• Since we mentioned, some months ago, the great strides that have been made on the Continent in connection with the harnessing of the wind to furnish electricity for power and lighting purposes,
Southern electricity lines company Aurora says it will keep charging people more to get their electricity in winter despite a claim the variable rate is not working as well as it used to.
Geological issues have led to a rethink of a proposed major new power scheme on the lower Waitaki River.
Blueskin Bay is set to become the site of New Zealand's first community wind-power project, its excited backers say.
Using the Earth's core to heat a home may seem impossible, but a Queenstown heating engineer says it is possible and has been for more than 60 years.
Almost $12 million has been spent by Meridian Energy so far on its proposed north bank tunnel power scheme on the lower Waitaki River.
The New Zealand Takeovers Panel has granted an exemption to BG Group (British Gas) from having to make an immediate offer for Contact Energy
Rainfall in the southern hydroelectricity lake areas is "good news" even though it was not as much as first hoped, Raineffects hydrologist Dave Stewart says.
It's official. Dunedin is the worst place in New Zealand in which to take advantage of free heat from the sun. Our solar radiation figures fall way below North Island and Central Otago urban centres, although there is some consolation - we rate better than Scott Base in Antarctic. So is it worth installing a solar hot water system in Dunedin? Reporter Allison Rudd investigates.
The intricacies of sustainable living will be explored at a workshop to be held at Mataura Community Centre this month.
Meridian Energy Ltd is preparing for a major engineering feasibility study into its proposed Waitaki River north bank tunnel power scheme to finalise the design, derive an up-to-date costing and determine its commercial viability.
The Government is going to shake up the state owned power companies in an attempt to get more competition into the electricity sector.
Infrastructure company Vector lifted half year net profit from continuing activities 11.6 percent to $101 million, helped by lower borrowing costs.
A Dunedin group hopes to bring a regular supply of biodiesel to the city in a scheme similar to one already operating in Queenstown.
The commercial practices of energy generators were put under the microscope at a commerce select committee meeting in Parliament today.
Contact Energy lost more than 2000 Dunedin customers in the same quarter it controversially hiked prices by more than 9%, the latest Economic Development Ministry electricity price survey suggests.
National electricity grid operator, Transpower, is investigating the potential for a computer system to forecast the amount of electricity likely to be generated at any given moment from wind.
Two energy companies have reduced generation from hydro power stations in the South as a lack of rain continues to bite.