Energy Use and Conservation

This page links to resources about energy use and conservation for homes and businesses.

Energy News

Energy Portfolio
Press releases and speeches from the government.
Power Crisis?
New Zealand Herald.
WITS Free to Air
Graphs of New Zealand lake levels and inflows, 5 minute prices.

New Zealand’s Energy Resources

Crown Minerals
Crown Minerals manages the New Zealand Government’s oil, gas, minerals and coal resources, known as the Crown Mineral Estate.
New Zealand Wind Energy Association
Advocates for the role of wind generated electricity as a source of power in New Zealand.
Reservoirs and Dams in New Zealand
From Wikipedia.

Energy Efficiency in New Zealand

Energy conservation advice – find out how you can save energy in your home, your car and in your neighbourhood. Learn about renewable energy and find up to date information about energy conservation initiatives in New Zealand. From the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency – EECA.
Energy and the environment
The Ministry of Economic Development develops and implements policy for the electricity sector, in particular relating to the regulatory framework and governance and monitors market performance, including competition issues and electricity prices.
EE Business
Energy conservation advice for New Zealand businesses from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency
National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy.
Government strategy to promote energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy. It includes measures to reduce electricity demand, address energy use in transport, buildings and industry, and promote greater consideration of sustainable energy in the development of land, settlements and energy production.


Community Energy Action
A charitable trust that assists low income households in Christchurch to make their homes warmer, drier and more energy efficient. Site includes an excellent page weighing the pros and cons of various forms of heating.
Energy Efficiency
from Environment Canterbury.
Energy Efficiency Show Home
A 40-year old house purchased by the Christchurch City Council to show what can be done economically to improve the space heating of a typical house of that age.
Sustainable Energy Strategy for Christchurch 2008 – 2018
On 27 September 2007, the Christchurch City Council adopted its Sustainable Energy Strategy for Christchurch 2008 – 2018. The Strategy is the first comprehensive energy action plan to be adopted by a local authority in New Zealand.
Thermal imagery test site from Christchurch City Council
See how much heat leaks from your Christchurch home.

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