An independent study by electricity expert Energy Link has found that large-scale hydrogen storage is a better solution than other options that include pumped hydro storage or over-building renewable capacity to fully decarbonise Aotearoa’s electricity system.
Toyota New Zealand has launched a trial scheme along these lines in Nelson, calling it the Toyota Mobility Project. It’s the third in a series of programmes that also includes the Toyota Hydrogen Project and Waka Aronui.
A wet winter was good news for Genesis Energy’s hydro generation, with full lakes providing enough electricity to power an extra 10,000 homes.
The BNZ and Ātihau-Whanganui Incorporation (AWHI) have announced a new agribusiness Sustainability Linked Loan, covering not only traditional environmental targets, but also includes social and cultural targets for the first time.
Meridian Energy has chosen Australian resource firm Woodside Energy as its preferred partner to develop a green hydrogen project in Southland.
Toyota New Zealand has committed to reducing its emissions by a minimum of 46% compared to 2019 levels, a “science-based” target.
Z Energy (Z) is opening five new EV chargers before Christmas – and is committed to installing EV chargers across more than 40 percent of its network by 2025.
Westpac NZ has launched a new low-interest personal loan to support more New Zealanders to buy a range of electric vehicles, including EVs, e-bikes, e-scooters and e-mopeds.
The loan is available at 6.99% per annum, and enables applicants to borrow up to $50,000 for up to five years.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), is calling for submissions from the public on a new green paper about improving the performance of electric vehicle charging, including smart chargers.
A ground-breaking experiment aims to see a Canterbury dairy farm cut 20% of its greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of its nitrate leaching, and could one day change the way Kiwis farm.
Ngāi Tahu Farming, in partnership with Ngāi Tūāhuriri, has been given an $8 million grant through the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund for a seven-year research programme.
Fonterra is replacing a coal boiler at its Waitoa factory in the Waikato with a wood biomass boiler as part of its goal to achieve net zero emissions at its manufacturing sites by 2050.
The co-operative celebrated turning the first sod at Waitoa on Thursday with Te Tumuaki o Te Kīngitanga and local iwi Ngāti Hauā. Work will begin on the new boiler installation later this year, and it is expected to be up and running in November next year.
Air New Zealand second airline globally to announce ambitious science-based emissions reduction target
Air New Zealand has taken another important step on its Flight NZ0 journey by setting an ambitious science-based target to reduce carbon emissions by 2030.