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Transpower consulting on Renewable Energy Zones

Transpower consulting on Renewable Energy Zones

Transpower today launched a national consultation on the concept of Renewable Energy Zones and a potential pilot project in Northland.

Transpower General Manager External Affairs, Raewyn Moss, said Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) are a way of providing electricity infrastructure that lifts the amount of renewable energy available to New Zealanders.

Z Energy begins scaling up EV network

Z Energy begins scaling up EV network

Co-funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) through the Low Emissions Transport Fund (LETF) will enable Z Energy (Z) to take a significant step forward in the scaling up of its EV charging network by supporting EV charging capability at seven Z sites.

LIC – Meet New Zealand’s coolest cows

LIC – Meet New Zealand’s coolest cows

It’s been a hot summer and we’re not the only ones feeling the heat. As temperatures rise globally, heat stress is becoming more common in our national dairy herd too.

Fortunately, Kiwi scientists are one step closer to enabling farmers to breed more heat tolerant cows after a trial found that dairy cows with the ‘slick’ gene are less affected by heat stress compared to their non-slick counterparts.

Meridian and Contact – Southern Green Hydrogen announces shortlist of potential partners

Meridian and Contact – Southern Green Hydrogen announces shortlist of potential partners

Four potential development partners have been shortlisted to build the world’s first large-scale green hydrogen plant in Southland.

Southern Green Hydrogen project, a joint venture between Meridian Energy and Contact Energy, announced on Tuesday the shortlist comprised of Japanese consortium of Mitsui & Co, leading gases and engineering company BOC, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), a subsidiary of Australian Fortescue Metals Group, and Woodside Energy Limited, Australia’s leading natural gas producer.

Aurecon – further development of electric ferries in Wellington

Aurecon – further development of electric ferries in Wellington

In December, Wellington witnessed a significant milestone towards the decarbonisation of transport with the launch of Ika Rere – the Southern Hemisphere’s first fully electric, high-performance passenger ferry. We speak to Alistair Crossling, Associate Modelling and Analytics at Aurecon, who’s leading the business case for the further development of electric passenger ferry services in Wellington.