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A simple online tool allowing dairy farmers to calculate how insulating their milk vat can help save on energy costs, has been launched by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

New Zealanders are increasingly using the cooling buttons on their heat pumps to beat the summer heat but this comes with the risk of high power bills. EECA ENERGYWISE technical specialist Allen Davison has simple tips to keep cool without blowing the budget.

Waikato councils have announced a commitment to improve the way they use energy, as part of a three-year partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

More than 60 of New Zealand’s largest energy-using businesses are now working with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to save on energy use – representing around 40% of the country’s total business energy use.

A trial testing the fuel-saving potential of a specialist emulsion of water and fuel on the former Interislander ferry Arahura has shown promising potential for the technology with possible fuel savings of 2 million litres per annum.

As nominations open for the 2016 EECA Awards, family-operated flower growing business K&L Nurseries says winning top honours in the 2014 Awards has helped put the nursery on the international horticultural map.