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Meridian and Contact Energy lead $60m (make that $180m) ripoff and massive increase in CO2 emissions

Posted On December 17, 2019

$60 million (make that $180 million) ripoff Contact Energy and Meridian Energy have been accused of extracting more than $60 million from consumers by over-charging for their electricity while spilling water from their South Island dams. Overall, including all other generators, this has lead to a nationwide $100 million wholesale ripoff in just 4 weeks. […]

What are we going to run out of first

Posted On December 16, 2019

10.8 billion, that’s what experts are forecasting earth’s population to be in the year 2100. And as we slowly creep closer to that number, our most precious resources and minerals will start to run out. The things we take for granted everyday, like clean water and air will start to degrade as earth’s population begins […]

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How solar panels work (and are they viable)

Posted On December 02, 2019

Here at Ecotricity, we’re excited about the possibilities for solar as a renewable energy source to help power New Zealand. That’s why we offer the country’s leading price plans for those who are already on-board with solar. If you’re interested in solar, it’s good to understand exactly how your panels work, and whether solar is […]

10 items in your home that you can change to an ethical alternative

Posted On November 21, 2019

It’s simple to make lasting, impactful change toward a sustainable future in your own life. Take a look around your home – I bet you can find at least 10 items that can be replaced with more ethical and sustainable alternatives. Here are some examples: Grocery bags Recently, New Zealand has said no to single-use […]

Energy Minister Woods Saves Consumers $45m. Another $450m is on the way.

Posted On October 29, 2019

On the 3rd of October 2019, the government announced changes rising from the Energy Minister’s recent Electricity Price Review (EPR).  20 of the review’s recommendations have been adopted by the Minister and will be rolled out over the next two to twelve months. The reforms require the bigger power companies (called the “gentailers” – they […]