Pouring Government energy into avoiding energy leadership

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Energy Minister Judith Collins yesterday released the new New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy and it’s very disappointing. It’s unambitious, continues business as usual & won’t achieve much. It continues National’s well-worn tactic of playing tricks, rather than actually doing anything. Here’s three reasons why: 1. Targets so low it would be impossible to […]

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World Economic Forum calls for government leadership on green job creation

The World Economic Forum, a group consisting of the world’s leading corporate citizens, is calling on governments to take the lead in green job creation through the retrofitting of commercial buildings to make them more energy efficient. The report, entitled A Profitable & Resource Efficient Future: Catalysing Retrofit Finance & Investing in Commercial Real Estate, […]

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David Clendon – Green Candidate Number 10

Continuing our series of video snippets of high ranked Green candidates, here’s David Clendon. David is an Auckland business advisor and lecturer in resource management of Pakeha and Ngapuhi me Te Roroa descent. On local Auckland issues he says: The Genesis proposal to put a power station at Kaukapakapa does not make environmental, economic or […]

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Goodness and light

New blog on the block, good, is, well, good.  Today it quickly jumped to clarify that, despite the best efforts of climate change deniers and some politicians, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority will not be banning any lightbulbs.  It’s dawn raids on households that still using incandescent lightbulbs have been deferred indefinitely.  If you […]

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21,000 warmer state homes

Housing New Zealand owns and maintains about 68,600 houses throughout New Zealand.  Many of these properties were built before 1978, prior to insulation becoming mandatory. Many of these homes have poor or no insulation and inefficient heating such as open fires. Housing New Zealand has been running a programme to progressively retrofit uninsulated state homes with […]

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