Otago Daily Times (01/02/2014) has reported that the government is to award and recognise the best energy projects in New Zealand.
Both public and private sector organisations will be celebrated at the 2014 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Awards to be held at the Auckland Museum in May.
Mike Underhill, the EECA chief executive, commented that the awards aim to celebrate those who are changing the way energy is used in New Zealand, as well as those that are creating a more productive and healthier country.
Entries are encouraged whether it's a community group, small farming operation, smart transport operator or large corporation. Any organisation that focuses on improving energy is able to apply by downloading the entry form online at www.eecabusiness.govt.nz/ awards-2014.
The various award categories include energy management, renewable energy, innovation, transport, public sector, community, small to medium business (sponsored by Knauf Insulation), large business, the Christchurch energy champion award to recognise positive energy use in the Canterbury rebuild and an energy leadership award for individuals.
Entries close on 10 February 2014.