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  • 17 May 2012

    The Government’s programme to help insulate New Zealand homes has now reached the milestone of 150,000 insulated homes, Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley announced 16 May.

    “Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart is making a real difference to the lives of New Zealanders,” Mr Heatley said.

    “Each of those 150,000 homes now insulated represents an average of between two and three New Zealanders, so we can be confident that around 450,000 New Zealanders are now better off.

  • 12 March 2012

    Car buyers wanting to find the most economical car for their needs can now compare the performance of up to four different cars with the help of a new online tool, launched today by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

    The vehicle fuel economy comparison tool now available on EECA’s ENERGYWISE website is a fun and informative way to see how different makes and models of car will travel on the same amount of fuel.

  • 9 March 2012

    A Whangarei family can look forward to lower energy costs after winning an online competition for a new fridge.

    Trudi Sawyers was one of thousands of entries in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority's ‘How retro's your fridge?' competition. The Sawyers family will receive a new, energy efficient Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer.

  • 27 February 2012

    New guidelines for electric vehicle manufacturers and importers provide clarity about the regulations and rules for the safe use of electric vehicles in New Zealand.

    Released on 27 February 2012, the guidelines Deploying electric vehicles in New Zealand: A guide to the regulatory and market environment have been developed by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), together with the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development.

  • 1 February 2012

    Better performing, more efficient fridges and freezers saved New Zealanders $59 million last year, according to the latest sales data compiled by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

    Household fridges and freezers made the biggest contribution to the overall savings gained by EECA's products programme, which totalled $195 million for the year.

    EECA's Products programme uses labelling to provide consumers with energy efficiency information at the point of sale, and mandatory standards to remove the least energy efficient products from the market.

  • 1 February 2012

    Better performing, more efficient fridges and freezers saved New Zealanders $59 million last year, according to the latest sales data compiled by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

    Household fridges and freezers made the biggest contribution to the overall savings gained by EECA's products programme, which totalled $195 million for the year.

    EECA's Products programme uses labelling to provide consumers with energy efficiency information at the point of sale, and mandatory standards to remove the least energy efficient products from the market.

  • 16 December 2011

    EECA staff checking the tyre pressure at a service station in Auckland today found that around half the cars checked had tyres at the wrong pressure.

    Just under a hundred cars were checked at the Z Greenlane service station this morning as part of an ENERGYWISE promotion to encourage drivers to keep their tyres pumped up to save fuel and be safe on the roads.  Of those, 48 needed to have their tyres inflated to the correct pressure.

  • 15 December 2011

    Did you know that you can save up to 16 cents a litre on your fuel bill just by keeping your tyres inflated to the correct tyre pressure? Although it is easy to do, recent research shows that many people don't bother to do it, or don't know how to do it.

    A 2011 Automobile Association (AA) Research Foundation survey supported by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) found that nearly half of drivers had not checked their tyre pressure in the last month. 

  • 12 December 2011

    Entries opened today for the 2012 EECA Awards, the biennial celebration of excellence and innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

    Entries are invited in nine categories: Transport, Large Business, Small Business, Public Sector, Renewable Energy, Innovation, Community, Energy Management, and the Outstanding Contribution award for individuals. From these, a Supreme winner is selected.

  • 7 October 2011

    The Acting Minister of Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata, has today announced that three marine energy projects will receive funding as part of the Government's Marine Energy Deployment Fund.

     The projects include a wave energy device for Stewart Island, turbines to generate electricity for Parnell Baths in Auckland, and funding for a cable to link a wave energy device at Moa Point in Wellington.

     "New Zealand has huge potential to generate electricity from marine energy in the future," says Ms Parata.

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