Save energy and emissions with Gen Less

You'll find stories, tools, and a whole range of actions you can take - benefitting your pocket, your wellbeing, and our climate. Just choose where you want to take action.

Save energy at home

It’s not just about saving money – saving power also reduces our household greenhouse gas emissions, which is important for reducing our impact.

Electricity generation makes up just over 6% of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. This doesn’t sound like much, but it’s about the equivalent of 1.4 million petrol cars.

Energy, carbon, and the climate

Climate change is caused by greenhouse gas emissions. We can reduce our emissions by making clean and clever energy choices.

Understanding New Zealand's energy profile, as well as the impact of choices we all make, is a great place to start. 

Learn more about our electricity grid, New Zealand's response to climate change, and how we can take action to support our move towards a net zero carbon New Zealand by 2050.

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The future of business is low emissions

We’ve gathered Kiwi businesses leaders from companies of all different sizes, sectors and regions to share how they’re bringing action and innovation to decarbonisation.

EV champion Hayden Paddon

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon knows cars, and loves his EV.

He’s got the low down on what you need to know about saving emissions, costs, and enjoying a great drive by going electric.

Gen Less stories


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  • Article

    Climate action is good for business

    Reducing energy use and switching to cleaner fuels can have many benefits for business, beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Emission reduction
    • Energy management
    • Working Gen Less

    25 May 2023

  • Article

    Join business leaders taking climate action

    The future of business is low emissions – take your next step.

    • Emission reduction
    • Energy management
    • Low emission transport

    24 May 2023

  • Article

    Ruapehu College kicks coal to the curb

    Coal boilers, which are a major contributor to the country’s greenhouse emissions, are being replaced in New Zealand public schools by 2025.

    • Co-funding
    • Emission reduction
    • Energy management

    16 March 2023