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Tax on solar and batteries shocks industry, green and consumer groups

Press release | April 1, 2016 at 10:49

A group of organisations today expressed shock at the fact that a New Zealand energy company is introducing a tax of up to 26% on solar power and batteries from today, April 1.

Battle over solar tax heats up as full hearing announced

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 8:46

An extra charge for solar users, deemed a “tax on solar”, will soon be challenged in a full hearing after an independent authority agreed it needed to be “fully tested”.

Time for “diseased” electricity industry overhaul

Press release | June 20, 2017 at 14:33

Greenpeace has called for an overhaul of the electricity industry after a complaint against a tax on solar was quashed in court.

Govt urged to use regional development fund for just transitions

Press release | February 23, 2018 at 9:20

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to use the Regional Development Fund to back up its promises of a just transition to clean energy.

Climate change

Hub | December 19, 2006 at 22:51

Solar energy can change Greece

Blog entry by Anna-Maria Renner | March 2, 2016

Experiencing a beautiful 22 degrees °C sun in Rhodes, Greece brought to mind two thoughts:  1) “Yes, it is truly the Island of the Sun.”  2) “Yes, climate change is happening.” This led me to one conclusion: Solar power is the best...

Apple deals for solar energy in Nevada

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | July 4, 2013

People have always looked to Apple to know what the next big, new (and profitable) idea would be in the world of technology. Today’s no different, as Apple is again leading the way to the future – now in solar power. Apple ...

Subsidy-free solar takes off in Spain

Blog entry by Jose Luis Garcia | February 5, 2014

Solar energy is clean, local, job-intensive, easy to install, quick to deploy, simple to maintain... but expensive. That used to be the mantra that solar promoters had to bear over the years, and it seemed an effective reason to keep...

The World's Largest Solar Plant

Blog entry by Daniel Schreiber | February 17, 2014

Photo credit: Brightsource Energy In the heart of the Californian Mojave desert, the world’s largest solar plant officially opened last week. The  Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System  is a project conceived by Google, NRG...

Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

Blog entry by Neha Khator and Ruhie Kumar | July 21, 2014

In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change. But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy...

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