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Hot summer days means lots of extra showers and loads of washing, making hot water the single biggest energy user in many homes in the warmer months.However technical expert Christian Hoerning says there are easy ways to cut the waste and save hundreds of dollars a year.

Landlords with low-income tenants should get in early to take advantage of insulation grants before insulation in rental homes becomes mandatory, according to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

EECA’s Chief Executive Mike Underhill retires today after nearly 10 years at the helm.
Mr Underhill, an engineer by profession, says he has thoroughly enjoyed leading a delivery agency that gets things done.

A new calculator developed by New Zealand experts will give people interested in solar electricity a useful estimate about whether solar will be cost-effective for their household.