Biodiesel is an attractive transport fuel option that's suitable for businesses running fleets of all sizes. Biodiesel-blended diesel is a similar cost to diesel, partly due to the government grants available to New Zealand biodiesel producers. Find out the facts about using biodiesel, and how your business can benefit by switching to a renewable vehicle fuel.
There is a lot of potential for small-scale hydro schemes on New Zealand rivers, streams and even irrigation systems. Hydro power is one of the cheapest ways of generating electricity on a small-scale. Small schemes (typically less than 10MW) also have less environmental impact than large ones. This guide to small-scale hydro schemes is aimed at a farming audience, and includes practical examples.
External power supplies, or power adaptors, are covered by energy efficiency regulations. If you import, manufacture or sell external power supplies - even if they come packaged with a product - there are some requirements you must meet before you can legally sell them in New Zealand.
This fact sheet describes what the requirements for external power supplies are, and how to meet them.