Clean and clever energy use is about living differently, in a way that gives us more.

Andrew Caseley, Chief Executive

The Power of No

In our latest Gen Less campaign, we’re empowering Kiwis to get rid of the stuff on the bottom of their to-do lists. Instead of wasting energy on things and stuff we don’t really want or need, we can give ourselves, and the planet, a breather.

News & Updates

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  • “GPS for trains” slashes fuel use and emissions

    KiwiRail has been around for more than 150 years, and it’s planning at least 150 more, so it’s future-proofing the business by investing in green technology and bringing staff along for the ride.

    22 Jun 2021

    • Carbon emissions
    • Co-funding 
    • Innovation
  • Clean car discount announced

    The government has announced a “clean car” package that includes rebates of up to $8,625 for new EVs.

    14 Jun 2021

  • Supporting the transition to electric vehicle fleets

    Manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of commercial EV chargers now have access to practical advice about EV charging.

    31 May 2021

    • Carbon emissions
    • Electric vehicles
    • Government
  • Make your heat pump work smarter, not harder

    The days are darker, it’s getting colder, and the temptation to run the heat pump at full blast might be growing. After all, they're a low-cost and efficient way to heat your home.

    31 May 2021

    • Gen Less

New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ 2.0

Is your organisation looking for information to make better-informed decisions about energy use and demand in the future?

EECA and the Business NZ Energy Council have launched the updated New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ 2.0 to help businesses and organisations – these insights are freely available to use in an interactive modelling tool.


Consultation opens on energy efficiency proposals

Consultation is underway on the regulations that govern the energy efficiency of appliances and labelling in New Zealand.

Energy Efficient Products and Services – A Regulatory Reform Discussion Document has proposals to enhance the regulatory system for products and services and support the achievement of New Zealand’s future energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals.

Have your say - MBIE website(external link)

Clean car discount announced

From July 1, car buyers will have a new incentive to buy a cleaner, safer car. Anyone purchasing an EV or plug-in hybrid EV will be able to claim rebates of up to $8,625 for new vehicles and $3,450 for used. The discount applies to cars with a star safety rating of at least three, and under $80,000.

It was announced by Minister of Transport Michael Wood, who said, “The Climate Change Commission’s final advice has shown how important it is we decarbonise transport given it’s currently the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand.”

Full details of Clean Car Discount - Waka Kotahi (NZTA) website(external link)

Latest insights

Latest insights

  • Innovation and the transition to a low carbon future

    The pace of change is not fast enough to avert the worst effects of climate change, but there are solutions already available. This think piece explores what needs to happen and how we could make it happen together.

    5 July 2021

    • Climate change 
    • Innovation
  • Electric vehicles and Aotearoa

    Electric vehicles make up a small portion of our total fleet now, but that is going to change.

    1 July 2021

    • Electric vehicles
  • New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ 2.0 guide

    The New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ 2.0 was developed by EECA in partnership with the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) and The Paul Scherrer Institute.

    25 May 2021

    • Carbon emissions
    • Energy systems
    • Government

See if you're eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant

You could be eligible for an 80% grant for ceiling and underfloor insulation, or a heater.

Moving climate change concerns to action

EECA research shows New Zealanders understand climate change is an issue but they’re not sure what to do. Our Gen Less campaign empowers them to take action to reduce their own energy-related emissions in their businesses and at home.