Almost all economists, and most politicians, if pressed, will concede that on the whole, subsidies are Not a Great Thing.
Work is underway to develop NABERSNZ, a scheme to measure and rate the energy performance of New Zealand office buildings, based on a similar model overseas.
New Zealand Steel has signed a future supply agreement with Marlborough cleantech company Carbonscape, and is exploring other options for making use of Carbonscape's patented microwave technology.
Greenpeace has published The Future is Here, a new report outlining a future in which New Zealand could achieve 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025 and almost 100 percent renewable transport and industry by 2050.
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster led to a bit of a nuclear backlash in Japan, and now the country is gearing up to build the world's largest offshore wind farm this July.
Registrations are now open for Energy at the Crossroads: Energy Innovation for a Sustainable Society, a two-day conference to explore new energy technologies.
APEC has issued a request for proposals for a 'smart grid roadmap' for Christchurch.
Six New Zealand companies specialising in energy efficient products and services are off across the Tasman this week in the hopes of fast-tracking their entry into the Australian market.
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