Beca, one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancies in the Asia-Pacific region and founding Climate Leader’s Coalition signatory, has made a firm commitment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Oji Fibre Solutions - Eliminating coal and reducing emissions - transforming the Tasman Mill

8 Nov 2019 | Oji Fibre Solutions

With backing from the Oji Group, Oji Fibre Solutions has invested more than $63 million to secure a sustainable future for the Tasman Mill.

Lincoln and Meridian join forces for coal free future

8 Nov 2019 | Meridian Energy

Lincoln has become the first New Zealand university to adopt commercial scale solar energy as it unveils plans to eliminate coal by 2025. The university has partnered with Meridian Energy to install a 102-kWh solar array, the largest to be installed at a New Zealand University. The array will supply renewable energy direct to the university’s network, with Meridian planning additional arrays as part of Lincoln’s $8 million investment into renewable energy.

Lincoln has become the first New Zealand university to adopt commercial scale solar energy as it unveils plans to eliminate coal by 2025. The university has partnered with Meridian Energy to install a 102-kWh solar array, the largest to be installed at a New Zealand University. The array will supply renewable energy direct to the university’s network, with Meridian planning additional arrays as part of Lincoln’s $8 million investment into renewable energy.

Leaders urge cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Bill

7 Nov 2019 | Scoop

Over 215 New Zealand businesses, organizations and leaders urge cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Bill Over 215 prominent businesses and organizations have urged all parties to support the Zero Carbon Bill through its final reading today, in the form of an open letter to Parliament. Notable signatories include The Warehouse Group, Les Mills International, Sanford, and Meridian Energy.

Over 215 New Zealand businesses, organizations and leaders urge cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Bill Over 215 prominent businesses and organizations have urged all parties to support the Zero Carbon Bill through its final reading today, in the form of an open letter to Parliament. Notable signatories include The Warehouse Group, Les Mills International, Sanford, and Meridian Energy.

EECA - Sales of inefficient light bulbs plummet as Kiwis embrace LEDs

7 Nov 2019 | EECA

Supermarket sales of energy-hungry incandescent light bulbs have halved since 2015, a trend welcomed by EECA. However Chief Executive Andrew Caseley says there’s a way to go before all New Zealand homes have switched to energy efficient and climate-friendly LEDs.

Supermarket sales of energy-hungry incandescent light bulbs have halved since 2015, a trend welcomed by EECA. However Chief Executive Andrew Caseley says there’s a way to go before all New Zealand homes have switched to energy efficient and climate-friendly LEDs.

ECCA research on reducing emissions from process heat

6 Nov 2019 | MBIE

A new suite of research on innovative process heat technology that doesn’t use fossil fuels has been released by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Process heat, in the form of steam, hot water or gases, contributes approximately 9 percent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, with about 60 percent of the energy required provided by fossil fuels.

A new suite of research on innovative process heat technology that doesn’t use fossil fuels has been released by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Process heat, in the form of steam, hot water or gases, contributes approximately 9 percent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, with about 60 percent of the energy required provided by fossil fuels.