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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS and Vector continue development of New Energy Platform
The initial focus of the NEP is to collect and analyse data from more than 1.6 million IoT-connected Vector advanced meters that gather information on energy consumption and network performance across A/NZ.
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Sustainability
VMware achieves carbon neutrality two years early
“As an innovative company with sustainability at our core, we are thrilled to announce our achievement of carbon neutrality two years ahead of our 2020 goal."
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Manufacturing
Apple's new carbon-free aluminium set to revolutionise manufacturing
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company’s is committed to advancing technologies that are good for the planet and help protect it for generations to come.
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University of Canterbury
Entries for global green city competition open
Selva Ganapathy and Joyce Chen from the College of Business and Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch were the APAC winners in 2017.
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Cloud
Apple now powered by 100% renewable energy - will suppliers follow suit?
The company also announced that nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100% clean energy.
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Cartech
How NZ is becoming the world’s living tech lab
"New Zealand now has a global reputation for technology leadership in space, GPS, artificial intelligence, IoT, agritech and creative technologies."
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Going Green
How to turn water into power with this new turbine
The hybrid Tesla turbine converts kinetic energy produced by the flow of water into electricity.
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Microsoft
Big step forward for Singapore's solar energy market as Microsoft signs new deal
Microsoft says this is the first rooftop solar portfolio in the country focused on serving data center energy consumption.
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Energy
Australia's clean technology sector gets a $4.8m boost
“With Australia’s energy sector increasingly under pressure from volatile commodity prices, it is vital we transform the way our industry operates."
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New Zealand
New tech powers up across NZ
More than 15,000 homes are generating their own electricity across New Zealand...
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Machine learning
Australian renewable energy gets a $7m boost
“The inherent inefficiencies within the energy sector in Australia makes it ripe for disruption."
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Drones
Robots, drones and EVs mean engineers may have to upskill
To remain employable engineers require expertise in new technology such as GPS positioning, drones and virtual reality...
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New Zealand
Get ready to zoom around in an electric speedster with Mevo and Z Energy
“We are leading the change in the car-sharing industry, not only in New Zealand but globally..."
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New Zealand
Ara and EECA assist large scale energy conservation projects
Christchurch Airport saved 8.2 % on their annual energy use...
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New Zealand
Tesla and Solarcity team up to install Powerwalls across NZ
"Combining solar and Tesla batteries is a brilliant way to reduce network demand..."
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New Zealand
New Zealand’s first ever electric vehicle showcase breaks records
With a record number of visitors, 2,631 over two days, EVWorld NZ reflected the growing popularity of EVs throughout the country...
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New Zealand
The EV revolution is coming faster than Kiwis think
“You'll be able to buy buses very economically from China...”
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Government
The AU$100 million program to encourage Australians to take up EVs
“By providing discounted finance through the CEFC, it is hoped we can encourage a greater uptake of electric vehicles and reduce emissions...”
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New Zealand
Cars, bikes and clean energy, evworld NZ roundup
Big things are happening in NZ, EVs are coming faster than I thought, so strap in my fellow Kiwis...
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Sustainability
Battery storage could be key to an emission-free NZ
"We are preparing for what the future looks like and this battery research is the first step..."
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Callaghan Innovation
Lightning Lab Demo Day set to showcase electricity innovation
The lightbulb moments from will provide interesting insight into the future of the country’s electricity market.
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New Zealand
Ara is preparing Kiwis for the future, with EV technology programme
“They’re coming now so future mechanics need to be trained and ready...”
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Smart Home
Solarcity and Vodafone team up to transform Kiwi houses into smart homes
"The Internet of Things has the potential to completely change how Kiwis work, live and play..."
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Sustainability
Ford will deliver on sustainability goals with clean energy and waste reduction
“We believe we have an obligation to leave this world better than we found it..."