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On becoming the first solar company to achieve carboNZero certification

By solarcity


 May 16, 2011
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Christchurch-based solarcity is New Zealand’s only all-in-one solar power company, and started working with the carboNZero programme in 2010, in order to achieve the programme’s internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification. It has now become the first solar power company in the world to achieve this specific carboNZero certification for their organisational activities.

As part of their certification solarcity will try to reduce their GHG emissions further, through activities such as cutting air mileage by using Skype and IP Telephony, introducing personal travel reduction targets and changing fleet cars to reduce fuel consumption.

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New Zealand's "Solar Promise" Becomes Solar Policy

By solarcity


 January 3, 2011
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Nelson, New Zealand Mayor, Aldo Miccio, confirmed today that at least six more governing councils are considering solar initiatives in their towns and cities as part of their Solar Promise.

Miccio, the Nelson Environment Centre and solarcity NZ Ltd. launched the Solar Promise campaign in July 2011, calling for councils, central government, individuals and businesses to do what they can to remove the barriers to solar energy and make the technology more affordable, to help New Zealanders save money and combat climate change.

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