Author: Alzeena Levi

5 common myths about Hydro Power

Currently, hydro power supplies around 60% of New Zealand’s electricity demand, and it’s one of the cheapest and most efficient forms of power generation. There’s lots of misinformation out there about hydro power, so we’ve written this article to bust some of the most prevalent myths. Myth 1: Hydro power isn’t part of the future […]

How to heat your home efficiently

We all want our homes to be warm, dry, and cosy during winter. The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius inside your home – higher if you have children, elderly, or disabled residents. In this article, we look at the big and small things you can do to help improve […]

8 useful facts about electric cars

1. Save money on your transport bill The typical New Zealander spends around $2000 a year filling up their medium-priced car with petrol. If you live far away from where you work – common in the large city centres like Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch – your annual bill could easily be double or triple that. […]

5 Benefits of Saving Energy

If you’ve landed on the Ecotricity website, you have an interest in ways you can make your energy consumption more ethical by making conscious and informed choices.   We don’t just advocate choosing ethical and clean energy sources – we also believe Kiwis will benefit lowering energy consumption. Here are five reasons that reducing the […]

Am I ready for solar panels on my home?

If you’re thinking about adding solar panels for your new or existing home, this handy guide will walk you through the main things you need to know. What is solar power? Solar power is the strong energy generated by the sun. By installing solar panels to absorb the sunlight in the silicon cells, you can […]

What does ethical and clean energy actually mean?

‘Clean energy’ is one of those buzzwords you hear a lot in the media, but few of us actually know exactly what it means. If you’re trying to make more mindful and ethical purchasing decisions, then it’s important to understand exactly what you’re dealing with. Here’s some information to help you make ethical decisions. What […]

Jaguar I-PACE

The Jaguar I-PACE is just around the corner! Many EV enthusiasts are convinced that the jaguar I-PACE is a super contender in the Electric SUV market here’s why. The Jaguar I-PACE is set to be released later this year and the reviews for the Electric SUV only praise the luxurious and impressive model. As mainstream […]

Items you’re recycling that belong in the Rubbish.

Which items go where? It’s easy to think that all items made from paper, plastic or steel can be recycled but this isn’t the case. Here are 6 items we’re recycling wrong and handy tips on what you could do to improve your recycling. Greasy paper/cardboard packaging Everyone loves pizza but not everyone knows that […]

Pioneer Energy change from Coal to Woodchip

We are proud to be connected to Pioneer Energy who are leading the move away from coal One thing Ecotricity doesn’t do is burn coal. Pioneer Energy are leaders in the generation of renewable electricity from wind, hydro and solar. But did you know Pioneer also provide heat generated from wood chip for some of their […]