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Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

The Climate Leaders' Coalition - whose signatories are responsible for almost 60 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - will today officially launch a Statement of Ambition, which aims for meaningful climate action.

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NZ Post, Fonterra launch alternative fuel trucks

NZ Post, Fonterra launch alternative fuel trucks

New Zealand Post and Fonterra have rolled out electric trucks to help meet carbon emissions targets in their respective fleets.
The NZ Post truck is powered by a hydrogen powered fuel cell, and the Fonterra milk tanker, named Milk-E, runs on batteries

EECA – 6 ways you can help with climate change

EECA – 6 ways you can help with climate change

When it comes to climate change the lifestyle choices we make really do matter. Using less energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is critical to New Zealand meeting our commitments under the Paris Agreement. We all have to pull our weight, together, for this to work.

thinkstep-anz – Moving Faster: building on change

thinkstep-anz – Moving Faster: building on change

The New Zealand building sector is currently facing pressure from many directions. We are a country with high living and building costs. We are in the middle of a housing crisis and a building boom. Like many other countries, we’re struggling with supply. But we must urgently change how we build so we can move towards a zero-carbon future. In this ‘moving faster’ blog, thinkstep-anz Technical Director Jeff Vickers argues that manufacturers need to offer lower-carbon options, specifiers need to choose them, and architects need to optimise design and available materials.

IAG joins Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

IAG joins Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

IAG, New Zealand’s largest general insurer, whose brands include AMI, State and NZI has joined the United Nations convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) as part of its overall commitment to achieving net zero.

As an NZIA member, IAG joins 28 other leading insurers globally, representing just under 15 per cent of the world’s premium volume.

Meridian Energy set to plug EV charging network gaps

Meridian Energy set to plug EV charging network gaps

Meridian Energy has confirmed it will soon eliminate what it calls “charging deserts” with ten new DC fast chargers for the South Island.

The chargers will be installed with co-funding from the government’s Low Emissions Transport Fund, and they should further help reduce range anxiety worries, opening the possibility of EV ownership to more people.

The days of roaring engines echoing around Queenstown’s canyons could be numbered as a new fleet of electric jet boats is developed.

Orion gears for increased EV uptake

Orion gears for increased EV uptake

Electricity distribution company Orion has reported a year of solid financial performance while building extra resilience into its network in its newly released annual result.

Orion Group chief executive Nigel Barbour says the company is preparing for increased take-up of EVs and businesses switching to electricity to power process heat.