7 Apr 2014

Energy efficiency initiatives announced

12:34 pm on 7 April 2014

The Government has announced three energy efficiency initiatives it says will improve business productivity, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

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It will invest $3.8 million into the three programmes, to be be run by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

The first will work with meat and dairy plant operators to identify efficiency opportunities such as improvements to heat recovery processes, boiler tuning and fuel switching.

EECA's current heavy vehicle fuel efficiency programme will be expanded and the authority will also work in partnership with industry to run an information campaign to increase consumer awareness and uptake of fuel efficient tyres.

The Government expects businesses and households to save up to $30 million over the lifetime of the investments.