Types of Electric Vehicles

If you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle, you’d be forgiven for feeling lost. The terminology can be confusing, and you might not understand what you’re looking at or what options are available. Let us help by shedding some light on the types of electric vehicles currently available on the New Zealand market: Battery Electric […]

Use TV More Efficiently

The TV is one of the biggest users of power in the house. Partly, this is because of the energy required to generate the picture, brightness, and colours, but it also relates to the amount of time we spend watching the box.   If you’re wanting to improve the energy efficiency of your TV, have […]

How to reduce your plastic waste in one day

At Ecotricity, we want to help ordinary Kiwis be more environmentally conscious in their day-to-day lives. This isn’t just about using renewable energy, but also about finding other ways to make eco-friendly decisions (and save you money, as well!)   Plastic is one of the biggest problems facing us. Plastic takes thousands of years to […]

What does it mean to be CarboNZero?

You’ll often hear businesses, products, or services referred to as carboNZero, Carbon Neutral, or Zero Carbon. Here at Ecotricity, we’re product to be the only New Zealand provider of true, certified carboNZero electricity. But what does it actually mean to be carboNZero? The meaning of carboNZero As a business or government, you can take steps […]

Remuera Golf Club is in full swing for Sustainability

Remuera Golf club is NZ’s first golf course to obtain the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) accreditation that’s internationally recognised to acknowledge their commitment to sustainability. Committed to the core, they’re now NZ’s first golf course to be supplied by carboNZero certified renewable electricity! Remuera golf course is leading the way for other golf clubs to […]

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 generators will damage local ecosystems In […]