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A Life Cycle Analysis report commissioned by EECA has found that electric vehicles (EVs) are better for the New Zealand environment than petrol or diesel powered vehicles, across the lifecycle of the vehicle as well as in use.

Auckland Council has announced a commitment to improve the way it uses energy, as part of a three-year partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

You could be losing hundreds of dollars each year because of inefficient household appliances. Christian Hoerning from EECA ENERGYWISE says the true cost of an appliance isn’t on its price tag.

Kiwis have switched on to the benefits of energy efficient light bulbs, with supermarkets selling twice as many as they did five years ago.

Improved efficiency has helped some of New Zealand’s biggest energy-users slice a chunk off their energy bills, saving millions of dollars and thousands of tonnes of carbon.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) says businesses saved 25,000 tonnes of CO2 and an estimated $12 million a year under its business programmes in its annual report for the 2014/15 financial year.