New Zealand passes law for net zero carbon emissions by 2050

The Zero Carbon Bill provides a framework to support the country to prepare for and adapt to the effects of climate change

The city of Auckland
Auckland unveils plans for hydrogen transport hub

The facility will produce clean hydrogen gas to refuel vehicles when it enters operation in 2019

New Zealand’s renewable generation shatters 37-year record

Clean power sources made up 85% of total power production in the second quarter of 2018

New Zealand charges ahead with first grid-scale battery storage facility

Utility Mercury hopes to gather key learnings around energy storage as the nation transitions towards a sustainable future

Nuku’alofa granted $6.8m to upgrade electricity network

The aid will help rehabilitate Tonga’s power lines to withstand extreme weather

New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration

The government said it will not revoke any existing exploration contracts

New Zealand marks end to coal power

The last two coal-fired power units in New Zealand is to close in the next three years. Genesis Energy said its coal-burning electricity generators at Huntly Power Station will be permanently withdrawn from the market by December 2018. Chief Executive Albert Brantley said one of the reasons is the reduced costs of renewable energy. He […]

Activists march against oil drilling in New Zealand

Hundreds of people marched through central Auckland today to protest against deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand waters. They made their way to SkyCity where the New Zealand Petroleum Summit is being held this week and were opposing potential exploration by Norwegian oil giant Statoil – which is partly sponsoring the event. Activists were […]

Auckland Airport to invest $3bn in energy-saving measures

The largest airport in New Zealand is planning to invest more than $3 million in projects that help reduce its energy use in the next three years. Auckland Airport has set a target of saving six GWh of energy – enough to power around 750 homes annually – and cut carbon emissions by 1,000 tonnes […]

Flower power! Gerbera grower bags green trophy

A Kiwi flower grower has bagged a green trophy for powering its business entirely with off-cuts from its plants. The family-run New Zealand nursery which grows gerberas installed a boiler which runs on its plant waste. K&L Nurseries produces more than two million stems of cut flowers a year and needs constant heat in its […]