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To kick off International Drive Electric Week we have launched a new website to connect New Zealanders with everything they want to know about electric vehicles (EVs).

What do we have in common with North America, Chile, Indonesia and Tonga?
I recently attended a conference in Wellington with energy leaders from those countries and others throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and it struck me that we were bound together by one vastly powerful force.

New national energy targets are on the cards, as recently announced by the Minister of Energy & Resources, Hon Simon Bridges.

EECA is pleased to have ranked third in Colmar Brunton’s inaugural Public Sector Reputation Index. The Index benchmarks the organisations against four pillars: leadership and success; social responsibility; trust; and fairness.

More than 286,000 homes have been insulated under the Warm Up New Zealand programme (to the end of October 2015). This figure includes more than 45,000 retrofits under the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme which offers free insulation to households at high risk from health conditions related to cold, damp housing.

Two companies were recognised for their commitment to energy efficiency in the 2015 Wares Awards. Fujitsu General New Zealand has been honoured with the EECA ENERGY STAR Supplier Partner of the Year Award and 100% Errol Rogers in Kerikeri was named ENERGY STAR Retailer Partner of the Year.

Renewable electricity has become the urgent catchcry for most countries wanting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand’s challenges – and opportunities – are quite different.