Eco news articles

The Feebate is back – Are you eligible for a rebate?

Posted On June 29, 2021

Earlier this month, the Government announced two initiatives in the hope to meet New Zealand’s 2050 carbon-neutral target – The Clean Car Discount and the Clean Car Standard. People are referring to these two initiatives as a Feebate. The idea here is that the high polluting vehicles provide a subsidy for low or no emissions […]

“E-Bike Buyer’s Guide: Top Things to Look For

Posted On June 01, 2021

E-bikes can be a healthy, fun way to get around while reducing your carbon footprint. Ecotricity went to support the liberate the lane event over the weekend with bike Auckland. The idea is to give Aucklanders more transport choice, with better low carbon options as traffic congestion is only getting worse. Ecotricity is lucky enough […]


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Global assessments show NZ recycling has a lot of room to improve.

Posted On May 04, 2021

Consumer NZ has shared an article highlighting the shocking results of a global assessment to evaluate packaging recycling. NZ has found itself at the bottom of the board as the second-worst country globally with unrecyclable packaging. 57% of packaging in NZ cannot be recycled. Items that are difficult to recycle include the pringles chip packaging, […]

Notice for ecoWHOLESALE / ecoZERO customers

Posted On April 08, 2021

Ecotricity ecoWHOLESALE / ecoZERO (spot price) calculations washup Ecotricity is proud to be New Zealands first (and only carboNZero Certified) retailer to allow solar generation customers to export their solar panel excess consumption directly onto the spot price wholesale market. Ecotricity is also one of the only electricity retailers to transparently pass on network fees […]

10 things to celebrate Earth day!

Posted On April 01, 2021

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 and was established in 1970. Over the last 51 years, it has become a public movement to acknowledge our mission to restore the earth and protect the environment. As climate change effects continue to increase, public awareness reminds us how important it is to act now […]