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By: Smart Energy Solutions  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Light Fitting

  • The challenge is on to find New Zealand’s most fuel efficient vehicle.

  • The results are in, and it looks like New Zealanders have yet to embrace the idea of Earth Hour, an event sponsored by WWF to raise awareness about climate change.

  • Who could have imagined a car that needed no petrol to run, was smart enough to never crash and small enough to go nearly anywhere. Well, stop imagining because they’re here (well, nearly).

  • Known as ‘little chimneys’, Consumer has found downlights can significantly increase your heating bill in an open-plan room because the large ventilation air-gaps around the light fitting let warm air disappear from your living space into your ceiling.

  • KiwiRail is hoping to have electric railcars up and running in Auckland by 2013 and is on the lookout for suppliers.

  • The New Zealand Wind Energy Association is holding its annual conference and exhibition later this month to discuss latest innovations and issues relating to wind energy.

  • Auckland company Fullers are planning to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions by making some simple yet smart changes to the way they drive their vessels.

  • Keywords: Light Fitting

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    Smart Energy Solutions: Smart Energy Solutions News: Better kiwi homes

    Consumer has found downlights can significantly increase your heating bill in an open-plan room because the large ventilation air-gaps around the light fitting let warm air disappear from your living space into your ceiling. In a media release today, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed 43,430 New Zealand homes have benefited from the EECA Energywise Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme in it’s first 10 months.