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We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

*Solar and batteries* The French government has approved bids for 103 solar power projects which could provide power for around 100,000 homes annually, reports Reuters.

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 August 6, 2018
Over the years I’ve regularly been assigned to find out how Kiwis feel about topical issues. That’s involved going out and asking people for their opinions on everything from sending NZ troops overseas to what presents to buy for Christmas. Getting someone to share their thoughts for publication is never easy. Asking them to do it on camera can be a deal breaker.

So, when we hit the streets of Auckland in late July to find out what people thought about NZ power prices, I was prepared for a long haul. It turned out there was nothing to worry about. Nearly everyone we spoke to wanted to talk about their power bills. On average they were paying about $200 a month during winter. There were a few around $300. The highest was $600!

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We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

Extreme global weather, like this flash flood in Athens, is 'the face of climate change' says one the world’s most eminent climate scientists. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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What’s better than powering your home with solarZero? Powering your car as well (just so there’s no confusion, it needs to be electric).

In fact, when it comes to powering your life on cleaner energy, the future is here. See how you can reduce your carbon footprint with the latest technology by coming down to see us at EV World at the ASB Showgrounds, in Auckland, on Saturday, 11 August. You’ll find our helpful team on stand 97, but the solar panels should be a dead giveaway.

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We're all about saving you energy and have rounded up the latest solar, climate and energy news so you don't have to.

Global surface temperatures in June 2018 averaged 0.78C higher than normal. Guardian graphic. Source: Nasa, NOAA *Solar and batteries*

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